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Adult Education Course:

Modern Giants of Jewish Thought, February – May 2023

An Exploration of Major Jewish Thinkers of the Past 100 Years

Rabbi Alan Henkin will offer a six-part class on some of the most important shapers of modern Jewish thought. This Adult Ed class will be an adventure in the challenging, controversial thinking of Jewish thought-leaders of 20th and 21st centuries.

The class will meet on Sundays at 7:00pm on Zoom, and they’ll be recorded. Each session is stand-alone, so you can miss one and not be lost in the next.

  • Session 1 (February 26) - The Germans: Franz Rosenzweig and Martin Buber
  • Session 2 (March 5) - The Reconstructionists: Mordecai Kaplan and Milton Steinberg
  • Session 3 (March 26) - The Orthodox: Joseph Soloveitchik and David Hartman
  • Session 4 (April 9) - The Reform Rabbis: Jakob Petuchowski and Eugene Borowitz
  • Session 5 (April 23) - Feminist and Queer Thought
  • Session 6 (May 7) - The Process Thinkers, and Wrap-Up

Adult Education

Mark Your Calendars: New Am Tikvah Adult Education Classes

Members, friends, and guests are invited to participate in Am Tikvah’s newly revitalized Adult Education program. By popular demand and at the request of many congregants, the classes listed below are offered; feel free to come to all or attend as you can. All sessions will be on Zoom (links TBA); Sunday sessions might also be in person at Brotherhood Way.



About Reform Judaism
Teacher: Rabbi Alan Henkin

History of the Reform Movement
Recording Link

Beliefs of the Reform Movement
Recording Link

Current Practices
of the Reform Movement

Recording Link

About Conservative Judaism
Teacher: Rabbi Batshir Torchio

History of the Conservative Movement
Recording Link  Password: q^96sGx9

Beliefs of the Conservative Movement
Recording Link

Current Practices
of the Conservative Movement

Recording Link 

A special wrap-up class on Conservative/Reform Judaism was held on Wednesday, 1/25.

Our rabbis have given the Education Committee an exciting and stimulating list of possible future classes; watch for ongoing educational opportunities!

Mon, June 5 2023 16 Sivan 5783