Sunday Morning Adult Learning Opportunities

All Hakafa adults are invited to participate in two Sunday morning learning opportunities to grow and learn together as a community by bonding through shared intellectual and cultural curiosity. See detailed descriptions of each option below.

Classes run concurrently, and adults are free to pick-and-choose which sessions are of most interest to them.

Traditional Adult Study Class
All Hakafa adults are invited to participate in our Adult Study classes led by both congregational and community scholars who will delve into a variety of topics of special interest and expertise. Feel free to come for one session or all of them!

View all of the 2017-18 adult study dates and teachers/topics.

For more information about Adult Study, contact Judith Joseph.

Discussions of Jewish Interest and Concern
All Hakafa adults are invited to join us for discussions of Jewish interest and concern led by Rabbi Elder, local experts, and congregation members that will focus on three general topics: 

  1. Jewish Unity - Questions to be addressed include: Does Jewish unity exist? Should it? How do Jews from various religious, political, and social realities view one another? What will this mean for the Jewish community in years to come? 
  2. Social Justice in the Current Political Climate – Questions include: Racism in the Jewish community – what is our role in it? What is the history of Jews in the Labor Movement? Do we Jews have a special responsibility to address immigration injustices and refugee rights?
  3. Issues Impacting our Personal Lives - Topics will include: Jewish Mindfulness; Parenting Teens: lessons from a Jewish Mother; Caring for an aging parent; and, Supporting a transgender child.

View all of the 2017-18 discussion dates and topics.