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Adult Education Offerings at Har Shalom

Wise Women Support and Discussion Group

Thursdays, 9:30-11:00am · Feb 6 & 20, Mar 5 & 26, April 2 & 23, May 7 & 21  

Open to Jewish and non-Jewish women with 50 or More Years of Life ExperienceJoin us for stimulating, structured, and confidential discussions on topics about self-care, personal reflection, relationships, mentoring others, and sharing the wisdom we have gained through our life experiences. Take this opportunity to meet and get to know other women who share the challenges and changes associated with getting older.

The Wise Woman program was developed by Dr. Beth Firestein, a licensed psychologist, who has been successfully offering this program for more than 8 years in Loveland. She has granted us permission to use the materials and topics she has developed. The group will be facilitated by Har Shalom member, Ginny Riley, who has participated in the Wise Women sessions in Loveland.

Attend all or come when you can. For questions or to be included in the email list to receive additional information, reminders of session dates, and advance notice of the topic before each session, please email Ginny Riley.


Conflict & Dissolution:  The Making of the Modern Middle East

Thursdays, March 5 and March 12, 7:00pm

A survey tracing the cycle of conflict and outcome in one of the most volatile regions of the world.  Understanding the forces and players that have been struggling for power over the Middle East for more than 100 years now is essential to understanding the current situation in the area. The class will explore the political and religious positions  of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, as well as the political roles played by the United States, Russia, England, France, Turkey and Iran in manipulating the struggle between Israel and the Arabs. 
Instructor: Rabbi Boaz Heilman


Jewish History and Why It Matters – Part 2

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30pm · Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4, 11

Jewish History is a story of Jews reinventing Judaism time and again, in order to survive as a people. In this course we will look at how we have done that over the last 2,000 years, including Rabbinic Judaism, Kabbalah, false messiahs, Hasidism, Reform Judaism, expulsion from some places and immigration to others, Zionism and the State of Israel. The class is open to all (participation in last Fall's class is not a prerequisite!). Register here
Instructor: Rabbi Hillel Katzir


Beginning Hebrew

Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00pm 

Learning how to read Hebrew enriches our experience as Jews when we pray and when we study, and strengthens our connections to the Jewish people. This course is designed for beginning readers, who want to begin to develop their reading skills, and develop a basic vocabulary of key Hebrew words and concepts. Textbook is required.
Instructor: Beth Hammer

Contact Beth Hammer for information and registration


Pathways to Judaism

Tuesdays, 7:15-8:45pm

This program is an intensive 25-session course designed for people considering conversion to Judaism, or for adult Jews who would like a refresher course on the core beliefs, practices, and history of our people.  The course is designed to open the world of Jewish tradition and understanding to those who have little or no background.
Instructor: Rabbi Sally Finestone

CHS Members: $100, Non-members: $250  Register here

Tue, February 25 2020 30 Shevat 5780