As education is a core value of Judaism, the mission of the Adult Jewish Growth Committee is to facilitate intellectual and cultural exploration among the Temple’s adult members. This growth is meant to develop the individual’s understanding of Judaism in all its aspects, including culture, history, religion, and contemporary issues, and to strengthen bonds within the Temple, with other Jewish organizations, and with the larger Lexington community. The Committee works to achieve these goals by organizing talks, classes, and performances, and when appropriate, working with other TAI committees and outside organizations.
TAI Adult Ed Committee Offers Zoom Class on Birding
Beginning January 10, 2021
Interested in birding? Sign up for National Geographic’s “Birding in North America”, a free Zoom class for members that starts at 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 10. The weekly course will continue through February; there is no obligation to take part in each session.
Registration is required; email Deb Nelson to get the link.
Join us on December 20th for an online conversation of the work of Nobel Prize winning American Jewish poet, Louise Glück. Before this latest achievement, Glück won a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award and served as U.S. Poet Laureate. Our discussion of Jewish themes and reference points in Glück’s poetry will be led by Professor Jennifer Lewin, formerly of UK and now Haifa University. Professor Lewin was our summer scholar-in-residence a few years ago and has read and taught Glück’s work in a variety of settings. “The Jacob’s Ladder”, “Mount Ararat”,and “The Garden” are among Glück’s poems that Lewin describes as grounded in “family relationships and emotional structures that Judaism explores and values.” You won’t want to miss this wonderful opportunity to learn more about a fascinating artist from a gifted scholar and poet in her own right. Click here to register.