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A Sweet Year of Programming & Events pamphlet for adult education, family programming, and special events from Congregation Ner Tamid on the Greenspun Campus for Jewish life, learning, and spiritual renewal. The pamphlet includes information on news, meetings, events, statements, and book reviews.

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A SWEET YEAR OF PROGRAMMING & EVENTS 5769 (2008 -2009) Adult Education ? Family Programing Special Events At Congregation Ner Tamid on the Greenspun Campus for Jewish Life, Learning & Spiritual Renewal Congregation Ner Tam id's Commitment to Life-Long Jewish Learning CNT is proud to present it's Adult Education, Programming and Even. for the year 5769 (2008-2009). This booklet puts everything in on easy place, with classes organized by topic and, in the back of the book, by starting date. We hope you will join us as we study together to learn about Jewish tradition & texts and contemporary perspectives on living a Jewish life. One of the fundamental ways our children learn is from observing what their parents, grandparents and other role models do. Participation in adult Jewish learning sends an ongoing, important message to younger generations that continued growth and development of our Jewish knowledge is a priority. Come be a part of that message. Your participation and attendance in adult Jewish programs and events are sincerely encouraged. Together we will engage in learning and fulfill our commitment to the advancement of our Jewish-selves. You never know what you might learn! TABLE OF CONTENTS Overview of Adult Education, Programming & Events .lasses by Subject: - Learning From our Texts and Liturgy - Schmooze with the Rabbi - Basic Judaism and Hebrew Language Study - Second Monday Series - Jewish Music & Movies - Jewish Book Reviews - Scholar-in-Residence - Special Programs - Family Learning Opportunities - Auxiliaries & Adult Social Group Full Class Listing by Start Date 6 6 8 9 10 12 14 15 16 18 22 ? ? 2 * Rabbi Sanford Akselrad * Rabbi Ruth Adar * Cantorial Soloist Philip Goldstein * Roberta Sabbath, Adult Education Co-Chair * Alvin Esbin, Adult Education Co-Chair * Nancy Weinberger, Executive Director Dates and times are subject to change. Watch your Temple bulletin, emails and announcements for more information as the dates get closer. Or contact the Temple office at 733-6292. 3 Overview of Adult Education, Programming & Events New Innovative On-Going Adult Education Opportunities As you look through this booklet, please take note of the variety of programs being made available to you this year. These learning a, social opportunities allow you to interact with a variety of congregant , staff and clergy on an on-going basis throughout the year. Tanakh, Morning ShabbatandTorah Study Keeping with Jewish tradition to study, CNT begins Saturday mornings with Tanakh study, followed by morning Shabbat services and then Torah study where the weekly assigned Torah portion, Parashat HaShavuah, is read and discussed as a group. No Hebrew or prior text study experience is required for any of these classes. Hebrew Classes Each summer, CNT has an "Introduction to Hebrew Reading" course. For those who wish to continue, we offer a "Beginning Hebrew: Level One" class this fall, as well as "Beginning Hebrew: Level Two" and new this year, "Introduction to Conversational Hebrew': Adult B'nai Mitzvah and Conversion Class If you've never had a Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony, this two-year program is your chance to affirm your commitment to Judaism publicly. We also offer a "Taste of Judaism" class for those who want to know a little more about the Jewish faith or are thinking. conversion. For those looking at conversion, please contact Rao Aksel rad for an appointment to discuss the process. "Second Mondays" Series The series will run from October through May but this year it's a little different. The series will focus on Jewish Civilizations - the Development of Judaism. Each class will begin with an audio portion, with a discussion afterwards. Shabbat Afternoon Study Join Rabbi Adar as she teaches a new and exciting way to study Torah. There are many approaches to Torah study but this will truly be the most exciting way. 4 Zionism @ 60 - Travel to Israel Thesummerof2009 brings Rabbi's trip to Israel! This will be the perfect opportunity to learn more about Israeli politics, Israel's current events nd it's heritage. For those going on the trip, it will truly enhance your 1sit. And for those who are not, it will surely give you