enrichment & learning

The Minnesota JCC creates a wide range of day time programs to add to your knowledge, deepen your curiosity, and connect you to the community. Fitness programs, enrichment classes, field trips, speakers, enlivening Jewish education and social opportunities help you to stay active engaged. No matter where your interests lie, we have something for you.

Due to Covid-19, our wide range of programs are brought to you VIRTUALLY. Whether in-person or online, we are here for you!

For more information, please feel free to contact:
Barbie Levine at blevine@stpauljcc.org or Irit Vinitsky at ivinitsky@sabesjcc.org.

 

TC TALKS

TWO MONDAYS PER MONTH • 9 – 10 AM
Listen and learn from inspiring, knowledgeable and prominent individuals of the Twin Cities. Professors, sports figures, entrepreneurs, theater directors and more!

Monday, January 25
Sashsa Todryk and Leore Wohl, Owners of Bagel Taim
Sasha Todryk and Leore Wohl are taking the bagel back, one hand-shaped ball of dough at a time. The married couple share a workload dominated by bagel-making, marketing, customer service, and delivery duties. They typically log three baking days a week, making 144 bagels a day.

Join Zoom Meeting HERE
Meeting ID: 871 6739 6006
Passcode: 713345

Monday, February 15
Marshall Tanik, Attorney with Meyer Njus Tanik
Join Marshall Tanik, Attorney with Meyer Njus Tanik as he discusses the George Floyd – Cops Criminal Case: What to Expect and When To Expect It.

Join Zoom Meeting HERE
Meeting ID: 840 8570 0651
Passcode: 844844


CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

MONDAYS • 10:30 AM – NOON
Do you have a passion for words? Join like-minded writers in this supportive and uncritical weekly creative writing group.

Due to Covid-19, The Creative Writing Group is meeting via Zoom. To join the group, contact Barbie Levine.


STAGE PICTURES: MAKING IT VISUAL

JANUARY 26 • 10:00 – 11:00AM

What do stage directors do? One of their tasks is to translate the playwright’s words into images that, consciously or unconsciously, help us understand. We’ll look at several such images and discuss how they enhance our experience of their plays.

Join Zoom HERE
Meeting ID:
827 2996 5577
Passcode:
389944


BOOK GROUP

4TH THURSDAY OF THE MONTH • 10 – 11 AM
Our Book Group reads a wide variety of texts: novels, memoirs, non-fiction, short stories and everything in-between! The conversations are enlightening and fun; the people are engaged and enthusiastic.

January Book: This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
A magnificent novel about four orphans on a life-changing odyssey during the Great Depression, from the bestselling author of Ordinary Grace.

UPDATE! We are so excited to announce that author William Kent Krueger will be joining us LIVE for our virtual book club discussion on the 28th!

Group Discussion: January 28 • 10 AM

Join Zoom Meeting HERE
Meeting ID: 889 8671 4812
Passcode: 112704

February Book: Beneath A Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan
A triumphant, epic tale of one young man’s incredible courage and resilience during one of history’s darkest hours.

Group Discussion: February 25 • 10 AM

Join Zoom Meeting HERE
Meeting ID: 854 1620 6710
Passcode: 016987


HEBREW WITH KESHET

Enjoy a morning coffee break, learn and speak a little Hebrew. This informal class is designed as an opportunity to meet and talk all things Israel with our Community Shlichah Kehset Edry. This RAJE (Random Act of Jewish Education) is free, some Hebrew experience is helpful in this conversation based program and everyone is welcome.

If interested, please contact our Community Shalicha, Keshet Edry, at kedry@stpaulfed.org for dates & times.


HINENI: ADULT JEWISH LEARNING AND CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICES

PIRKE AVOT: ANCIENT RABBINIC WISDOM FOR TODAY’S WORLD
1ST & 3RD FRIDAYS • 11 AM – NOON ON ZOOM
The imperative to live life from your true self, as the image and likeness of God, flowers in the words of the early Rabbis (250 BCE–250 CE) who captured God’s call to be holy in Pirke Avot – a collection of pithy sayings on how best to live an ethical life. Come study this ancient work with much to say to our lives today. Drop in, no experience is necessary.

For more information, contact Sara Lynn Newberger at sara.lynn@ttsp.org