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.

Now in progress thru July 26 “The Scent of Rain in the Balkans” (in Serbian, with English subtitles) – Based on Gordana Kuić’s blockbuster novel, The Scent of Rain in the Balkans” is the story of a Sephardic Jewish family in Sarajevo, in the period of World Wars I and II.  We will videostream one 50-minute episode each week (total of 14 episodes).  For more about the series, watch the 6-minute trailer by clicking here.

Beginning August 2“1917, 1947, 1967: The Legacy of The Past and the Future of Modern Israel” – Highlights of the Shalom Hartman Institute’s 2017 Community Leadership Program Summer Retreat in Jerusalem (June 2017) :

August 2“1917 – The Idea of a Homeland for the Jewish People” – lecture by Donniel Hartman

August 9“1947 – Judaism and the World” – lecture by Elana Stein Hain

August 16“1967 – Jerusalem – A Divided City” – lecture by Donniel Hartman

August 23“2017 – Humility and Urgency” – lecture by Yehuda Kurtzer

Beginning August 30 – “The Kabbalah of Forgiveness” – a set of video lectures by Prof. Henry Abramson as ramp-up to the High Holidays

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.