a better understanding of the state of Israel. YAC (Young Adults Community) and 55+ Seniors' Group Our Young Adult Community (YAC) group is geared toward couples and singles, ages 21-44. Programs include Chardonnay Shabbat, Poker Night and other events that gather Jews from all across the valley so they can "hang out" and meet people. This year there's a new group at CNT - our 55+ Seniors' Group. Activities are underway to meet monthly, programs and fun group activities are being planned for all ages 55 and over. Fa mily Education & Holiday Programming Family education is a way to encourage our children to learn about their Judaism in an exciting way. Family Ed Days provide the Religious School children and their parents the opportunity to learn together. Additionally, we will be offering holiday programs for both parents and families with young children, helping to make celebrating these holidays more meaningful. Special Guests .e are so pleased to welcome this year's Scholar-in-Residence, Lawrence Kushner (not to be confused with Harold Kushner). Thanks to a gift from the Oscar Alterwitz Scholar-in-Residence Fund, the weekend of February 20/21 will prove to be the most interesting one yet. You will learn about Jewish mysticism, bible and mid rash from an expert. Unless otherwise noted) all classes are held at Congregation Ner Tamid. Please call the Temple office to confirm dates) times and locations. 5 6 Saturday Morning Adult Education, Shabbat and Torah Study Tanakh Study 9:00 - 10:00 am Facilitated by Alvin Esbin; join us every Saturday morning to stu. works from the Tanakh. Drop-in's are always welcome. Morning Shabbat 10:00- 11:15 am Saturday morning Shabbat services are held in the Beit Tefillah and are open to everyone who wishes to worship with us. Please stop in any week and celebrate Shabbat morning. Torah Study 11:15 - Noon Facilitated by David Stahl & Alvin Esbin; study Parshat HaShavuah, the Torah portion assigned for the week. Using English translations, this group discusses the meaning of the portion and it's relevance, through the use of multiple commentaries and personal reflection. No knowledge of Hebrew or prior text study experience is necessary for either study group or Shabbat service, just a desire to learn more about our sacred texts. Schmooze with the Rabbi Sundays at 9:30 am Nov 16 w/Rabbi Adar / Jan 25 & Feb 22 w/Rabbi Aksel rad Here's an opportunity to sit down and talk with the Rabbi in a casual setting. Ask the questions ou always wanted to ask in Hebrew school but were afraid to. This progra is FREE and open to all. Hot Topics w/Rabbi Aksel rad Thursdays at en:--:-:--:-_ Nov 6/ Dec 4/ Feb 5/ Mars-/ Ap 2/ May 7 Join Rabbi each month for the "topic?d1Jjour': from politics in the Middle East to theology, to rrent events and how they effect us as Jews. Bring a brown-bag lunch and join in the discussion. FREE and open to all. Study & Learn with Rabbi Ruth Adar Love the Stranger Thursdays, 7:00 pm Oct 16/ Dec 4/ Jan 8, 15/ Feb 5,26/ Mar 12,l.6/ Apr 23 The Torah is very specific: We are commanded in Deut. 10:19 to "love the stranger, because you were-strangers in the land of Egypt': Join Rabbi Adar each month f~n examination of Jewish texts regarding strangers, and for an exploration of various kinds of strangers. This class is FREE and open to all. Please RSVP to the Temple office. Lunch n' Learn w/Rabbi Adar - More Than "Half-Torah" Fridays at Noon Oct 17 /Nov 14/Dec 5/Jan 9, 16/Feb 6,27 /Mar 13,27 / Apr 24 Enliven the weekly readings by learning the weekly Haftorah reading with Rabbi Adar. l gether, you will look at the texts in English, learn stories and mid rash connected to the texts and explore the fascinating worlds of the prophetic books. Brings a brown-bag lunch and get an introduction to these great voices. This class is FREE and open to all. Please RSVP to the Temple office. Adult B'nai Mitzvah Program Mondays at 6:30 pm Facilitated by Ayelet Blit, Lauren Eisenberg, Cantorial Soloist Philip Goldstein; beginning each fall, students in this two-year program will prepare for their b'nai mitzvah through basic Hebrew language instruction, as well as stimulating discussions on prayer, the Tanakh and reflection on personal Jewish journeys. At the conclusion of their second year, they will reap the rewards of their efforts and hard work at a beautiful ceremony. Cost for the two-year program is $800, plus the cost of the books. Students also share equally in the cost of any Kiddush Luncheon and/or Oneg fees associated with the b'nai mitzvah ceremony. Contact Karen Levine to sign up for the next session. 