E. Short Stories Online & Distance Learning
Tuesdays 11am Pacific, 12pm Mountain, 1pm Central, 2pm Eastern
Jan. 9, 23, 30 Feb. 6, 13, 27 Mar. 6, 20 Apr. 10, 17, (Make-up April 24 if needed)
Join women from Arizona, Alabama, Michigan and Israel through Zoom. We’ll be finishing Edith Pearlman’s short story collection, “How to Fall,” and beginning Dalia Rosenfeld’s “The Worlds We Think We Know.”
F. Women’s Leadership Institute – Cohort #2
Jan. 17 Feb. 7 March 7 April 4 May 9
PJ Library and The WJLC Joint Project on Women’s Leadership. In addition to the Tuesday evening group meetings, there are 3 other events that are part of the program: 1) Opening Retreat, 7pm Sun., 9/4 through 2pm Mon., Labor Day 9/5; 2) Monday evening, Nov. 7, Organization Fair; and 3) Sunday, Feb. 12 Limmud *October 5 meeting is Wednesday instead of Tuesday because of Rosh Hashana.
Funded in part by grants from the Jewish Women’s Philanthropy Circle of Arizona, and The Jewish Community Foundation.
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C. Tuesday Morning Talmud
Tuesdays at 8:00am
Oct. 9, 16, 30 Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27 Dec. 4, 11 Make Up Dec. 18 if needed
The Talmud teaches us how to argue from different points of view, how to consider multiple angles on any subject, and how to express values through legal language. Fall Topics and Sources:
- Hagiga 10a: rabbinic law is like a mountain hanging by a thread
- Hagiga 14b: four entered the Pardes (2x)
- Rosh Hashana 25a: Violating Yom Kippur to prove a point.
- Rosh Hashana 28b: Do commandments require kavvanah (intention)?
- Rosh Hashana 33b-34a: Why do we sound the shofar the way we do?
- Ta’anit 21-22: What ordinary people do to earn a place in the World to Come
- Ta’anit 23a: Honi the Circle-Drawer
- Yoma 23a: Kohanim gone wild: When blood is spilled at the altar
- Sukkah 29b-30a: Can one perform a mitzvah with something stolen?
- Yevamot 24b: What is the status of a conversion for the sake of marriage?
- Yevamot 62b: how 24,000 students of Rabbi Akiva suddenly died
- Ketubot 7b-8a: the seven wedding blessings
- Ketubot 9a: double doubt in the case of a claim about a bride’s non-virginity
- Ketubot 22a: “the mouth that forbids is the mouth that permits”
- Ketubot 31a: when a more serious punishment applies, the lesser punishment is waived
- Ketubot 62b-63a: when too much Torah gets a rabbi killed
- Kiddushin 29a: time-bound positive mitzvot
- Kiddushin 31a-32b: honoring parents
- Kiddushin 39b: what is the reward for observing the commandments?
- Gittin 55b-56a: the story of the destruction of the Temple (Kamtza, bar Kamtza)
- Gittin 56a: the escape of Rabbi Yohanan ben Zakkai (3x)
- Gittin 60a-b: how was the Torah given, scroll-by-scroll or all at once?
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C. Joan’s Class: Jewish Literature and Jewish Life
Mondays at 10:00am
Jan. 8, 22, 29 Feb. 5, 12, 26 Mar. 5, 19 Apr. 9, 16, 23 (Make-up April 30 if needed)Joan Beren, zichrona livracha, was a beloved and regular participant in this class for many years. Each fall, as we inaugurate a new year of study, we begin with a short tribute to Joan, a person who embodied both a love of Jewish texts and a love of Jewish life. She was an inspiration to those of us who knew her, and her memory continues to be a blessing for us.
Join women from a diverse cross-section of the Arizona Jewish Community. We’ll be finishing Edith Pearlman’s short story collection, “How to Fall,” and beginning Dalia Rosenfeld’s “The Worlds We Think We Know.”
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F. Women’s Leadership Institute – Cohort #3
Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 7, Dec. 5, Feb. 6, Mar. 6 April 10, May 8
PJ Library and The WJLC Joint Project on Women’s Leadership. In addition to the Tuesday evening group meetings, there are 4 other events that are part of the program: 1) Opening Retreat, 7pm Sun., 9/3 through 2pm Mon., Labor Day 9/4; 2) Monday evening, Nov. 13, Agency Night; and 3) Mid-year Retreat, Sunday, Jan. 14 9am-3pm 4) Feb. 11 Limmud AZ 9am-4pm
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