Rockdale Temple kicks off the school year and the month of Elul with a special adult education series entitled “Tis the Season, to Choose Life!” In preparation for the High Holy Days, a three- session course will be taught on the themes of the season, to be held Wednesday evenings, Aug. 22 and 29, and Sept. 5 at Rockdale Temple at 7 p.m.
Rabbinic Intern Meredith Kahan will lead participants in study and discussion based on the Yom Kippur morning Torah portion. As High Holy Day season and the New Year 5773 approach, participants can explore what it means to “choose life.” We hear each year that God chooses whether or not to inscribe us in the Book of Life—and yet, we are the ones who are implored to “choose life!” This three-part series will explore the meaning of choice, free will in Judaism, and God’s involvement in our lives. Together, we’ll prepare for the Days of Awe by gaining a greater understanding of our Torah, our tradition and our ability to choose!
Rockdale Temple offers a variety of adult education courses year-round, including opportunities to study Torah, liturgy, theology and contemporary issues. Adult education programs are free and open to the public. Please join us!