Adult Learning

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Adult Learning


LEFT: The Jewish Federation of Western MA celebrates 13 Extraordinary Women from throughout the Pioneer Valley.

November

Tuesday, Nov 20

JLI Fall Series Wrestling with Faith

Lecture Series

Pioneer Valley

Wrestling with Faith New Fall JLI Series
Monday, Nov 26

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community Moving Towards Health

Community Program

Berkshires

Moving Towards Health with Thea Basis
Wednesday, Nov 28

Greatest Hits of the Talmud

Class

Pioneer Valley

Wrestle with the meanings of some “gems” of the Talmud in this 6-part class.
Wednesday, Nov 28

JLI Fall Series Wrestling with Faith

Lecture Series

Pioneer Valley

Wrestling with Faith New Fall JLI Series
Thursday, Nov 29

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community "Life and Impact of Shabbetai Tzvi"

Community Program

Berkshires

Shabbetai Tzvi

December

Saturday, Dec 01

Women's 7th Annual Pre-Chanukah Guest Speaker Event

Women's Program

Pioneer Valley

Women's Pre-Chanukah Guest Speaker Event
Sunday, Dec 02

CBI Adult Education presents: Wise Aging

Community Program

Pioneer Valley

Explore finding meaning in the aging process in a four-part community conversation.
Sunday, Dec 02

Film: “The Prince and the Dybbuk”

Film Program

Pioneer Valley

The story of Moshe Walks, hit filmmaker, and his obsessive passion project: "The Dybbuk."
Monday, Dec 03

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community "Robert Frost"

Community Program

Berkshires

Robert Frost's Time in Shaftsbury, Vermont
Monday, Dec 03

Community Torah Study

Study Group

All regions

Join members of the Beit Ahavah community for an informal discussion of that week’s Torah portion.
Tuesday, Dec 04

Author Talk: “Saving Mona Lisa,” with Gerri Chanel

Author Appearance

Pioneer Valley

“Saving Mona Lisa” tells a true story of art, intrigue, and courage in the face of WWII oppression.
Wednesday, Dec 05

Greatest Hits of the Talmud

Class

Pioneer Valley

Wrestle with the meanings of some “gems” of the Talmud in this 6-part class.
Thursday, Dec 06

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community Combating Poverty of the Mind

Community Program

Berkshires

Creative Exploration and Good Questions
Friday, Dec 07

Knosh & Knowledge "The Jewish World of Elvis Presley"

Community Program

Berkshires

Jewish World of Elvis Presley
Friday, Dec 07

Comunity Crib Chanukah Shabbat

Family Program

Berkshires

Temple Anshe Amunim's Chanukah Shabbat Service with dinner to follow.
Friday, Dec 07

Hanukkah Shabbat Dinner

Holiday Celebration

Lower Pioneer Valley

Join us for a festive Shabbat dinner on the 6th night of Hanukkah!
Saturday, Dec 08

Melton Foundations of Jewish Family Living

Class

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley

A class for parents of school-age children.
Sunday, Dec 09

Film: “The Dybbuk” (“Der Dibuk”) Newly Restored!

Film Program

Pioneer Valley

This 1937 classic brings together the best talents of Polish film to tell a definitive Jewish tale.
Monday, Dec 10

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community "Bimuelos and Keftes and Gelt, Oh My!"

Community Program

Berkshires

Chanukah Foods
Wednesday, Dec 12

Orthodox Feminism

Lecture & Discussion

Pioneer Valley

Rabbi Lila Kagedan discusses her journey and challenges in becoming a female Orthodox rabbi.
Wednesday, Dec 12

Greatest Hits of the Talmud

Class

Pioneer Valley

Wrestle with the meanings of some “gems” of the Talmud in this 6-part class.
Thursday, Dec 13

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community 92nd St Y

Film Program

Berkshires

Genius and the Story of the Jews
Sunday, Dec 16

CBI Adult Education presents: Wise Aging

Community Program

Pioneer Valley

Explore finding meaning in the aging process in a four-part community conversation.
Monday, Dec 17

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community Hearing and Balance

Community Program

Berkshires

Interaction Between Hearing and Balance
Thursday, Dec 20

Jewish Federation Connecting with Community Chair Yoga

Community Program

Berkshires

Easy Yoga for Flexibility
Sunday, Dec 23

Film: “Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas”

Film Program

Pioneer Valley

This irreverent film introduces the Jewish songwriters who scored Christianity’s favorite holiday.
Sunday, Dec 23

Hazon Meditation Retreat

Retreat

Berkshires

Support body, mind, heart, and spirit to create conditions ripe for rest and discovery.