7 8 Taste of Judaism --- Thursdays at 7:00 pm - April 23, 30/May 7 Each spring, Rabbi Aksel rad leads a series of classes to people who are interested in learni g more about Judaism. These classes are a required prere ui-site for anyone considering entering the formal conversion process beginning each fall. Also open to those who are?al eady Jewish but in need of a "refresher': This series is FREE and open to all. RSVP appreciated. Conversion Program Facilitated by Rabbi Aksel rad and Ayelet Blit; each fall CNT offers educational classes to those considering conversion to Judaism. Admittance to this program requires permission from Rabbi Akselrad, so you must schedule an appointment if you are interested. Please contact Karen Levine at 733-6292 ext 208 to make an appointment. Cost for this program is $400; $200 for CNT Member's spouse, plus cost of any books and/or fees associated with the conversion ceremony. Beginning Hebrew Wednesdays - Level One at 6:30 pm/ Level Two at 7:30 pm Nov 5,12,19/ Dec 3,10,17 Facilitated by Pam Poster; Level One will teach the basics of Hebrew so that you can begin to recognize the Hebrew l.etters and even sound out words! It's a great refresher course to ;for those who may be ju? ? a little rusty. Level Two takes your et5rew skills to the next level! TH is for adults who have alrfady learned the basics, and are ready to start reading basic prayers. Each Level class is $36, plus book fee. Students will be using"Crash Course in Hebrew': so summer students can use their same books. RSVP to Temple office appreciated~ / "Next Step" into Hebrew ~ - Wednesdays - Level 2 at 6:30 pm/ Leve at 7:30 pm Feb 4,11,18/ Mar 11,18,25 Expand your Hebrew skills even further with Level 2 & 3 Hebrew! / Knowledge of all your Hebrew letters and sounds or completion of Level 1, or equivalent knowledge, required for this class. Each Level class is $36, plus book fee. RSVP to Temple office appreciated. - Introduction to Conversational Hebrew/Zionism @ 60 Wednesdays, 6:30 pm / Nov 5 - May 27 (Four 6-Week Sessions) !_. acilitated by Lauren Eisenberg; this class will introduce students to he basic Hebrew language. An ability to read the Aleph-Bet is an advantage, but not required. Emphasis will be placed the skills of listening and speaking in order to practice everyday Hebrew speech. Guided class discussions and directed conversations wrll incorporate common 1"d "1 oms, voca b ulary and grammar. )Js/.in g the topics i~troduced eac_h week, you will gradual~ develop your own d ialogues. Topics to be covered will inG-lude greetings, useful expressions, family, calendar, numbers & e61ors, parts of the body and much more! 7 ... As a special guest speaker, Dr. ')nny Eisenberg will Join us on occasion and examine Israeli politics m order to better understand Israel's current events. Topics will include contemporary historical events, Israeli Arabs and the Pa estinians, gender issues and the changing role of women, the i pact of immigration, and the role of religion. The use oftheterm"Zionism"symbolizes both a place and an idea. Since its inception as a Jewish State, Israel has undergone an amazing number of transformations, constantly redefining itself yet simultaneously remaining true to it's heritage. Cost for the class is $36 per session/per erson; plus cost of books. RSVP to Temple office. Second Mondays October 13 - May 11 ..., 7:00 - 9:00 pm Facilitated by Alvin Esbin & Fred Peters; this year's seri , entitled "Jewish Civilizations - the Development of Juda? m", will be a little different from past years. The first hour f.-tl'ie class will be an audio portion, based on the subject. T e econd hour will follow-up with a group discussion on the audio and question/answer. This program is FREE and open to all. / Dates and times are subject to change. Watch your Temple bulletin, emails and announcements for more information as the dates get closer. 9 Sunday Afternoon at the Movies Sundays at 2:00 pm Nov 16-A Price Above Rubies/Feb 8- The Aryan Couple/ Apr 19- When do We Eat? ? Join us for a relaxing afternoon at the movies, including popcorn and lemonade, followed by a group discussion of the movie seen. The movies are FREE and open to all adults. Our first film on November 16 is "A Price Above Rubies", is about a woman, Sonia, who is married to a devout Jew and the problems that trouble their marriage because she wants something more out of her life. She is a member of a closed Chasidic community, she doesn't feel comfortable about their religious rJ,Jles and restrictions, and is constantly breaking them which is upsetting to her relatives. Rated R. I Next, on February 8 we are showing "The Aryan Couple", where you'll meet a WWII German/Jewish industrialist L6~ pl , 1 who, in order to ensure his famil(s sa~e passage our ?f , Germany, is forced to hand over his business to the Nazis. A truly touching drama. Rated PG-13. On April 19, our final movie, "When Do We Eat?'