Temple Emanu-El's Adult Education Academy provides relevant, vibrant and meaningful Jewish learning experiences to meet the diverse needs of all our congregants. In addition to formal educational opportunities, there are a variety of informal educational experiences such as Torah and Talmud study. Classes are open to the entire Jewish community. The scope of class offerings is extraordinary. The class schedule includes semester long and multi-year courses, as well as occasional short-term courses.
Listed below are several classes that have been offered through the Adult Education Academy in the past and may be offered again in the future.
Andy Iventosch & Margaret Kendle
This class will address a variety of themes in Jewish art in an approximately chronological order. We will begin with an introduction that will cover aspects of the Torah's approach to art, specifically the building of the Tabernacle and the second commandment. We will present early synagogue architecture and decoration such as the third century CE synagogue known as Dura Europos. Ritual synagogue craft and illuminated manuscripts will be presented as well as aspects of modern Jewish European and American art among other themes. Art by local Jewish artists will also be presented. All classes will be accompanied by projected images.
Registration Fees: $45 for members; $60 for non-members
Wednesdays from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
April 16, 23, 30; May 7. (Please note change from originally printed dates)