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Adult Education Fall 2017

2017-18 Theme:  The Dignity of Difference

Encounter RVA

with Rabbi Knopf
First Wednesdays, 7-9pm, beginning November 8, off-site, locations vary. 
Join us for a public conversation between diverse local leaders. The vision of Encounter RVA is to bridge divides and move our community forward in these troubled and divisive times.  Click here for more details.

The Ethics of War

with Rabbi Knopf
4 Mondays in July, first session July 9, 2018, 7:30pm, Grove Ave. Kiddush Room

According to war historian John Keegan, all civilizations owe their origins to war. “…War embraces much more than politics…it is an expression of culture."   We will look at Deuteronomy  and how the Israelites managed war in the context of their received traditions. Click here for more details

Monday Midrash 

with Rabbi Knopf
Every Monday (with a few exceptions), 12:15-1:15p, Grove Ave. Kiddush Room
According to tradition, the Torah has "70 faces." Every passage, every word, every letter calls out for interpretation. No one interpretation can claim to be the right understanding. The rabbis called this work of creative interpretation of Scripture "midrash." and they left us a treasure trove of diverse opinions about what the Torah means and teaches. Join Rabbi Knopf for a journey through Midrash Rabbah, a classic collection of these teachings. We'll start with Genesis and learn a little bit each week. No prior experience necessary. Bring an open mind and an inquisitive heart!
Click here for all class dates.

Adult B'nei Mitzvah

with Hazzan Marian
Are you an adult who did not have a bar or bat mitzvah when you were growing up?  Are you interested in taking part in this Jewish milestone?  If you answered yes to both questions, why not be in touch with Hazzan Marian about participating in this year's *brand new* adult b'nei mitzvah class.  You'll study with Hazzan Marian during the year and celebrate your adult b'nei mitzvah with other class participants on June 9, 2018. Click here for complete schedule.
For questions or sign up,  contact Hazzan Marian at 804.355.3564 ext. 103 or


with Rabbi Emeritus Creditor
Every Tuesday (except Jewish and secular holidays), 12:15-1:15 p.m., Kiddush Room, 3330 Grove Ave. No registration necessary.

Complete Adult Ed. Schedule: Click on any event for details

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Tue, May 22 2018 8 Sivan 5778