Learning Institute Spring 2022 | 5782

We are looking forward to another great year of study as the Learning Institute kicks off on Tuesday, March 1, via Zoom. The cost is $60/member and $75/non-member this semester. We appreciate your continued support!

Tuesday mornings, March 1-May 10 (no session on April 19)
Session 1 from 10:00–11:00 am
Session 2 from 11:30 am–12:30 pm

SESSION 1: 10:00–11:00 am
The Collected Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer
The short stories of the great Yiddish writer, Nobel Laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer, will be discussed in depth. Special emphasis will be placed on the complexities, both historic and social, of the Eastern European Jewish experience that informed his work. His compelling narratives recreate a vanished world. The text for this class will be The Collected Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer. Time will be allotted for discussion and questions.
Instructor: Gloria Goldreich, critic, novelist and lecturer

SESSION 2: 11:30–12:30 am
The Ethical Life: Jewish Values in an Age of Choice
From political and financial scandals to rapid progress in biomedical science and technology, the complex issues of modern society are, at their core, issues of moral and ethical concern.  Now more than ever, an understanding of Jewish ethics can help inform our discussions and decisions about critical issues of the day.  In this course, created by the Jewish Theological Seminary, we will use classical texts, group discussion, case studies, and “voices from the field” videos to apply traditional Jewish wisdom to contemporary issues.
Instructor: Rabbi Annie Tucker, Senior Rabbi Temple Israel Center