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The Adult Education Section of the Life Long Learning Committee
 Presents its Spring Series of
Key Issues in Contemporary Judaism
Rapid change challenges everyone today, but the Jews encounter some unique issues. 
Come to this free series of Thursday and some Tuesday evening talks 
to learn how American Jews are coping, adapting, and flourishing. Refreshments will be served. 
Etz Hayim invites everyone to visit and experience our warm welcome. 
Thursday and some Tuesday evenings from 7 to 8 PM.
The programs are free and open to the public.

Thursday, January 22, 2015 

 Dying and Death: The Jewish Perspective

Rabbi Peter Levy

We will discuss death and dying from two perspectives.  First, the basic things we should do in preparation for our own passing, such as contact information, paperwork, and arrangements that can be made beforehand.  We will also discuss the changing Jewish perspective on death and the afterlife, beginning with biblical times and continuing on through history to today. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 

Babka Basics

Sarah Finne-Sandler

Have you ever wanted to make your own delicious babka?  We will go through the steps involved and make mini-babka's during the class - you will have a wonderful snack when we are finished! Materials will be provided, just bring your own apron.

Babka Recipes

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Social Media: This Time It's

Wayne Kurtzman

If you are in business, trying to get ahead at work or a parent - or all of the above, this session will look at where social media came from, where it's going, tips on using the key platforms and what is driving the changes in the economy that is enabling web-based social interactions to be center-stage. (Hint: It's not going away). Wayne Kutzman is the Global Manager of Social Media Listening, Insights and Technology for Pitney Bowes, teaches social media University of Tennessee.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A Passover Workshop

Rabbi Peter Levy

How can we get ready for our Passover celebration? We will prepare ourselves and our homes for this most enduring of all Jewish holidays from a variety of perspectives. We will take a brief look at various haggadahs, song books,  history books and recipe books.  Let’s take a new look at an old holiday and try to find ways to make it even more meaningful and joyous.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The first time Israeli kids 

played in a regional Little League tournament

Laurence  Bleicher  

In 1989  Larry led a baseball team of 12 year old Israeli boys to Germany.  They played in the Europe/Middle East Little League championships, to which we were invited to participate on an exhibition basis.  The experience was transformative and amazing in many ways.  He will talk about that whole trip and its significance to the guys on the team.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Body and Soul:The State of the Jewish Nation

Gloria Z. Greenfield

Body and Soul – The State of the Jewish Nation presents a comprehensive examination of the broad and deep connections between the Jewish People and the Land of Israel. World-renowned historians, archaeologists, political scientists, religious leaders, and international law and media experts trace the evocative evolution of the relationship between the Jewish People and their homeland that is more than 3,000 years old. This powerful documentary, produced and directed by award-winning Gloria Z. Greenfield who will lead a discussion following the viewing.

For more information, please contact Etz Hayim Synagogue at (603) 432-0004 or 
Stephen Soreff, MD via email at : soreffs15@aol.com
Etz Hayim Synagogue,
May 8, 2014, 9:23 AM