Encompassing learning, prayer and other innovative experiences, our Center represents the multiple spiritual dimensions of Jewish living and tradition. Our Center is a place to call home, inside and outside walls, because of the many different paths that inspire us to build community, with a Lev Shalem (a full heart).
- Anna Simon, Director of Congregational Life
Programs & Events
Scholar-In-Residence: Professor Mary Boys
Friday Night Presentation at Shabbat Dinner: Inspired and Compelled by a "Sacred Obligation. 7 pm, directly following services • Register here
Shabbat Morning Services-D'var Torah: Questions that 'Touch on the Hear of our Faith': In What Ways Might Christians Be Allies in Countering Antisemitism? • Register here
Learn after Lunch: Who Knew? Jews and Christians Studying the New Testament Together • Register here
Sunday Presentation: The Churches' Post- Holocaust Reckonings, 2 pm in the Adath Sanctuary • Register here
Professor Mary Boys Scholar in Residence is sponsored through the generous support of The Sandra and Irwin Mandel Fund of the Adath Jeshurun Congregation
To read Professor Boys' bio, click here.
• The Minneapolis Institute of Art exhibit Envisioning Evil: "The Nazi Drawings" by Mauricio Lasansky
In 1961, coinciding with the televised trial of the Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann, Lasansky began a series of drawings to grapple with the Holocaust. Confronted with the atrocities, he said, “I was full of hate, poison, and I wanted to spit it out.” “The Nazi Drawings” are his visceral response to the horrors committed in Nazi concentration camps.)
Exhibit open October 16, 2021 - June 26, 2022
*We encourage everyone to visit the exhibit either before or after our Scholar-in-Residence weekend with Professor Mary Boys.
• Buy Lasansky's exhibit catalogue
The catalogue includes an essay on the international religious response to revelations about Nazi crimes and their relation to Lasansky’s art from Rabbi Barry Cytron, Adath's Senior Scholar.
• Link to view the virtual gallery talk about the exhibit with Mia Curator Rachel McGarry and Rabbi Barry Cytron is coming soon.
A Partnership of the Conservative Movement
Series #1: Torah Relationships: Wednesdays, 7pm Central, October 6, 13, 20, 27
Series #2: Ethics: Tuesdays, 12pm Central, November 2, 9, 16, 23
Free with Adath Discount Code: AdathJeshurun21
Learn more and register
A full year (8 separate series) of online learning bringing you face-to-face with the most engaging scholars of our movement. Registration due by 9am central time on the first day of each series. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Virtual Gallery Talk: Envisioning Evil
With Rabbi Barry Cytron, Adath Senior Scholar and Rachel McGarry, associate curator at the Minneapolis Institute of Art • Wednesday, October 20, 12-1:30 pm • Register
Join this virtual gallery talk for a behind-the-scenes look at the powerful work in “Envisioning Evil: ‘The Nazi Drawings’ by Mauricio Lasansky” with the authors of the exhibition’s catalogue: Rachel McGarry, associate curator at Mia, and Rabbi Barry Cytron, Adath's Senior Scholar.
Atid & Makom: Kindertransport: Rescuing Children on the Brink of War
Thursday, October 28, 6-8 pm at the American Swedish Institute • 6 pm: Cocktail reception, 6:30 pm: Self-guided tours of the exhibit • 2-step registration: RSVP for event AND reserve a museum admission ticket.
Join us at the American Swedish Institute as we explore the Kindertransport exhibit. If you wish to attend minyan that evening, You are welcome to arrive at 5:30 as we will have a laptop set up for anyone to join minyan at 5:45 pm.
Hillsiders: What's New with Medicare this Year?
Friday, October 29, 11 am- 12 pm on Zoom.
Join Sheri Yarosh, MBA, Independent Agent with Partners Senior Advantage to go over information about changes to the 2022 Medicare program. This program is for anyone currently on Medicare. Bring all of your questions. No product information or sales are involved in this presentation.
Hillsiders: Sarona - What's an 1870's German Templer Village Doing in the Middle of Tel Aviv?
Monday, November 8, 9:30-11 on Zoom • Register for Zoom link
Join seasoned tour guide, Yoram Preminger for a virtual presentation of Israel...off the beaten path. Sarona, a small area in Tel Aviv, was first established by German Christians in 1871, almost 40 years before the establishment of Tel Aviv. Nowadays the old houses serve as a cultural, recreational and shopping complex. In between, Sarona went through many changes. Exploring these changes will shed light on the historical developments in the Land of Israel in the past 150 years. This program is powered by seniors but is open to everyone!