~ is a dark comedy about the Stuckman family, who really put the "fun" in dysfunctional. Convening for the "world's fastest Passover Seder" is Ira and Peggy and their children: Zeke, a misunderstood druggie, Ethan, a failed entrepreneur turn chasidic, Lionel, an autistic '~\ ~~! teen and Nikki, a sex therapist - plus their cousin ? '",. ?? .. Vanessa and their estranged, lesbian half-sister, ? Jennifer. Sound like a modern Ten Plagues? Throw in a one-eyed Israeli tent salesman, a meal "kosher enough for Moses" and one tablet of Ecstasy, and the stage is set for an evening of Biblical proportions. Rated R. 10 Beginning Torah Trope Class Tuesdays at 7:30 pm Oct 28/ Nov 4, 18/ Dec 2,9, 16 acilitated by Cantorial Soloist Philip Goldstein; ever wanted to learn how to chant from the Torah? Or are your skills a little rusty since you became a Bar/Bat Mitzvah? Using the URJ's trope curriculum,"The Art ofTorah Cantillation': this class will provide you the necessary skills to THE ART OF TORAH CANTILLATION A Step-by-Step Guide to Chanting Torah ~,.,olll'.-""""""""ffl~~ Utilonol...,,,..,_.Ktl,r,w C:~ take your Jewish knowledge to the next level! Classes are FREE to CNT members; $36 for non-members. There is a book fee of $24.00 for the required textbook, "The Art of Torah Cantillation: A Step-by- Step Guide to Chanting Torah". Book includes a practice CD also. RSVP a must to the Temple office. Adventures in Jewish Music Tuesdays at 7:00 pm Jan 27/ Feb 3, 10 Faci litated by Cantorial Soloist Philip Goldstein; join Philip in examin ing Jewish music through the ages, listening to a variety of pieces, learning the history of Jewish music and what the future will bring musically. Come with an open mind to this three-part series and we promise you will hear something you like! This class is FREE and open to all. Please try to RSVP so we can be prepared for you . Special Musical Shabbat Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. January 16, 2009 at 7:30 pm Philip is putting together a new and different Shabbat experience in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It will truly be a unique experience that you won't want to miss! Watch your Temple bulletin, emails and announcements for more information. 11 Book Review: A Journey to the End of the Millennium: A Novel of the Middle Ages By A.B. Yehoshua Thursday, April 30 at 7:00 pm Facilitated by Roberta Sabbath; one would think from all the brouhaha about the imminent arrival of Y2K that the world had never experienced a change of millennium. In fact, we've been through it all before, as A.B. Yehoshua reminds us in his novel, A Journey to A JOURNEY TO THE END OF THE. MILLENNIUM A NOV Lor IH( MIDDLE ht;E, ?--- the End of the Millennium. Yehoshua's tale is more than just a travelog through the Europe ofthe 10th century; it is also a meditation on religion, law, and the differences between the European Sephardic tradition and that of the Middle Eastern Ashkenazic Jews-differences that echo the current social and ideological conflicts within Israel today. This program is FREE and open to all. This book can be found at, Barnes and Noble, Borders, etc. A study guide can also be found on-line from the URJ at Articles/index.cfm ?id=l 446. 12 TRANSIT(ION) II: Dancing on the Edge of a Dream February 1 at 1 pm Once again, Ballet Mink Colbert will present TRANSIT{ION) II, the continuing story of the Jewish immigrants in New York's lower east side and the art they contributed to American culture in the first decades of the 20th century. The early years in the life o "Sweatshop Cinderella;' author Anzia Yezierska, are traced "from Hester Street to Hollywood," with choreography to the music of Gershwin, Copland and more. Choreography by Margot Mink Colbert with dancers from New York and Las Vegas. Tickets are $5 in advance; $1 O at the door and can be purchased through the Temple office. For more information on Mink Colbert, go to; email her at; call her at 702.269.3029. l Women's Spirituality Group Fridays at 6:30 pm Nov 14/ Dec 5/ Feb 6/ Mar 27 acilitated by Laura Grau & Rabbi Ruth Adar; this rogram focuses on exploring women's spirituality and Jewish values through a variety of techniques, hel ping each participant discover new things about themselves and their possibilities. Open your