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Adult Programs

Upcoming Adult Programs 

Date Description RSVP Link

Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm

Jan 16, Feb 13, Mar 13, Apr 10, May 8, Jun 12

The Secret Book of Kings: Reconsidering Israelite Kings from a Modern Perspective. A Modern and Feminist Reconsideration of King David

Taught by Rabbi Ruth Abusch-Madger


From his humble beginnings as the young shepherd boy to his military defeat of the enemies of Israel to his establishment of the capital in Jerusalem and his death in old age, the Bible documents the life of King David in great detail. But The Secret Book of Kings, a recent Israeli bestseller, now translated into English, highlights the gaps in the narrative and provides a uniquely female view of the ancient world of Israelite kings, power, relationships and religion. This class will begin by getting reacquainted with the biblical kings as a background for delving into Yochi Brandes’ modern retelling. We will consider the power of perspective in storytelling, the challenges faced by traditional rabbinic interpretation as well as well as modern moral sensibilities.


Cost including book:

Members: $130

Member couples: $220

Non-members: $165

Sundays, 10:15am
at The Friends School


Ancient Wisdom for Modern Families
Taught by Rabbi Ruth Abusch-Madger

Ancient Jewish wisdom can help us navigate the ups and downs of modern parenting. Beyond Facebook, does a promised land of family life even exist? What can we do when our tempers get the best of us? In a world of plenty, how can we and our children focus on what is most important? Join us for conversations that look at biblical stories and rabbinic wisdom to help us unpack our own experiences as parents.

Ruth Abusch-Magder earned a doctorate by studying domestic Jewish life but also earned her credibility in the motherhood trenches where together with her husband she is raising two kids and has parented on three continents.

$100 per person or $175 per couple



Mon, April 23 2018 8 Iyyar 5778