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Lifelong Learning

   Lifelong learning is one of the three pillars of our Jewish Values. We are each encouraged to engage in spiritual and intellectual growth, throughout our lives, in order to both bring us closer to God and to enrich our personal and Jewish lives.
   Here at Agudas Achim we the embrace this principle by providing our congregational community with access to a rich selection of classes.
   We offer programming for various backgrounds and levels of education, from entry level through the deeply immersed, to address the needs of the broadest possible cross-section of our community. And, we encourage you to explore the many offerings on the events calendar of this website, and engage.
 
Classes 5781 (2020-2021)
Daf HaShavua – Weekly Talmud Study - Jewish civil law
Fridays | 9 - 10 AM
Teacher: Rabbi Steven Rein
   Long before there was an American legal system, our sages established a comprehensive tradition to adjudicate civil law. We will be studying Massekhet Bava Kama - Tractate Bava Kama - to analyze the range of responsibility and compensation for damages caused to another’s body or property. (No prior Talmud study or legal background required. Text will be in English.)
Spring 2021
Beyond Dispute: Debates That Shape Jewish Life 
Wednesdays | February 24, 2021 - June 2, 2021 | 7- 9 PM 
Teacher: Rabbi Steven Rein 
Signup: Please send an email to Harriet Vorona to register for this class.
Connect: Beyond Dispute on Zoom.
     Debates—philosophical, spiritual, ethical, and cultural—are at the heart of Judaism and Jewish life. Are religion and reason compatible? Can Jewish law change based on context? How do we teach and talk about the Holocaust and the State of Israel? Should we prioritize Jewish causes or universal causes in our giving? Is Jewish tradition intrinsically patriarchal and ableist? Is our relationship with God defined by human obligation or divine compassion? 
     The goal of these conversations will be to go beyond the conflicts themselves to uncover the essential questions that underlie them, and to build a more inclusive view of the Jewish past, present, and future.
Tue, June 22 2021 12 Tammuz 5781