mind to new Jewish experiences with this dynamic group and then stay for a wonderful Shabbat service! This program is FREE and open to all women. Sponsored by Sisterhood. Sisterhood Annual Book Review & Luncheon Stones from the River By Ursula Hegi Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 11 :30 am Facilitated by Rabbi Akselrad; each year Rabbi Aksel rad selects a book to review at Sisterhood's Annual book Review/Luncheon. This year he has chosen Stones from the River, a daring, dramatic and complex novel of life in Germany. It is set in Burgdorf, a small fictional German town, between 1915 and 1951. The protagonist _____ __. is Trudi Montag, a Zwerg - the German word r dwarf woman and as a dwarf she is set apart, the outsider whose physical "otherness" has a corollary in her refusal to be a part of Burgdorf's silent complicity during and after World War II. Trudi establishes her status and power, not through beauty, marriage, or motherhood, but rather as the town's librarian and relentless collector of stories. Through Trudi's unblinking eyes, we witness the growing impact of Nazism on the ordinary townspeople of Burgdorf as they are thrust on to a larger moral stage and forced to make choices that will forever mark their lives. Stones from the River is a story of secrets, parceled out masterfully by Trudi - and by Ursula Hegi - as they reveal the truth about living through unspeakable times. There is a charge for this program, which will be announced later. Watch your bulletin and Temple Happenings for details. 13 Scholar-in-Residence Weekend Featuring Lawrence Kushner February 20 & 21 Lawrence Kushner is the Emanu-EI Scholar-in- Residence at the Congregation Emanu-EI of San Francisco, where he devotes his full energies to teaching and writing. He also serves as Visiting Professor of Jewish Spirituality at the Graduate Theological University in Berkeley. Prior to this, he was Rabbi-in-Residence at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City where he taught spiritual ity and mysticism and mentored rabbinic students. He presently continues as an adjunct member of the faculty. Before that, he served for 28 years as the rabbi of Congregation Beth El in Sudbury, Massachusetts. Kushner is widely regarded as one of the most creative relig ious writers in America and is highly sought after as a lecturer and teacher. Through his lectures, articles and 15 books (translated into six languages), he has helped shape the present agenda for personal and institutional spiritual renewal. He originated the concept of synagogue havurot, family fellowship groups, led his former congregants to publish their own prayerbook, V'tahaer Libenu (Purify Our Hears), which was the first gender-neutral liturgy ever written, and has conducted over 75 kallah week-ends for personal religious growth. He was the first Rabbinic Chairman of Reform Judaism's Commission on Religious Living and has been. commentator on N.P.R:s All Things Considered. ' A native of Detroit, Michigan, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Cincinnati and was ordained rabbi from the Hebrew Union College in 1969. He and his wife, Karen, have three adult children. He likes graphic design, hanging around sailboats and is trying to learn how to play the clarinet. Please plan on attending a very special Shabbat service and also his program on Saturday the 21st. Watch for more details in the coming months. Scholar-in-Residence program made possible by the Oscar Alterwitz Fund. 14 Biblical Archaeology and the Historicity of the Bible Monday, January 26 at 7:00 pm , \ Stewart Blumenfeld, one of our past presidents, - as been studying biblical archaeology for more an 35 years. Last summer, he spent two weeks working on a dig south of Jerusalem helping to uncover the strategic citadel and palace of King Hezekiah at the time Judah was attacked by the Assyrians (see Kings II, 18). Using some of the many pictures he took, Stewart will talk about his experience as a volunteer on the dig and will show us both the process of field archaeology in Israel and some of this season's important finds. This class is FREE and open to all. Congregational Trip To Israel June 14 - 28, 2009 Join Rabbi in Israel this summer! Visit such places as Tel Aviv, Haifa, Mount Carmel, the Bahai World Center, the Jordan Calley, erusalem, the Ayalon Institute, Shabbat at the Western Wall, Yad Vashem, Dead Sea mineral bath spa, and more! INFORMATIONAL MEETING SOON! Watch your Temple Bulletin, Shabbat Email, and Announcements for details as they become available. Travel by Ayelet Tours, Ltd. 15 Tot Shabbat