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December 2020

Holiday storytime: When Mindy Saved Hanukkah

December 9, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002 United States

Did you know that the Eldridge Street Synagogue appears in a children’s book about Hanukkah?! Our landmark building is the setting for a grand holiday adventure in When Mindy Saved Hanukkah! Join a museum educator on Facebook Live for this fun family storytime and learn how the tiniest of hearts can become towering heroes. Perfect for children ages 4 to 11 and their families. This storytime is hosted on Facebook. Visit the event page to learn more information and RSVP.…

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From Freedom to Slavery and Back Again: The Biblical Book of Exodus

December 10, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Adult Education The exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt is the most important event in the Bible, and it became a powerful model for other liberation narratives. With expert instructor Dr. Regina Stein, you will read the story carefully, analyzing the way it unfolds, its characters and their motives, as you try to answer the simple question: what is the Torah trying to tell us and why? This course is a continuation from last year. We welcome new…

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Introduction to Jewish Mysticism

December 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Adult Education Mysticism has been a part of Judaism since antiquity. Why did Jews write about ascending to heaven to see God and the angels? How did the Jews at Qumran understand the role of the Temple and the sacrifices? How are mystical ideas reflected in both classical rabbinic literature as well as contemporary Jewish prayer books? We will explore these questions by analyzing excerpts from a variety of diverse texts of Jewish mysticism as we study their impact over…

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From Freedom to Slavery and Back Again: The Biblical Book of Exodus

December 17, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Adult Education The exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt is the most important event in the Bible, and it became a powerful model for other liberation narratives. With expert instructor Dr. Regina Stein, you will read the story carefully, analyzing the way it unfolds, its characters and their motives, as you try to answer the simple question: what is the Torah trying to tell us and why? This course is a continuation from last year. We welcome new…

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Cinema Chats I Why is Pawlikowski’s “Ida” a Great Film?

December 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Discuss historic films and their place in modern-day culture in this monthly series! Expert leader Lucy Shahar guides the conversation. In this Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film, a young woman in 1962 Poland is about to take vows as a Catholic nun. But she meets an aunt, her only surviving relative, who tells her she is the daughter of Jews killed during World War II. The revelation kicks off a long and difficult journey to discover the fate…

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Introduction to Jewish Mysticism

December 22, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Adult Education Mysticism has been a part of Judaism since antiquity. Why did Jews write about ascending to heaven to see God and the angels? How did the Jews at Qumran understand the role of the Temple and the sacrifices? How are mystical ideas reflected in both classical rabbinic literature as well as contemporary Jewish prayer books? We will explore these questions by analyzing excerpts from a variety of diverse texts of Jewish mysticism as we study their impact over…

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January 2021

Introduction to Jewish Mysticism

January 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Adult Education Mysticism has been a part of Judaism since antiquity. Why did Jews write about ascending to heaven to see God and the angels? How did the Jews at Qumran understand the role of the Temple and the sacrifices? How are mystical ideas reflected in both classical rabbinic literature as well as contemporary Jewish prayer books? We will explore these questions by analyzing excerpts from a variety of diverse texts of Jewish mysticism as we study their impact over…

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From Freedom to Slavery and Back Again: The Biblical Book of Exodus

January 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Adult Education The exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt is the most important event in the Bible, and it became a powerful model for other liberation narratives. With expert instructor Dr. Regina Stein, you will read the story carefully, analyzing the way it unfolds, its characters and their motives, as you try to answer the simple question: what is the Torah trying to tell us and why? This course is a continuation from last year. We welcome new…

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Introduction to Jewish Mysticism

January 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Adult Education Mysticism has been a part of Judaism since antiquity. Why did Jews write about ascending to heaven to see God and the angels? How did the Jews at Qumran understand the role of the Temple and the sacrifices? How are mystical ideas reflected in both classical rabbinic literature as well as contemporary Jewish prayer books? We will explore these questions by analyzing excerpts from a variety of diverse texts of Jewish mysticism as we study their impact over…

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From Freedom to Slavery and Back Again: The Biblical Book of Exodus

January 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Adult Education The exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt is the most important event in the Bible, and it became a powerful model for other liberation narratives. With expert instructor Dr. Regina Stein, you will read the story carefully, analyzing the way it unfolds, its characters and their motives, as you try to answer the simple question: what is the Torah trying to tell us and why? This course is a continuation from last year. We welcome new…

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