Adult Programs

Stopping Along the Way: Life Cycle Events & The Power of Relationship with Rabbi Gelber: Saying Goodbye at End of Life

Jewish tradition provides structure to honor our place in community at stages along our path through life. Each of these stepping stones builds relationship with self, other and the Holy One. Join us on 3 Monday evenings in March to learn about the rituals of brit milah (circumcision), pidyon haben (redemption of the first born) and saying goodbye at end of life.

Sessions begin at 8pm and are stand alone. Come for all 3 or just the 1 (or 2) that fit your schedule and interest in this moment. 

Stopping Along the Way: Life Cycle Events & The Power of Relationship with Rabbi Gelber: Pidyon HaBen/Bat

Jewish tradition provides structure to honor our place in community at stages along our path through life. Each of these stepping stones builds relationship with self, other and the Holy One. Join us on 3 Monday evenings in March to learn about the rituals of brit milah (circumcision), pidyon haben (redemption of the first born) and saying goodbye at end of life.

Sessions begin at 8pm and are stand alone. Come for all 3 or just the 1 (or 2) that fit your schedule and interest in this moment. 

Stopping Along the Way: Life Cycle Events & The Power of Relationship with Rabbi Gelber: Brit Milah

Jewish tradition provides structure to honor our place in community at stages along our path through life. Each of these stepping stones builds relationship with self, other and the Holy One. Join us on 3 Monday evenings in March to learn about the rituals of brit milah (circumcision), pidyon haben (redemption of the first born) and saying goodbye at end of life.

Sessions begin at 8pm and are stand alone. Come for all 3 or just the 1 (or 2) that fit your schedule and interest in this moment. 

Jewish Genealogy Center

Trace the stories of two branches of a typical family of Eastern European Jewish ancestry and discover the many documents available both abroad and here at home.  See how these records can come together to complete the family history so many of us believe is lost forever.

Yom HaShoah Commemoration/Movie Screening: My Knees Were Jumping-The Kindertransports

Melissa Hacker is a filmmaker who works with memory, history, family and loss. Melissa made her directing debut with the documentary My Knees Were Jumping; Remembering The Kindertransports, which was short-listed for Academy Award nomination, seen in film festivals, museums, television, and in universities worldwide. Melissa’s video Venus was featured in the group exhibition "Objects of Devotion and Desire: Medieval Relic to Contemporary Art," and received special accolades in the New York Times review of the show.

Habonim Movie Series: Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel

A stirring story of sports, patriotism and personal growth, Heading Home charts the underdog journey of Israel's national baseball team competing for the first time in the World Baseball Classic. After years of defeat, Team Israel is finally ranked among the world's best in 2017, eligible to compete in the prestigious international tournament. Their line-up included several Jewish American Major League players―Ike Davis, Josh Zeid and ex-Braves catcher Ryan Lavarnway―most with a tenuous relationship to Judaism, let alone having ever set foot in Israel.

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