First Fridays at 6:30 pm Nov 7 - Noah Shabbat / Dec 5 - Chanukah / NONE IN JANUARY/ Feb 6 - Tu B'shevat /Mar 6- Purim/Apr 3 - Pesach/May 1 - Teacher Appreciation Facilitated by Rabbi Aksel rad, Preschool Director Lonnie Kritzler, Ell Cropp; on the first Friday of the month we offer a fun and educational Shabbat program geared towards children ages 2-6 years old along with their parents, grandparents or caregivers. Through stories, music and art, your children will learn about Jewish holidays and rituals, helping them develop a positive Jewish identity at an early age. Each Tot Shabbat begins with a brief service and story in the Beit T'fillah, followed by a snack and a craft in the preschool classrooms. This program is FREE and open to all. Sponsored by CNT Sisterhood. PJ Havdallah Saturday, January 10 - 6:00 to 7:00 pm Facilitated by Preschool Director Lonnie Kritzler; for ages 3 yrs. old - Grade 2. You're all invited to come as a family and celebrate Havdallah IN YOUR PJS! Come and learn about the havdallah ceremony, followed by a craft where you will make your own spice box and then we all get to enjoy hot cocoa & cookies. Cost for this event if one (1) New stuffed animal per family, to be donated to a shelter. This program is open to all. RSVP by December 30, 2008. All Youth Groups Havdallah, Pizza and Game Night ? Saturday, January 10 - 6:00 to 8:00 pm FOR ITTY BITTY NTTY, TNT, NTTY Facilitated by Beth Falk, Religious School Principal, and all the youth group advisors; join us for our first ever ALL Youth Group Havdallah. The kids will begin with a service that was prepared by our R/S songleaders, Shawn Bailey & Mackenzie Coon, under the guidance of Beth Falk. What an awesome experience to participate in a havdallah service, written BY the kids, FOR the kids. Following the service, we'll be serving up pizza and a game night, so bring your favorite board game to share! Cost for this event is $5 per child; open to youth group members only so sign up now! Registration forms for all our youth groups are available on the Temple web site. 16 URJ "10 Minutes of Torah" The URJ (Union for Reform Judaism) offers a wonderful FREE learning program for anyone with computer. It's called "10 Minutes ofTorah" and here's ow it works. Once you've signed up on the URJ web site,, the Union will send you a one-page email each day on a topic of Jewish interest. All you need to do is find 10 minutes a day to "do Torah': In just 10 minutes a day, you will get started on a lifelong journey. Spend just 1 O minutes a day for a year and you will have completed 100 hours of Torah study! Anyone can do it - congregational officers, board members, committee chairs, adults of all ages. Each day has a different theme: Torah, Mishnah Day, Israel Connections, Delving into Liturgy, and Jewish World and Social Action. You can select all five days or any combination you'd like. Then, each weekday morning (Monday- Friday) an email will be delivered to your inbox for you to study at your convenience. It's that easy. So get out there and get your"l O minutes"! Themed Shabbat Dinners oin us monthly for catered, themed Shabbat dinners and then stay for services. What a great way to meet your fellow congregants and friends. December 19 - Chanukah Dinner January 30 - Chinese Dinner February 20 - Jewish Geography March 13 - Breakfast for Dinner April 8 - Traditional Family Seder May 15 - Teacher Appreciation Dates, times and themes are subject to change so check your Temple bulletin, emails and announcements for details. 17 YAC (Young Adult .Community) Many people 22 to 45 feel left out of synagogue life and disconnected from Judaism. Congregation Ner Ta mid is trying to change that by offering the opportunity to taste some of the experiences t h . Judaism has to offer, in a mutually supportive and non-threateni environment. Kindle Jewish friendships, share in the rich customs and traditions of Judaism, and meet other Jewish young adults at a social get together such as Game Nights, Wine Tasting and much more .. Get involved. Come be part of this new tradition at CNT! For more information on YAC please contact Rebecca Phillips at (702) 733-6292 ext 205 or e-mail Men's Club Year of Events Men's Club dues are only $45 and help with so many Temple projects - Annual Temple BBQ, Torah repair, sukkah construction, and numerous sponsorships such as Camp Scholarships to help send our children to summer camp. Sign up on our website or contact the Temple office. Here are some of the events we have planned for the upcoming year: October 12 - Sukkah Building October 22 - Sukkah Tear-Down October 