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Adult Education Offerings

2021 Offerings
For details and descriptions of May events, read below.
To see all events on the calendar, click here


Silicon Valley Introduction to Judaism Class

Tuesdays - 7pm starting October 27 Sign Up and Details Here

This course, also ideal for those considering conversion, and offered through the APJCC, gives students an overview of the Jewish life-cycle, holidays, and ritual. During the course of the year, students will gain an understanding of Jewish belief, history and calendar and gain exposure to important Jewish books including the Hebrew Bible and the Talmud. Each session includes thirty minutes of Hebrew instruction. This year’s class will be presented on Zoom. For more information contact Iris at

Weekly Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Magat
Wednesdays - 12pm  RSVP Here
Join Rabbi Magat each week to discuss current social, political and communal topics as they relate to being Jewish and our community.  All are welcome to attend. Please bring an open mind for a lively and respectful discussion.

TV/Film Discussion with Rabbi Magat 
Bi-Monthly, Thursdays - 12pm  RSVP Here
We invite you to join us today as Rabbi Magat & Phil Hankin, Director of Education for Temple Emanu-El, for bi-monthly discussions, where they review and break down current & relevant TV shows.

Shtisel (TV Show) Interview,  Part 2
Wednesday, May 5 - 10:00am  RSVP Here
The Israeli drama series “Shtisel” (launched on Netflix in 2018) became an international hit, and was particularly popular in the US. The series introduced, for the first time, the Ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) Jewish community in Jerusalem and provided an insider’s view into the daily lives of Ultra-orthodox Jews and their interaction with the secular majority around them.
In this two lectures series we seek to promote knowledge on this group in Judaism, which strictly observes Jewish Halacha and isolates itself from the internet and any mainstream media. This is also a unique opportunity to get closer to the wonderful characters of “Shtisel” and the writer who created them, Jonathan Indursky - an ex-Ultra-Orthodox himself who left a prestigious Yeshiva for filmmaking.

Lecture 2: Yehonatan Indursky, co-writer of “Shtisel”  

Yehonatan Indursky is the co-writer of “Shtisel” (with Ori Elon) and the creator of several other highly acclaimed films on ultra-orthodox Jews (Ponevezh Time, Autonomies). He is a graduate of the elite ultra-Orthodox Ponevezh Yeshiva, and later a top alum of the Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School. 

ZIG ZAG: Smart Traveling with Christopher Elliott
Thursday, May 6 - 12:00pm  RSVP Here
What's the best way to book travel? How do you get a refund for a cancelled trip during COVID? What's a decoy wallet? If you have questions, we have answers! Nationally syndicated columnist and author, Travel Troubleshooter Christopher Elliott, will be joining us for an engaging and informative Question and Answer session that will focus on smart ways to navigate the travel industry. Don't miss this great ZIGZAG event!

ZIG ZAG: Grown & Flown
Wednesday, May 19 - 7:00pm  RSVP Here
Please join us for our next ZigZag Grown & Flown session on Wednesday, May 19 from 7:00 - 8:00pm.  
This month’s discussion topic:  "Money Management For Young Adults"

From the time our kids are small, we grapple with what’s the best way to teach them about money -  everything from spending, saving, earning to appreciating.  How do we continue to handle money as our kids grow, go off to college and get their first jobs.  How much money do we give them for college?  Should they contribute toward their expenses?  What is our obligation once they graduate?  What if they move home after graduation – do we continue to support them or are they expected to contribute to their expenses?  There’s no wrong or right way and every choice is personal to each family.  But, how do other parents handle this?  Join us for our next Grown & Flown on Wednesday, May 19th at 7:00 where we share and discuss different financial/money management strategies as it relates to our teens/college students/graduates.  Register HERE to receive the Zoom link. 


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