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Welcome to the Limud Line-Up for 5784 (2023-2024)! Limud is Hebrew for "Learning" and it expresses our Jewish commitment to always keep wisdom and knowledge top-of-mind. Your clergy and faculty are very excited to continue deep learning and have conversations of meaning and insights. Whether you have just begun exploring Judaism or you are deep in your Jewish journey, you will find something meaningful and enjoyable in our Limud offerings. In addition to regular class offerings, keep a lookout for exciting endowment events and unique learning opportunities throughout the year. As always, please contact Rabbi Natan Trief, our Director of Adult Learning.

Upcoming Adult Learning Programs

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Introduction to Judaism

Introduction to Judaism is an engaging multi-session course for adults taught by Rabbi Natan Trief for those interested in exploring Jewish life through a Reform lens. Open to all, this course is designed for interfaith couples, spiritual seekers, individuals considering conversion, and Jews of all stripes who want a meaningful adult Jewish learning experience.While not a conversion class, this class has been endorsed as a prerequisite for those planning or considering conversion. New course starting in September 2024!

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Living Room Limud

Though we love meeting and learning in Temple Sinai, we recognize that enriching Jewish learning could and should happen anywhere. Welcome to Living Room Limud, one of our signature events of the year. Interested in hosting your friends and acquaintances for learning in your living room? Have you ever wanted to discuss a certain idea with your clergy and fellow congregants? Let us know! We will plan two of these per month on Wednesday afternoons or evenings.

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Monthly Lunch & Learns

What does Judaism have to say about the most pressing issues of our time? How can we make sense of the often-conflicting viewpoints presented within Jewish text? If Jewish text is to speak to us throughout the ages, we must be able to apply it to the most controversial and provocative issues of our time. Join your clergy for some great conversation! You bring the lunch; we'll bring the drinks and the discussion!

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Temple Sinai strives to keep Israel a priority in our adult education programming, clergy sermons and discussions, as well as synagogue trips to visit Israel. 

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Reading Corner

Engage in some thought-provoking discussion during our Rona Balser Book Club and our Banned Book Club. In addition, check out the Lounging in the Library section to learn about other book discussions and library events with Rabbi Phil Kranz.

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Hebrew in the House

Join Rabbi Natan for Hebrew at your own pace, some unstructured time focusing on one of the building blocks of the Jewish People: the Hebrew language. This is NOT a class, rather it is open study time for self-motivated learners who have questions or simply want to review or gain greater insights into various Hebrew passages.

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Lounging in the Library

Did you know that Temple Sinai houses the largest synagogue library in the Southeast? Meet us bimonthly as Rabbi Kranz introduces us to some of his picks and we learn how the new and improved Learning Center can become a bigger part of our lives. In addition, in future events, we will introduce the books of the growing list of Temple Sinai authors. Join us over wine and cheese as we sip and schmooze over incredible books and profound ideas. 

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Sinai Film & NAVON Film Series

Join us for viewing and discussing various films in the long-running Temple Sinai Film Series. Topics and facilitators will vary throughout the year. As part of the celebration around Israel’s 75th birthday, we will focus several of the films on Israeli culture and society. 

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Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Join the Temple Sinai Clergy in meaningful and stimulating conversation as we fulfill the Jewish mitzvah of Talmud Torah/Lifelong Learning. Every Saturday morning at 9:00 am, we will join together to dive into the Torah portion of the week and other relevant issues. It is a fantastic way to feel the spirit of Shabbat and connect with one of Sinai's strongest traditions.

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PNK Learning Center

The PNK Learning Center was established shortly after Temple Sinai was formed in 1968. Today it boasts a collection of over 12,000 titles make it the largest synagogue library in the Southeast. While other synagogue libraries have closed their doors, Sinai continuously invests in its collections and finds innovative ways to increase readership and engagement. Any subject that relates to the Jewish experience is eligible for inclusion in our collection.

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Wed, July 24 2024 18 Tammuz 5784