Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon
Temple Emanu-El’s Adult Confirmation program provides the adult Jewish learner with the opportunity for directed education at the most advanced level. A two-year program with significant prerequisites and substantive ongoing requirements, it offers an exciting and challenging approach to creating heightened Jewish knowledge, awareness, comprehension, and creativity. Classes emphasize an interactive seminar format with required outside reading and writing. The framework for course study is “Moments of Revolution in Judaism.” Each block is organized around one such central moment in Jewish history, with all of its implications for the development of Judaism and with a full exploration of its relevance today. In the course of the two years of study, each Adult Confirmand will create his or her own Jewish theology, exploring and explicating her or his own beliefs about God, Torah, and Israel.
Fall 2015: Introduction to the program: Ezra and the Scribes Create “Judaism”
Spring 2016: The Rabbinic Revolution
Fall 2016: Rashi and the Rediscovery of Torah & the Birth of Jewish Philosophy
Spring 2017: Emancipation, Modernity, Ideologies, and Me
Adult Confirmation is the most advanced and challenging Adult Jewish Education experience available in Arizona. Adult Confirmation concludes with an Adult Confirmation ceremony and service led by the confirmation students in the spring of 2017. The Adult Confirmation program is only available to members of Temple Emanu-El.
Registration Fees: $250 for members
Thursdays, 8:15 pm to 9:45 pm
October 22, 29; November 12, 19; December 3, 10, 17; January 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11, 18; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; April 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12