Women of Adath: A Conversation with Laurie Hertzl, Book Editor of the Minneapolis Star Tribune
Tuesday, November 9, 7-8:30 pm on Zoom
Meeting ID: 591 753 1596
To join by telephone dial: 301.715.8592
This program honors the women who have joined Women of Adath. Laurie Hertzl has been the Senior Book Editor for the Minneapolis Star Tribune for many years and brings a wealth of "book knowledge" to her columns. She is a published author and her writings have appeared across the United States and in Finland and Australia. She holds a MFA in creative nonfiction from Queen's University in Charlotte, N.C.
Questions about the program? Contact Ardis Wexler.
Laurie Hertzel is Senior Editor for Books at the Star Tribune, where she has worked since 1996. Previously, she was a writer and editor at Minnesota Monthly magazine and at the Duluth News-Tribune. Her journalism has appeared in newspapers and journals around the country. She is the author of “News to Me: Adventures of an Accidental Journalist” (University of Minnesota Press, 2010), and “They Took My Father: Finnish-Americans in Stalin’s Russia” (co-author, Mayme Sevander, University of Minnesota Press, 2004). Hertzel has been writer-in-residence at the James Thurber House in Columbus, Ohio, and a fellow at Duke University, and has spoken at conferences and workshops around the country and in Bucharest, Romania. She twice served on the faculty of the Nieman Conference on Narrative Editing at Harvard University and three times was a speaker at the Nieman Conference on Narrative Writing at Harvard. She has won national awards for her magazine writing, her newspaper journalism, and her short fiction. “News to Me” was a winner of the 2011 Minnesota Book Award’s Readers’s Choice Award.
Classes & Study Groups
Tuesday Torah Study
With Adath Clergy, Staff & Guests • Every Tuesday • 12-1 pm • on Zoom
Passionate about Torah study? Join Adath clergy, staff and guest teachers as we study the weekly parsha (Torah portion).
Teaching schedule: 10/26 Susie Chalom (Chaye Sarah), 11/2 Rabbi Weininger (Toldot), 11/9 Hazzan Dulkin (Vayetze), 11/16 Jim Sherman (Vayishlach), 11/23 Susie Chalom (Vayeshev), 11/30 Susie Chalom (Mikketz - Shabbat Hanukkah), 12/7 Jim Sherman (Vayigash), 12/14 Hazzan Dulkin (Vayechi), more will be posted.
To join by phone, dial: 312.626.6799
Meeting ID: 953 845 093
Questions? Contact Anna at email@example.com
With Rabbi Kravitz, Heidi Schneider and Hope Melton • Browse all classes (first class begins October 18, 2021 • Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be notified when registration is available.
Dive into Mussar practice! Enrich your life by listening to your inner middot (soul traits). You'll explore a spiritual path of contemplative exercises and text study to help create personal transformations and deepen your connection with yourself, community, and God. Browse Classes.
Questions? Contact Anna Simon at email@example.com
Downtown Study Group
With Rabbi Harold Kravitz & Riv Ellen Prell • Alternating Tuesdays, 11:30 am-12:30 pm on Zoom • Begins Tuesday, October 19, 2021 • Register for Zoom link
Take a break from your busy day for our spirited lunch-hour study group. We will be reading Jack Wertheimer's The New American Judaism, Princeton University Press 2018. The book is especially useful for discussing, where, how, and why Judaism is practiced as it is today. Learn more.
Soul Sisters - a Feminist Beit Midrash
With Hazzan Joanna Dulkin • Monthly Thursdays beginning October 7, 10:30 am-12 pm on Zoom
Fearless women...tell me more! Explore the untold stories of our fearless biblical matriarchs. All genders welcome.
Class Dates: Oct 7 (Tamar), Nov 4, Dec 2, Jan 6, Feb 3, Mar 3, April 7, May 5
To join by phone, dial: 312.626.6799
Meeting ID: 870 1017 5289
Watch recordings of previous classes
To join the Soul Sisters class email list for updates and future dates, contact Anna Simon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Intro to Judaism
With Adath, Beth El, and Sharei Chesed clergy • Tuesdays, 7:30-9 pm, beginning Oct 5, 2021, at Beth El Synagogue • $50/individual, $75/couple for administrative costs • Full, registration will begin again in the spring, email email@example.com to be notified.
