Welcome to Congregation Mishkan Shalom’s 5772 (2011 - 2012) Lifelong Learning Catalog. As you review the courses, you will find a variety of learning opportunities and events that can help you perform the classic Jewish Mitzvah: Learning. Courses are described, teachers presented and when necessary, prerequisites made obvious so that you can choose a venue that suits you. What you don’t see now, but will undoubtedly experience, is the intelligence, warmth and openness that develop in these classes. Camaraderie, connection and community – developed through growing our knowledge of what it means to be Jewish in this day and age. Our courses are open to members and non-members alike, Jews and non-Jews, older and recent adults. All you have to do is sign up and get to Mishkan. A word about money Prices for most courses are nominal and the money is used to fund adult education expenses including teacher payments, books, supplies and promotion. Some courses are free; particularly those which help people learn Jewish religious practices. If you are grateful for what happens, please make donations to the Mishkan Adult Education fund. If you are a non-member attending a free class, please make a donation. Our program relies on a cycle of support. Want a class you don’t see? Our goal is to help people who want to learn find a venue they will enjoy. If you are interested in a speech ethics class this year, please let us know. If there is a topic or teacher you’d like, email the Adult Education Chair, Abby Ruder. Test your idea with a few people. When six or more gather, we will run a Hebrew Class at one of four levels of difficulty. If there are enough students at another level we will also offer that.
Mahjong for Beginners
This ancient Chinese tile game involves skill, concentration and luck. Learn the rules of the game and winning strategies then play! A great class for new players and those needing a refresher course. Hands-on instruction while you play. Taught by Leah Feigenbaum – Mah-Jongg Enthusiast and Player for over 30 years.
Classes are Thursday evenings from 7 pm to 9 pm at Mishkan Shalom. 6 classes beginning Thursday, February 23 through March 29. Members $72; Non-members $90.
Looking ahead to the spring… Additional courses will be offered, including an exciting course by Jane Shur and a class in Tahara by Rabbi Linda. More information will follow.