Adult Education and Programs

Adult Education Courses are offered as often as possible. 

How Many Names Are There? A Conversation about What We Believe, What We Call God, and How We Decide

Wednesday, January 25, 7-8:30 p.m.      On Zoom only

Judaism has many names for God. Traditionally, Adonai and Elohim are the most frequently used names in prayer. But God is also known by El Shaddai, Shekhinah, Havayah, YaH, Yod-Hei-Vav_Hei, HaMakom, Ruach Kol Chai, El, Ha-Rachaman, and many other names. In Kabbalah, there are at least 72 mystical names for God. In Islam, people speak of there being 99 names for God, many of which are quite similar to Names used in Judaism. How do you like to think of God, and what name or names do you like to use? Why does that resonate with you? What’s it like for you when you’re praying in a service, and a different name is used from the one you expect, prefer, or are accustomed to? Let’s talk about it!

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Past topics:

Climate Justice

Solstice, Judaism, and Embracing the Luminous Dark Across Traditions

*This We Believe, This I Believe: Core Ideas and Practices of Judaism
*Jewish Mindfulness and Meditation
*Hearing Both Sides: Israeli and Palestinian Perspectives What Happened in 1948 and Why Does it Matter?
*How to Lead a Friday Night Service
*End of Life Care
*Embracing Judaism as a Spiritual and Ethical Practice for Ourselves & Our Families: Jewish Values
*Embracing Judaism as a Spiritual and Ethical Practice: An Introduction to Jewish Prayer, The Siddur (Jewish prayer book) and the Shabbat Prayer Service
*Personal and Communal Reflections on The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning
*Kabbalah, Hasidism and Us
*Introduction to Mussar: Nurturing our Ethical Lives
If you missed the DIALOGUE ON A JUST AND SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR ISRAEL / PALESTINE on Sunday, February 20, 2022, the recording is available here.  
Passcode: 6zU#yWe@
About Jonathan Kuttab <>
About Yehezkel Landau <>
Kuttab’s recently published short book Beyond the Two State Solution can be downloaded for free or ordered in hard copy.
Landau’s article “Can Zionism Be Redeemed?“, published a couple of years ago in Tikkun Magazine
Kuttab interview with Peter Beinart (video)
Landau on “Holistic Peacemaking in Israel/Palestine” (video begins at app. 4:00)
HIDDEN IN FRANCE On Sunday, October 14, 2018, Congregation Tikkun v’Or was pleased to present “Hidden in France,” a program about ordinary people in a small village in Normandy, France, who resisted and saved 30 Jewish children from 1942-1945.  Thanks to Jonathan Plotkin, we have a video recording of their presentation: 
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