January

Sunday, Jan 06

CBI Adult Education presents: Wise Aging

Community Program

Pioneer Valley

Explore finding meaning in the aging process in a four-part community conversation.
Sunday, Jan 06

Short Films: “Mandala Beats” and “Joe’s Violin”

Film Program

Pioneer Valley

A double feature of "Joe's Violin" and "Mandala Beats," documentaries about Jewish music and life.
Tuesday, Jan 08

Israel & the ‘Other’: Exploring Biblical Views of Non-Israelites

Study Group

Pioneer Valley

Mini-course with Joel Kaminsky, Ph.D., Morningstar Family Professor of Jewish Studies, Smith College
Tuesday, Jan 15

Literatour: Kitty Zeldis Discusses "Not Our Kind"

Author Appearance

Pioneer Valley

Join Kitty Zeldis as she discusses her novel "Not Our Kind".
Tuesday, Jan 15

Israel & the ‘Other’: Exploring Biblical Views of Non-Israelites

Study Group

Pioneer Valley

Mini-course with Joel Kaminsky, Ph.D., Morningstar Family Professor of Jewish Studies, Smith College
Saturday, Jan 19

Melton Foundations of Jewish Family Living

Class

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley

A class for parents of school-age children.
Sunday, Jan 20

CBI Adult Education presents: Wise Aging

Community Program

Pioneer Valley

Explore finding meaning in the aging process in a four-part community conversation.
Sunday, Jan 20

Film: “Itzhak”

Film Program

Pioneer Valley

As charming as the man himself, "Itzhak" is a loving portrait of celebrated violinist Itzhak Perlman
Tuesday, Jan 22

Israel & the ‘Other’: Exploring Biblical Views of Non-Israelites

Study Group

Pioneer Valley

Mini-course with Joel Kaminsky, Ph.D., Morningstar Family Professor of Jewish Studies, Smith College
Tuesday, Jan 29

Israel & the ‘Other’: Exploring Biblical Views of Non-Israelites

Study Group

Pioneer Valley

Mini-course with Joel Kaminsky, Ph.D., Morningstar Family Professor of Jewish Studies, Smith College

February

Sunday, Feb 03

Film: “Angel Wagenstein: Art is a Weapon”

Film Program

Pioneer Valley

At 94, Angel Wagenstein is a witness to history and an influential voice on Europe’s rocky future.
Tuesday, Feb 05

Israel & the ‘Other’: Exploring Biblical Views of Non-Israelites

Study Group

Pioneer Valley

Mini-course with Joel Kaminsky, Ph.D., Morningstar Family Professor of Jewish Studies, Smith College
Saturday, Feb 09

Melton Foundations of Jewish Family Living

Class

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley

A class for parents of school-age children.
Thursday, Feb 14

Film: “Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe”

Film Program

Pioneer Valley

Jewish intellectual Stefan Zweig grapples with Nazi Germany while searching for a home outside it.

March

Sunday, Mar 03

Film: “GI Jews,” with director Q&A

Film Program

Pioneer Valley

This film tells the little-known story of Jews as active participants in the fight against Hitler.
Saturday, Mar 09

Melton Foundations of Jewish Family Living

Class

Lower Pioneer Valley, Pioneer Valley

A class for parents of school-age children.
Sunday, Mar 17

Film: “Bombshell”

Film Program

Pioneer Valley

The story of Hedy Lamarr, film starlet and scientist who enabled cell phone and bluetooth technology
Sunday, Mar 31

Hazon Rabbis’ Retreat

Retreat

Berkshires

Rabbis and spiritual leaders: Join us for an unforgettable experience with new and old friends!

April

Sunday, Mar 31

Hazon Rabbis’ Retreat

Retreat

Berkshires

Rabbis and spiritual leaders: Join us for an unforgettable experience with new and old friends!

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