Join us for interactive discussions on variety of topics that matter. Everyone is welcome. Come every week, or drop in when you can. (Please check the Temple schedule for dates and times.)
Torah Today with Rabbi Feder
Parashat Hashavuah or Weekly Torah Portion
Most Saturdays, 9:00-10:15 AM
Start your Shabbat morning by delving into the words of our Torah. We'll read excerpts of each portion and explore traditional commentaries as well as modern interpretations. This is a study session for people who want to engage in lively debate and active dialogue about how our ancient texts are relevant in our lives today.
Hot Topics with Rabbi Feder
Mostly Third or Fourth Thursday of Each Month, Noon-1:30 PM
Join this round-table discussion to take a contemporary look at Jewish thought, ideas, and teachings. Topics might include Israel, preparation for holy days, Jewish mourning rituals, a Jewish look at the New Testament, or Jewish philosophy. Whether you become a regular or are a periodic participant, all are welcome. Join us at the Law Offices of Norman Harris, 1220 Howard Avenue, Burlingame. This is the ultimate brown-bag lunch - you supply the food and Rabbi Feder supplies the food for thought.
Back to the Source with Rabbi Feder
A Verse by Verse Reading of the Torah
Most Wednesdays, 11:00 AM-Noon
The Torah has influenced civilization more than any other book. The Torah has it all - poetry, history, lofty narratives, epic family dramas, and inspiring moral teachings. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take the time to really understand all our Torah has to offer? Bring your lunch if it's during your lunch break, and join us as we explore the meaning of a passage, understand the nuances of the language, and gain greater insights about key teachings.
Jewish Understandings of Afterlife and Messiah
Rabbi Rebekah Stern
Meets Thursdays, beginning Oct. 11 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Few questions are more commonly asked than, "What happens after we die?" Over the millennia of Jewish thought, many answers have been suggested. This weekly class will explore the Jewish concepts of soul, afterlife, and messiah, tracing ideas through Biblical, Rabbinic, and contemporary texts. We will also compare and contrast text and traditions from Jewish and other monotheistic traditions.