Interested 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.
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.
The High Holidays seem to sneak up on us each year. The time that should be spent emotionally preparing for and doing the real spiritual work for the New Year can often fade, only to get swallowed up by our busy lives. We are then left, as Rabbi Alan Lew wrote, "completely unprepared." But not this year!
Rabbi 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.
University of Chicago professor and author Rachel DeWoskin will give a presentation on the Jewish refugee community of Shanghai during WWII, and read from her new novel set there, Some Day We Will Fly, on Sunday, May 19, at 10:30am in the chapel. Praised by Aleksandr Hemon as a writer embodying "an extraordinary combination of curiosity and kindness," her other works include the novels Big Girl Small and Repeat After Me, and the memoir Foreign Babe
Please join us for the third and final discussion of this year's second One Book, One Rodfei Zedek selection, Abraham Joshua Heschel's God in Search of Man, on Saturday, May 11, after kiddush lunch (around 1:15pm), in the chapel. We'll be focusing on part three of the book, but will also look back on the book as a whole. All are welcome, even if you missed the other discussions in the series.
The Centerpieces for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies presents poet Irena Klepfisz
Reading: 1:30PM in 140 Harper Memorial Library
The third session of the 11 Nights of Learning is hosted by the Jewish Enrichment Center, at Congregation Rodfei Zedek