26-Mitzvah Day November 16 - Breakfast Meeting December 21 - "Surprise" Off-Site Event January 18 - Bowling at Sunset Station February 21 -Annual Art Auction March 15 - Breakfast Meeting March 2009- Men's Health FairTBA April 14 - Men's Seder April 19- Annual Golf Tournament May 17 - Paid-up Members Luncheon ? Dates and times are subject to change. See our website for updated information - 18 Sisterhood Upcoming Events Sisterhood is a great way for women to get involved within the Temple and meet new people. Membership dues start at $36 for CNT mple members and allow Sisterhood to assist the Temple is so many ays - Tot Shabbat, Women's Spirituality Group, new Chuppah for Temple, Camp Scholarships to assist in sending our children to Jewish summer camps. Membership information is available on the Temple website,, on Sisterhood's page. Here is just a few things happening this year that you can get involved with: October 12 - Sisterhood Appreciation Luncheon October 22 - Ladies Night Out at Brio November 13 - The Other Lesser Holidays December 7 -Annual Chanukah Bazaar February 8- Sisterhood of the Traveling Mah Jongg Tournament March 19-Annual Book Review Luncheon w/ Rabbi April 13 - Annual Women's Seder April 24 - Sisterhood Shabbat May 16 - Wine Tasting Event In the Works .... Special Guest Speakers And much more!!! ates and times are subject to change. Watch your Temple bulletin, emails and announcements for more information as the dates get closer. Sisterhood Men's Club Working together for tikun olam ..... 19 Support Groups Offered at CNT JACS Thursdays, 6:00 pm , Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent persons & Significan I others offers help to Jewish alcoholics and chemically dependent persons and their families with a 12-step confidential program. Provides support and understanding to Jews in recovery. Made possible by a grant from the UJC/LVJF. Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Thursdays, 5:30 pm This group is for chemically dependent men and women to share their stories of struggle and hope to help each other through recovery. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Mondays, Noon Thursdays, 9:30 am Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences, strengths and hopes with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. ? Gamblers Anonymous (GA) Tuesdays, 12:30 pm Open to anyone who wishes to share their experience, strength and hope with each other, to help others solve their common problem and recover from the addiction of gambling. All these programs are FREE and open to everyone in the community. For more information on these programs, contact Roberta Unger at the Temple office, 733-6292, ext 202 or email her at All inquiries are strictly confidential. 20 ADULT EDUCATION COURSE REGISTRATION FORM ame: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - City: _____ _ State: __ Zip: ____ _ Phone: Cell: - - - - - - - - Email Address: ____________ _ Classes you are registering for: Pa ge Start Date Course Title Tota l Fees:$ __ _ Check Enclosed ____ _ redit Card: VISA_ MC __ AMX __ DISC __ Card No.: _ _ _ _____________ _ Name on Card: - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - Billi ng Zip Code: ____ _ Exp.: ____ _ Authorized Signature: ___________ _ RETURN THIS COMPLETED FORM TO: Congregation Ner Tamid 55 N. Valle Verde Dr. Henderson, NV 8907 4 21 FULL CLASS LISTING BY START DATE: October 2008: 13th - Second Mondays 16th - Love the Stranger 17th - Lunch n' Learn w/Rabbi Adar 28th - Beginning Torah Trope Class November 2008: 5th - Beginning Hebrew 5th - Intro. Conversational Hebrew/Zionism @ 60 6th - Hot Topics w/Rabbi 7th - Tot Shabbat - Noah Shabbat 14th - Lunch n' Learn w/Rabbi Adar 14th - Womens Spirituality Group 16th - Schmooze w/Rabbi 16th - Sunday Afternoon at the Movies December 2008: 4th - Hot Topics w/Rabbi 4th- Love the Stranger 5th - Lunch n' Learn w/Rabbi Adar 5th - Women's Spirituality Group 5th - Tot Shabbat - Chanukah January 2009: 8th- Love the Stranger 9th - Lunch n' Learn w/Rabbi Adar 10th - PJ Havdallah 10th- Youth Groups Havdal/ah, Pizza & Games 15th- Love the Stranger 16th - Lunch n' Learn w/Rabbi Adar 16th - Music Shabbat Honoring MLK, Jr. 25th - Schmooze w/Rabbi 26th - Biblical Archaeology & Historicity of the Bible 27th -Adventures in Jewish Music 22 Page 9 7 7 11 8 9 6 16 7 13 6 10 6 7 7 13 16 7 7 16 16 7 7 11 6 15 11 r ? February 2009: 1st - Transition II Ballet 3rd -Adventures in Jewish Music ? 4th - "Next Step" into Hebrew "th - Hot Topics w/Rabbi 5th- Love the Stranger 6th - Lunch n' Learn w/Rabbi Adar 6th - Womens Spirituali