Open to Jews, non-Jews, people who grew up in interfaith families and those considering conversion. The rabbis of Adath Jeshurun, Beth El and Sharei Chesed Synagogues jointly offer this class. Every participant must have a sponsoring rabbi to meet with initially. A Hebrew Reading class focusing on phonetic Hebrew reading and home-based prayer skills begins October 5 and runs through May 10 (Tuesdays, 7:30-9 pm). Registration required.
With Rachel Levitt • Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, October 19, 2021 - April 12, 2022 • $125/individual or $160/couple • Register
The class will teach phonetic Hebrew reading and home-based prayer skills (e.g., b’rakhot [blessings] for foods, Shabbat home rituals, reciting the Sh’ma, etc.), plus some frequently used modern Hebrew terms.
This class is part of the Intro to Judaism curriculum and is offered to the public via Zoom.
Bar/Bat Torah Class
With Lon Rosenfield • Mondays, 6:30-7:25 pm and/or 7:30-8:30 pm via Zoom • November 1-May 30 • $50 • Register
Want to enhance your experience at Shabbat services? Did you miss out on becoming a Bar/
Bat Mitzvah? This program will help you feel more comfortable participating in Shabbat prayer and Jewish activities. The program consists of two courses, “Finding Meaning in Shabbat Prayer,” and Biblical Hebrew (either beginning, or advanced). At the end of the year, on the second day of Shavuot, graduates will have the opportunity to help lead services, read from Torah, and/or deliver a d’var Torah. Read full description.
Biblical Hebrew 2.0: Reading the Hebrew Bible
With Lon Rosenfield on Zoom • Tuesdays, 7-8:30 pm (unless otherwise noted by a *), Oct 19, Nov 3*, 16 & 30, Dec 14 & 28, Jan 11 & 25, Feb 8 & 22, Mar 8 & 22, April 5 & 19, May 3, 17 & 31, June 7, 14, 21 & 28, July 5 • $50 • Register
This course is open to those who have completed at least one year of Biblical Hebrew or the equivalent. Participants translate approximately 25 verses for each session. We’ll talk about any interesting grammar or stylistic issues, as well as discuss the texts. This year we will read samplings from the Hebrew Bible’s many genres and styles, and use the appropriate chapter from Marc Brettler’s How to Read the Bible for a deeper understanding of the text’s background. While any Hebrew edition of the Tanach may be used, I recommend Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia: A Reader’s Edition, Vance, Sathas, Avrahami, Hendrickson, 2014.
Torah Reading Refresher Course
With Todd Werner • Begins February 2022 • Interested? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Refresher Torah reading course - geared towards beginning Torah readers. Lessons will resume in February. If interested, contact Anna Simon to get on our contact list.
Adult Haftarah Lessons
With Bev Fishman • Begins February 2022 • Interested? Contact email@example.com
Do you want to learn how to chant Haftarah or refresh your skills? Join Bev on Shabbat mornings to expand your knowledge and grow your skills. No prior training necessary. Zoom classes will be available. Contact Anna Simon to get on our contact list.
Etzion Study Group
With Reb Sherman
We are looking forward to being at Etzion together once our doors reopen at Adath.
Want to join the Etzion email list for updates on future programs? Contact Anna Simon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Groups & Clubs
Powered by young adults, Makom is everybody friendly. Makom, the Hebrew word for space, reanimates ancient Jewish wisdom for today. We're in the land of 10,000 lakes with 10,000 ways to create young Jewish community. Come as you are and ride the waves with us. If you have an idea, let's make it happen. Join our Facebook group.
Want to join our Makom email list to hear about future events? Contact Jenifer Robins, Director of Young Adult and Family Life at email@example.com.
Powered by adults, Atid is everybody friendly. Atid, the Hebrew word for future, is an open group for anyone who's looking for opportunities for deeper engagement through gatherings and events that take advantage of all the Twin Cities has to offer, as well as social, spiritual and educational opportunities at Adath.
Join our Facebook group.
Want to join the Atid email list for updates on future programs? Contact Anna Simon, Director of Congregational Life at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Powered by seniors, Hillsiders is everybody friendly.
Want to join the Hillsiders email list for updates on future programs? Contact Anna Simon, Director of Congregational Life, at email@example.com.