Sunday, June 25, 2017

Classes, events, and programs are open to Temple members and the community at large. It is Temple Emanu-El policy to make it possible for anyone to attend, regardless of financial situation. Call the Temple Office to make arrangements; your privacy will be respected.

Look for fliers, Ha-Sofer bulletin articles, and on the website for announcements with updated information about our programs.

New people bring new and interesting ideas. If you have suggestions or Jewish-related instructional talents you'd like to share, or if you would like to join the committee, which meets once a month, contact Adult Ed Chair Madelynn Micon (619) 200-3237 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 Some of our learning opportunities include....

Adult Ed Summer Film Series: In Times Like This, We Need Some Laughs
Saturday, June 24 at 7 pm
Go For Zucker
Directed by Dani Levi (Germany, 2004)
Jakob Zuckermann alias Jackie Zucker is Jewish has nothing to do with "that club", ever since his mother and brother left him behind East Germany. When he learns of the death of his mother, he does not care but must observe the seven-day Shivah   period of mourning with his estranged brother because and their mother’s will requires them to reconcile in the presence of the rabbi and the family to inherit her estate.

Saturday, July 22 at 7 pm
Wish I Were Here
Directed by Zach Braff (USA, 2014)
Witty dialogue and family situations mesh sweetly to create a comedy about all that life can dish out. For Braff's character Aidan, pursuing a dream to be an actor seems to override his sense of responsibility to his family. His father Gabe (Mandy Patinkin) has no qualms about telling his son that God wants Aiden to provide for his family. As Aidan's wife Sarah, Kate Hudson delivers the film's most moving moments when she expresses heart-felt issues with great simplicity. 

Saturday, August 19 at 7 pm
Atomic Falafel
Directed by Dror Shaul (Israel, Germany, New Zealand, 2015)
A hilarious, fast-paced satire with a pro-peace message, "Atomic Falafel" encompasses the Israel-Iran nuclear showdown, the Internet friendship of two teens from the opposing countries, a youthful hacker’s first romance and a falafel maker’s discovery of a new love. With Iran threatening to attain nuclear power, the bellicose brigadier general and chief intelligence officer plan a preemptive strike. At the same time Iran is planning a preemptive strike.  As the zany plot lines converge, the Israeli teens and an Iranian they've met online scramble to thwart war between their countries

As always, popcorn and candy will be served.  A $5 donation is requested.  Come join us for a summer of fun movies!

Torah for the Table - Saucy Women of the Torah
This year we will get in touch with the wild side of the Torah and learn about some women who stirred things up and became legends in their own time. They all have a healthy dose of spice and kick in their stories and we will explore them and the foods they inspire. Don’t miss out on this popular series!

7 sessions, all at 7 pm   Wed. 11/16/16, Wed. 12/7/16, Wed. 1/11/17, Thurs. 2/9/17, Thurs. 4/13/17, Thurs. 5/11/17, Wed. 6/14/17. Locations to be determined—Let us know if you can host a session!
Cost: $60 for the series or $10 per class.  Call the Temple Office at (619) 286-2555 to sign up for this series.

Coffee with the Rabbi
Join us for our Coffee with the Rabbi series this year. These sessions will be an open forum to discuss current events and topics of interest to the group.  No preparation is necessary, just an interest in Jewish learning and a chance to pick Rabbi Devorah’s brain.

Twice monthly on Wednesdays, 11am — 12pm
October 19, November 2 & 16, December 7 & 21, January 18, February 1 & 15, March 1 & 15, April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17 and June 7 & 21.
Cost is Free—No RSVP required.

Temple Emanu-El Book Group
Do you love to read?  Would you like to meet with other readers for lively discussions?  Our book group focuses on novels with Jewish content. Contact the Temple Office at (619) 286-2555 if you are interested.  Watch for dates and times in the bulletin and Shofar Blast announcements.

The Joy of Hebrew - Adult Hebrew Classes
Sunday Sessions with Shelley Sloan  11:30 am - 12:30 pm in Classroom 3
Learn to read liturgy, common vocabulary words and conversational Hebrew.

Wednesday Sessions with Becky Combest  6 - 6:45 pm in Classroom 5 
Beginning Hebrew starting with the aleph-bet.

Sunday Session Schedule:
September 11, 18, 25  October 9, 16, 23  November 6  December 4, 11  January 8, 22, 29  February 26  March 5, 19  April 2, 23, 30 and May 7, 21

Wednesday Session Schedule:
November 2, 9, 16  December 7, 14  January 11, 18, 25  February 1, 8 15, 22  March 1, 8, 15, 22  April 5, 26 and May 3, 10