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Chizuk Amuno Congregation

Stulman Center for Adult Learning

Barukh Habah:  Welcome to the Stulman Center for Adult Learning

The Stulman Center is the definition of a learning community. We offer courses year round, from the frigid dark days of winter through the dog days of summer. Our course titles will intrigue you. Our teachers will inspire you. Our courses will challenge you to think in new ways about not only the history but also the future of the Jewish people.

Stulman offers classes on Torah, Hebrew, literature, history, and the arts. Each year, academics and rabbis visit Chizuk Amuno to offer lectures, teach classes, and serve as scholars-in-residence.  The Stulman Center for Adult Learning provides a point of entry for everyone seeking the excitement of Jewish study in a community of committed, caring learners studying with dedicated, knowledgeable teachers.  Learning is a way of enhancing our Jewish identity and connection to our tradition. Learning enriches our lives and promotes our spiritual growth.

For more information and the upcoming schedule of classes, please call Doris Tanhoff at 410-486-6400 ext. 288

The Munitz Library

Located in our Library Beit Midrash, the Munitz Library supports adult learning at Chizuk Amuno with a variety of books, periodicals, and videos of Jewish content available for loan.


2019  Winter/Spring Courses for Adults

To register, please call Doris Tanhoff at the Stulman Center at 410-486-6400 ext. 288 or email dtanhoff@chizukamuno.org

Classes are listed below. Come learn with us! Classes are for Chizuk Amuno members. (Unless otherwise noted.) Community learners $10 per class or $100 for unlimited clergy and staff classes.

View the 2019 Winter/Spring Course Brochure (PDF)

 

Monday

Jewish History
Dr. Moshe D. Shualy
Mondays, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
(On-going class)
Free for Chizuk Amuno members Community learners $10 per class
or $100 for unlimited clergy and staff classes
An intensive examination of classic formative issues: How did the synagogue come to be? How was the Torah canonized? What major changes took place after 586 BCE and 70 CE? What is the difference between Torah and Mishnah? Why did prophecy cease after 586 BCE? Can we still talk to God? Can we prove it?

Tuesday

NEW! Beit Midrash
Cohort of Teachers & Special Guests
Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
January 15 – May 14, 2019

In this introductory year we are pleased to offer this series at no cost to our Chizuk Amuno members. Should you wish to make a contribution to help support Adult Education at Chizuk Amuno, it would be welcome.

A Beit Midrash is both a place and an experience. A Beit Midrash literally is a Home of Study, a room filled with Jewish texts traditional and modern. A Beit Midrash is also an experience in which traditional Jewish texts are studied to seek out meaning and understanding. Those who come to the Beit Midrash are active learners with varying degrees of familiarity with text study, Hebrew language, and Jewish knowledge. Judaism imagines relationships between people mediated by text as groups of learners work together to wrestle with a text until it yields blessing.

April 30                Parshat Acharei Mot      Dr. Barry Gittlen

May 7                    Parshat Kedoshim           Rabbi Ilyse Kramer

May 14                  Parshat Emor                    Dr. Ari Roth

Post Biblical Judaism
Dr. Moshe D. Shualy
Tuesdays, 9-10 a.m.
(On-going class)
Free for Chizuk Amuno members Community learners $10 per class
or $100 for unlimited clergy and
staff classes

Study of the text, history, and philosophy
of the Post Biblical Era. Reading knowledge of Hebrew is not necessary.

NEW! Teach Us to Treasure Each Day: Rituals & Liturgies Surrounding Death
Rabbi Ilyse Kramer and
Rosann M. Catalano, PhD
Tuesdays, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Spring 2019 – May 7, 14, 21, 28;
June 4, 11, 18
Fee: $150 CA Members;
$180 Community Participants

Jews and Christians each have distinctive ways of celebrating life and of honoring the dead. This course explores the themes of reverence for life, time, and creation that are fundamental to the ritual prayers and liturgies for the dead that are central to the Jewish and Christian traditions. Sessions will include a study of taharah (ritual purification of the body), shmirah (escorting the body), anointing of the sick, funeral liturgy, and burial practices.

Wednesday

NEW! “Talking Books” – Talking to Books that Talk to Us
Judy Meltzer and Helen Lewis
Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
 May 15
Free for Chizuk Amuno members
Community learners $10 per class
or $100 for unlimited clergy and
staff classes

Join us in reading and discussing outstanding short stories about Jewish characters who were shaped by the forces of history. Coffee plus treat.

Required: The un-Americans by Mary Antopol

 

Thursday

Pirkei Avot
Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
May 2nd at 10:30am (followed by Hazak Program & Lunch) Rabbi Gruenberg
May 9th at 9:30am Rabbi Wechsler
May 16th at 9:30am Rabbi Gruenberg
May 23rd at 9:30am Rabbi Wechsler
May 30th at 9:30am Rabbi Seltzer
June 6th at 9:30am Hazzan Lichterman

Free for Chizuk Amuno members
Community learners $10 per class or $100 for unlimited clergy and staff classes

Pirkei Avot is one of the best known and most repeated of Jewish texts. This favorite tractate of the Mishna is composed of universal, ethical teachings of the Rabbis and famous for such maxims as “If I am only for myself, who am I?” (1:14) and “Say little and do much” (1:15).

 

Hazak Luncheons and Programs
Rabbi Paul D. Schneider
Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
March 28 and May 2 (Yom HaShoah)
Fee: $10 per person for each luncheon/program

Join Rabbi Schneider and your HAZAK friends for a delicious lunch and interesting program on the last Thursday of each month.

RSVP to Doris Tanhoff in the Stulman Center Office (410-486-6400, x-288) or dtanhoff@chizukamuno.org.

Shabbat

Shabbat Afternoon Study
Dr. Moshe Shualy
Every Shabbat afternoon before Minhah, time changes weekly
Refer to the HaHodesh and/or our website for times
No Fee
In an intimate setting, we learn about the weekly Torah portion, holidays, and what is on your mind. There is no better way to conclude Shabbat. Come, join, and enjoy.

Sunday

NEW! Book Chats
Led by Karen Desser
Sundays. 10 a.m.
Fee: $5 Chizuk Amuno members/
$10 community learners
Add a few more books to your night table and then come discuss them with us on Sunday mornings. We will read and converse on several works of Contemporary Israeli Fiction. Indulge your passion for reading and explore the issues raised by modern Israeli writers.
April 7

 

Upcoming Events

April 30, 2019
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Beit Midrash (A Place for Study)
Chizuk Amuno
8100 Stevenson Road, Baltimore, MD 21208

May 2, 2019
11:30 am - 12:45 pm

HAZAK Program for Yom Hashoah - Focus: Saving the Children
Chizuk Amuno
8100 Stevenson Road, Baltimore, MD 21208

May 5, 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Book Chat
Chizuk Amuno
8100 Stevenson Road, Baltimore, MD 21208

May 7, 2019
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Beit Midrash (A Place for Study)
Chizuk Amuno
8100 Stevenson Road, Baltimore, MD 21208

May 14, 2019
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Beit Midrash (A Place for Study)
Chizuk Amuno
8100 Stevenson Road, Baltimore, MD 21208