Sep 26, 2010

3 upcoming Adult Learning Opportunities at CNS!

Discover Judaism! Jewish Theologies 
with Rabbi Menachem Creditor 

What does Judaism think about "God?" How do the visions of God in the Torah, Prophets, Writings, and Rabbinic periods compare? Is it the same God? How do modern Israeli poets and post-Holocaust theologians grapple with the eternal questions of meaning and purpose in the world? Text-study and discussion will be the basis for these conversations with no expectation of solutions in the end. No Hebrew is required for this class.

Dates: Tuesdays, Oct. 12, 19, 26; Nov. 2 Time: 7:30 to 9pm 
Place: Netivot Shalom, 1316 University Ave., Berkeley Class fee: $40-$60 — (sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds)
Please email Rachel at to register.


Equal and Pluralistic – challenges and difficulties in Israel society
with Rabbi Avi Novis-Deutsch, Bay Area Masorti Visiting Scholar
Co-sponsored by Bay Area Masorti and Congregation Netivot Shalom

This is a sensitive topic, one we are committed to discussing in our passion for the Israel we dream of. The course will touch on the status and difficulty in Israel of:
1) Charedim ("ultra-Orthodox")
2) Arab-Israelis
3) Mizrachi/Sephardi Jews
4) Russian and Ethiopian Olim
5) The GLBTQ community

We will study texts, share conversations, and explore the realities confronting Israeli society in its struggle to be both Equal and Pluralistic to all its inhabitants.

3 Sessions: Wed. nights: Oct. 6, 20, 27 at 7:30pm-9pm
Class fee: $36-$50 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds.
Location: Congregation Netivot Shalom
Please email Rachel at to register.


A Taste of Judaism: Are you Curious?*
with Rabbi Menachem Creditor
Co-sponsored by Congregation Netivot Shalom and Building Jewish Bridges

Enjoy a free, three-session class on the modern Jewish perspective on spirituality, ethics and community. This class is designed to give you a foundational understanding of Judaism in a fun, friendly environment. Everyone is welcome. You don't have to be Jewish to be curious. But, you do have to register so we can save you a seat!
3 Sessions: Thursdays, October 7 – October 21, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Tuition: Free
Location: Congregation Netivot Shalom (1316 University Avenue, Berkeley, 510-549-9447)

*Please register with Dawn Kepler at or 510-845-6420 x11.

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