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Adult Learning

Learning Torah is a way of reflecting on lived experiences in the light of the Jewish tradition. At BHA, learning Torah is a core spiritual activity for children and adults. Please click on the links below to find out more about this year's classes.

  • Nurture the Wow: Parenting as a Spiritual Practice (Monday Mornings, October-Feburary) - Parenthood is difficult, demanding, and draining. And yet, argues Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, if we can approach it from a different mindset, perhaps the work of parenting itself can offer the solace we seek. 

  • Art Green: Radical Judaism (Fall Sunday Mornings) - we’ll be looking closely at Radical Judaism: Rethinking God and Tradition, Rabbi Green opens his work by saying “...the simultaneous quest for both God and Truth presents a terrible yet wonderful conflict. It is this conflict, and my ongoing attempt to resolve it, that the book you have just opened is all about.”
  • Lion's Honey: The Myth of Samson (Winter Sunday Mornings) -A judge, or leader, in the hard time when ​“there was no king in Israel; every man did what was right in his own eyes,” Samson is the towering biblical hero who destroys the Philistines with super­human strength. But reading midrashically for what is unsaid and weighing each word in the Hebrew, David Gross­man, the prominent Israeli writer of Lion's Honey, finds another Samson — a lost child who is a mystery to himself, who never understands the destiny that God has thrust upon him.
  • The Art of Heresy (Spring Sunday Mornings) - 

    Anyone can be a sinner, but it takes both knowledge and integrity to be a heretic.  Join us for an exploration of two of Judaism’s most important heretics - Alisha ben Abuya and Baruch Spinoza. 

Our full adult learning calendar can be seen here.


Sat, November 28 2020 12 Kislev 5781