Adult Education – Selected Recorded Events



June 28, 2020 – Yoga For The Soul Minyan

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June 23, 2020 – Tuesday Morning Study Group with Rabbi Wes Gardenswartz

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June 21, 2020 – Yoga For The Soul Minyan

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June 19, 2020 – Baking with Andrea

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June 16, 2020 – Tuesday Morning Study Group with Rabbi Wes Gardenswartz

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June 12, 2020 – Baking with Andrea

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June 9, 2020 – Death Café with Don Freedman

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June 9, 2020 – Tuesday Morning Study Group with Rabbi Wes Gardenswartz

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June 5, 2020 – Baking with Andrea

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June 2, 2020 – Tuesday Morning Study Group with Rabbi Wes Gardenswartz

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May 14, 2020 – Jonathan Ornstein
“Building a Jewish Future in Krakow!”

He lives, breathes, chants and repeats his slogans every day, all day: “building a Jewish future in Krakow”, “Krakow, the city of Jewish rebirth”, “we can’t change the number of those murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust, we can, however change the number of those Jewish Poles lost to the Jewish world”, “Judaism is defined not by death and destruction but by life, survival and our ability to adapt to new circumstances”, “If we can rebuild Jewish life down the road from Auschwitz, what does that say about the resilience of the Jewish people”?

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May 3, 2020 – Micah Goodman
“Yom Ha’Shoah, Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut in the Age of Covid-19.”

How was it for you remembering the Holocaust this year?
How was it for you marking the ultimate sacrifice of Israeli soldiers?
How was your celebration of Israel at 72?

Micah spoke to us from Jerusalem about how to process the weight of Jewish history colliding with the weight of an unprecedented health and wealth crisis.

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Covid-19 From the Front line – News you can use! – April 26, 2020

This Webinar provided an extraordinary opportunity to learn from a distinguished panel of infectious disease and pulmonary care experts about Covid-19. All of them are Temple Emanuel members.  They gave us an intimate view of what they are experiencing and offered suggestions for what each of us can do to keep ourselves and our families safe during this time.

Rabbi Michelle Robinson was in conversation with:

Dr. Rochelle Walensky: Dr. Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, is Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a practicing Infectious Disease physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Dr. Mark Poznansky: Mark Poznansky, MD, PhD, is an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, an attending physician in infectious diseases medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and Director of the Vaccine and Immunotherapy Center at MGH.

Dr. Camille Kotton: Dr. Camille Nelson Kotton MD, FIDSA, FAST is the Clinical Director of Transplant and Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases in the Infectious Diseases Division at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Darrell Kotton: Dr. Kotton is the David C. Seldin Professor in the Department of Medicine and in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. He attends in the Medical Intensive Care Unit, the Pulmonary Consultation Service, the Alpha-1 Center, and the Pulmonary outpatient clinic, all at Boston Medical Center.

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Death Café – “Don’t Leave Them with a Mess” – April 13, 2020

Two recent books, The Beginners Guide to the End (2019), by Dr. BJ Miller and journalist Shoshana Berger, and The Swedish Art of Death Cleaning (2018), by Margareta Magnusson, remind us that when it comes to our own dying and death, we are all beginners in need of many things, including practical advice on how to leave family/loved ones focused on our lives, our legacies and their grief, and not on how long it took to clean up the mess. Rabbi Sydney Mintz said “I have seen the profound difference it makes in the grieving process when someone dies and their house is in order, and when someone dies and their house is a mess. “

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Micah Goodman – “Reflections on Dystopia” – April 5, 2020

Judaism has a lot to say about dystopia. This Pesach, how can we be inspired to have more strength, more resilience, more energy, more optimism, more faith, more hope, for the road ahead? In his talk, Reflections on Dystopia, Micah provides us with his always welcome insights into the challenges we face today through his unique and sparkling perspective.

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Death Café – “Advanced Directives — A Gift to Family/Loved ones and Caregivers” – April 2, 2020

Talking with those that will be caring for us about what medical interventions we want and don’t want if/when we can’t speak for ourselves due to serious illness or trauma might be very uncomfortable and yet, is very important.

Come, explore Advance Care Planning, the terminology, the paperwork and the value of how this process provides greater clarity, confidence and comfort to those who may need to speak on your behalf.

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Genesis Forum West – Judith Rosenbaum, CEO of the Jewish Women’s Archive, talk ‘Gender Issues in Judaism’ – March 31, 2020

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Genesis Forum West – Prof. Jonathan Krasner, Brandeis University, talk ‘A Camping We will Go – The American Jewish Love Affair with Summer Camp’ – March 26, 2020

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