Adult Education Committee
Chair: Heather Taffet Gold
Mission: Engages all members of the synagogue community to make them comfortable with religious and ritualistic elements of Judaism through rich and varied programming. The Committee helps congregants:
· Familiarize themselves with Halacha (rules that govern decision making)
· Develop or deepen an understanding of Jewish history and culture
· Find avenues for Hebrew and Jewish literacy
· Encourages the establishment of a lifetime identity with the State of Israel
Activity: Chair or cosponsor events that focus on adults or inter-generational learning. In addition to sponsoring the annual Scholar-in-Residence weekend, the committee organizes discussion groups, presentations, etc. Ideas are always welcomed.
Upcoming Events for 2015-2016:
November 18, 2015, co-sponsored with Brotherhood & Hendel Library:
–The Pious Ones- Inside look at the world of Hasidim - Book Discussion lead by two former NY Times Journalists & Larchmont residents: Joe Berger and Jacques Steinberg (WJC Trustee).
January 8, 2015 Rhythm & Ruach, With Mosaic of Westchester, LGBT inclusive Shabbat with brief panel after service.
January 22-23, 2016 - Scholar-in-Residence Weekend featuring University of Michigan historian Professor Deborah Dash Moore who will speak on her book: Urban Origins of American Judaism
For more information regarding the Adult Education Committee or to get involved, please contact Heather Taffet Gold, [email protected].