Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Summer 2013 JEW-niversity!

Lifelong Learning at Congregation Albert:  Tammy Kaiser, Congregation Albert's Director of Lifelong Learning, has recently announced the offerings for the Summer 2013 JEW-niversity. Abq Jew's got 'em right here!

Introduction to Judaism
When & Where: Tue 09 July through Tue 29 October 2013 @ 5:30 pm
@ Congregation Albert
Instructor: Rabbi Harry Rosenfeld
What It Is: Is Judaism a religion, a culture, an ethnicity, a family? How and why do we celebrate the seasons of the year and of our lives? Why do Jews continuously argue about God? What does Judaism say about the issues being debated in society today? Whether you are interested in conversion, learning more about Judaism or want a “Sunday School” refresher, Join Rabbi Rosenfeld and some guest teachers for Introduction to Judaism.
Books: Jewish Literacy by Joseph Telushkin and Settings of Silver by Stephen M Wylen. Students are responsible for obtaining copies of the books prior to the start of class.
Cost:  $54 / Congregation Albert Member. $108 / Community.
Registration: or (505) 883-1818.

Medical Ethics and Values
When & Where: Sun 14 July 2013 @ 10:00 am @ Congregation Albert
Instructors:  Dr Gadi Rennert and Rabbi Harry Rosenfeld
What It Is: The Louis and Frances Levin Memorial Lecture on Medical Ethics and Jewish Values. Dr Rennert will speak about his cancer research in Israel and its connection to Jewish Genes. Rabbi Rosenfeld will speak on the ethics of genetic testing. Access to free genetic testing kits will be made available.
Cost:  Free
Registration: or (505) 883-1818.

Meet the Authors
When & Where: Sun 04 August 2013 @ 4:00 pm @ Congregation Albert
Instructors: Participating Authors To Be Announced
What It Is:  Published authors from the Jewish community will come together to meet with interested congregation members. Each author will spend five minutes or so doing a reading from one of his/her works or giving a bit of background about him/herself. Then there will be different stations set up, one for each author, where participants can speak one on one with the author, and if you wish purchase a book.
Cost:  Free, compliments of the Library Committee
Registration: Stacy Zlotkin
For questions contact Acy DeBois or (505) 881-6625.


This class has already started - but it's never too late to converse with Tammy בּעברית!

Conversational Hebrew for Fun
When & Where: Tue & Wed 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 June
and 02-03 July 2013 @ 5:30 pm @ Flying Star - Paseo & Wyoming
Instructor:  Tammy Kaiser
What It Is: This class is for anyone over Bar/Bat Mitzvah age interested in learning some fun conversational Hebrew in a relaxed environment. Sit outside on the patio and bask in the sun, fresh air, good company and Hebrew. 
Cost:  $18 / Congregation Albert Member. $36 / Community. Includes textbook.
Registration: or (505) 883-0306.  

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