Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Fall 2022 @ OASIS Abq

Great Courses of Jewish Interest

Jewish Star

Abq Jew is pleased to inform you that
OASIS Albuquerque has just announced
their Fall 2022 line-up of classes!
Registration opens on

Wednesday September 7
but you can Wish List your selections now.


OASIS Albuquerque Executive Director Kathleen Raskob and her staff continue (as always) to bring you new and interesting class offerings, and continue to make sure there are plenty of courses of Jewish interest.

Ducks Lined Up

This fall, OASIS Albuquerque plans to offer many
classes LIVE and many classes via Zoom.


This session's courses and instructors include,
but are by no means limited to:

Lonely River Village

Nu Shu: The Secret
Language of 
Chinese Women
Wednesday October 12 @ 10:00 - #155
Instructor: Norma Libman
What It Is: In pre-Communist China, when women were not allowed to attend school, they invented their own secret writing system and sewed the characters into household linens so the men would not know they were writing. This is the story of how the language worked, how it was discovered, and what it revealed about life in rural China that male historians never were able to observe.


The Feast of Sukkot:
Harvesting, Housing, & Healing

Thursday October 13 @ 2:30 - #197
Instructor: Paul Citrin
What It Is: This presentation on deals with the ethics and philosophy of the festival of Sukkot (Tabernacles) through scripture, rabbinic literature, and folk tales. The festival emphasizes care of the earth and of the poor, our independence on the natural world, and our obligation to protect it.

Happy Dance

Happiness: Is it Fun?
Is it Joy? 
Is it Hope?
Wednesday November 16 @ 10:00 - #198
Instructor: Harry Rosenfeld
What It Is: What does it mean to be happy? After a pandemic that has lasted more than two years, in a country that seems divided at its core, what does it mean to be happy? To help us figure that out, we look at Eastern and Western faith traditions and philosophies to see what they have to teach us. Has the
meaning of happiness changed over the millennia? Join us as we explore these questions.


But Wait

Jane Ellen Farewell

Beloved OASIS Albuquerque instructor (and award-winning composer and recording artist, and now Floridian) Jane Ellen also continues (as always) to bring you new and interesting class offerings via Zoom@OASIS or Zoom@Home, and continues to make sure there are plenty of courses of musical and Jewish interest.

Jane's courses this session include,
but are by no means limited to:

The Wit and Wisdom
of Tom Lehrer

Monday September 19 @ 12:30 - #170Z
What It Is: Songwriter Tom Lehrer (1928- ) gained a national following in the 1950s and 60s as a piano-playing political satirist, poking fun at politicians, academia, Cold War paranoia, organized religion, and anything else that tickled his fancy. In odd non-musical moments he found time to teach
at MIT, work as a researcher in Los Alamos, NM, and invent the ‘jello shot.’ His musical career was brief but influential and his songs continue to be quoted today.

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