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MRT's Adult Education Committee plans and presents programs and events that enrich our understanding of Jewish life in the 21st century, that inspire our desire to learn more about Jewish history through past and current writings and that encourage us to gain new insights as we delve more deeply into Torah . These goals are accomplished throughout the year with special programs.

This review of activities, current and past, offered by the Adult Education Committee, Adult Jewish Learning, is meant to encourage the MRT community and our neighbors to learn with us and to partake in the many interesting, inspiring, elevating programs that are presented throughout the year at MRT.

Programs and Schedule: 2017-18

Tuesday morning Study Group (with Rabbi Marc Kline)

  • 9:45-11:15 AM
  • starts 9/12/2017

Martin Raffel, "2017: A Year of Anniversaries" from the 100th anniversary of the Balfour

  • Sunday, September 17, 2017.  2-3:30 PM

Scholar in Residence Weekend - December 1st - 3rd, 2017

  • Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor
  • Rabbi, Scholar, activist on behalf of Interfaith affairs, currently editor and writer of Shaom/Salaam: A Resource for Jewish/Muslim Dialogue.
  • Friday, December 1st (First Friday): Jacob, Esau, and Ishmael - A dysfunctional family, can these relationships be repaired?
  • Saturday, December 2nd:
    • 1:00 - 2:30 PM: Buffet Lunch & The State of Our Unions - Relationships with special focus on the Catholic Church.
    • 15-minute break
    • 2:45 - 3:30 PM: Social Justice Partners and Enemies
  • Sunday, December 3rd, 10:00 - 11:30 AM: Breakfast Sponsored by MRT Men's Club. Shalom/Salaam

Martin Luther King (Justice Weekend) - January 12th - 15th, 2018

  • Friday, January 12th, 7:00 PM at MRT: Speaker - Reverend Gil Caldwell
  • Saturday, January 13th, 3;00 PM at MRT: Presentation of the film Rosenwald - Jewish philanthropist in the South
  • Monday, January 15th, 12 Noon: Service at the Pilgrim Baptist Church, including remarks by Rabbi Kline and Cantor Clissold

Maurice Mahler, Art Historian   "Marc Chagall, His Life and Work"

  • Sunday, February 4, 2018.  2 - 3:30 PM

Shabbat Kallah - Sunday, March 24, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

  • Susannah Heschel, Chair of Judaic Studies Department at Dartmouth College
  • Program Theme: Prophet or Profit?  What does faith demand of us?
  • 10:00 - 11:30 AM: Some are Guilty, but All are Responsible
  • 12:00 - 12:45 PM: Buffet Lunch
  • 12:45 - 2:15 PM: The Prophetic Tradition and the Civil Rights Movement
  • 2:15 - 2:30 PM: Coffee Break
  • 2:30 - 4:00 PM: Ecstacy vs. Ethics:  The Debate Between Protestants and Jews over the Prophets

Yom HaShoah Commemoration

  • Ernest Mathias presenting the film "The Last Refuge"
  • Sunday, April 15, 2018.   2 - 3:30 PM
  • Mr. Mathias will address Religious School students prior to showing the film.

Dillies Pilevsky, Professor of Literature at Brookdale College

  • Philipi Roth, "What it Means to be Jewish:  Loss and Renewal"
  • Sunday, April 29, 2018.  2 - 3:30 PM
  • A joint program with MRT Sisterhood