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Adult Education

The Adult Education Team offers a wide variety of learning opportunities throughout the year.   They sponsor a popular Jewish film series called Reel Nights.  This series which takes place on Saturday evenings throughout the year, features little known, but wonderful films with a Jewish theme and a lively discussion of the movie afterward.  

 Everyone is welcome to join the committee or simply join our mailing list to keep informed about upcoming events.  Please contact Kareen Hartwig or the school office if you wish to be added to the Adult Ed mailing list, or if you have ideas you would like to share.

 

Adult Educational Programs include:

  • Torah Study with Rabbi Lazar – Thursdays at noon
  • Torah Study on Saturday mornings at 9 AM
  • Classes on various topics of interest – Wednesday nights at 7:00 (check out the weekly schedule of events)
  • Scholar In Residence Program.  We will announce the details of this exciting program as soon as all of the details are worked out!
  • Reel Nights  (check out the weekly schedule of events)

TBA 50th Anniversary Scholar: Rabbi Neal GoldSunday May 15 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

 

The celebration of the 50th Anniversary of TBA continues with Rabbi Neal Gold on Sunday May 15 at 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM.  In celebration of the 74th Israeli Independence Day, Rabbi Gold will speak on “Israel’s Declaration of Independence” and “American Zionism.” You will be amazed by the story of what happened behind the scenes on May 14, 1948. Join us for a Zoom Watch Party at TBA with Israeli food or join at adulted.brithachim.org.

 

 

Rabbi Neal Gold teaches and writes about Jewish texts, Israel, and the intersections between Jewish spiritual life and the contemporary world. In 2020, he created a rapidly expanding online platform for adult Jewish learning called “A Tree with Roots.” He teaches for Me’ah, a program of Hebrew College, and serves as the Jewish Chaplain and Hillel Director at Babson College.

Neal is the Immediate Past President of the Massachusetts Board of Rabbis. In 2021, he became a JJGI [J.J. Greenberg Institute for Advancement of Jewish Life] Fellow at Hadar Institute in New York.

Neal received smicha (rabbinic ordination) from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and in 2018 he earned a second Master’s Degree in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University. He is the author of many academic and popular writings about Judaism and Israel, and he is the editor of Radiance: The Collected Prose and Poetry of Danny Siegel, published by the Jewish Publication Society in 2020.

For over 18 years he served congregations in New Jersey and Massachusetts. He also served as the Director of Content & Programming for ARZA, the Association of Reform Zionists of America, and was a delegate at the 37th World Zionist Congress in Jerusalem. His writing and blogging on issues of Jewish interest, and his teaching schedule both online and in person, can be found at www.nealgold.net.

Neal lives in Massachusetts with his wife Heidi Gold and their children Avi and Jeremy. He enjoys fishing, writing, Talmud, playing bass guitar, yoga, and highly amplified music.

Fri, September 30 2022 5 Tishrei 5783