Drop In and Learn – Videostreamed Lifelong Learning

Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. in the Teen Lounge
Free and open to the community, all welcome, no reservations needed.

March 21“Judaism and Mental Health” – with Rabbi Richard F. Address of the Jewish Sacred Aging Project

March 28“A Pluralistic Vision for Jerusalem!” – Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz interviews Rabbi Aaron Leibowitz. Plus: Rabbi Shmuly’s ELI Talk about kidney donation.

April 4 – “Jewish Lives, Jewish Stories” – Author Tova Mirvis discusses her memoir The Book of Separation, about her divorce and her decision to leave the Orthodox community in which she was raised. Interviewed by Tablet Magazine columnist Marjorie Ingall, from the Center for Jewish History in NYC.

April 11 – “Torah from the Years of Wrath” – special presentation for Yom HaShoah, featuring Prof. Henry Abramson discussing his new book about the teachings of Rabbi Kalonymus Kalmish Shapiro, the Warsaw Ghetto Rabbi

April 18 – Special video lecture in honor of Yom Ha’atzma’ut (70th anniversary of the declaration of independence of the State of Israel) – details to be announced.

April 25 – “Kabbalah – What’s Next for Jewish Spirituality?” / “Spiritual but not Religious?” and “Why Should We Learn Torah?” with Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz and guests at Valley Beit Midrash (Phoenix AZ)

STARTING MAY 2 – “THE SEPHARDIC DIASPORA” with Professor Henry Abramson – 10- part series

Throughout the year we videostream material from many sources of excellent online lifelong Jewish learning, including JTS, Jewish Review of Books, Pardes, Shalom Hartman Institute, and Mechon Hadar, as well as lectures by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Professor Henry (Hillel) Abramson, Professor Howard Lupovitch, and others.

Weekday entrance to Beth Ahm building – To attend our learning group, use the glass door overlooking the east parking lot and the Woll Memorial Bible Garden. Take steps from parking lot or, for barrier-free entry, start at main entrance canopy and use sidewalk to the glass door. Use buzzer on left to alert the office to your presence, and staff will unlock left door electronically so you can enter.

For more info, including schedule of upcoming lecture topics and teachers, call Nancy Kaplan 248-737-1931, text 248-390-4294 or e-mail nancyellen879@att.net

Mitzvah Opportunity

Donations are welcome to help underwrite this free weekly learning opportunity, which Beth Ahm offers to lifelong learners in the community regardless of religious affiliation.  Drop In & Learn has been running for 9 years and is still going strong. New participants are always welcome.

For more information or questions about Drop In & Learn, contact Nancy Kaplan at 248-737-1931 or nancyellen879@att.net.