Adult Education

Confronting the Refugee Crisis

Recently the US government announced that it will admit only 18,000 refugees in 2020, the lowest number in the 40-year history of the nation's resettlement program. The news was devastating for refugees and asylum seekers fleeing violence and poverty in their home countries and hoping to build a better life in the United States. For those who cherish our nation's historic role as a beacon of hope for "the huddled masses yearning to breathe free," it was also a call to action.

One Book One RZ 5780 fall discussion

By the widest margin ever, with 44% of the vote, our One Book, One Rodfei Zedek selection for the year is Bette Howland's Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage. The book is available in hardcover and electronic editions. The Seminary Coop Bookstore will be alerted to have copies in stock for congregants to purchase. For our first discussion on November 16 at 1:15pm in the chapel, please read "Blue in Chicago."

Talmud Study

Studying Talmud after Monday morning minyanRabbi Larry Edwards leads a half hour of Talmud study each week following Monday morning minyan and ending by 9:00.  Beginners are welcome, as are those who have studied Talmud in the past.  English is the language of instruction.

Adult/Teen Conversational Hebrew

Hebrew class 2Interested in learning Hebrew?  Master teacher Rivka Kahana offers two classes on most Sunday mornings:  Intermediate Hebrew at 10:00 and Advanced Hebrew at 11:00.  New students are always welcome, including teens.  Please contact the Rodfei Zedek office for tuition information and other details for these classes.

This American Shabbat

This American Shabbat at CRZThis American Shabbat is based on National Public Radio's This American Life.  But rather than Ira Glass and a team of writers discussing a given issue, three members of the community each offer their own understandings of the week's Torah portion.  These members will have studied the Parashat with Rabbi Minkus.  Each will craft

Siddur Hebrew

Continuing study of the Hebrew language in order to be able to read and understand the Siddur and Torah in the original.  Class will be postponed until January 2020, exact dateTBA.  For more information, contact Mitchell Brown (mitchellbrown46_at_gmail.com).

Adult/Teen Conversational Hebrew

Hebrew class 2Interested in learning Hebrew?  Master teacher Rivka Kahana offers two classes on most Sunday mornings:  Intermediate Hebrew at 10:00 and Advanced Hebrew at 11:00.  New students are always welcome, including teens.  Please contact the Rodfei Zedek office for tuition information and other details for these classes.

Montreal Bagel & Lox Class

What's smaller, thinner, sweeter and denser, with a larger hole, and is always baked in a wood-fired oven?  It's not the New York-style bagel!  The Montreal Bagel is a treat for the senses and beloved by all who eat it.  Together Congre­gation Rodfei Zedek and Chef Dylan Maysick of Diaspora Dinners bring a hands‑on "How to" program on the art of Montreal Bagels & Lox.

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