CSI offers a full menu of programming to keep our adult members stimulated.
In addition to Adult Bar and Bat Mitzvah classes, Lunch & Learn classes and evening classes are offered that cover a variety of topics. We offer "Dinner & a Movie" followed by a discussion, book reviews, cooking classes and trips to cultural exhibits and events around the state.
Congregation Shar'arey Israel prides itself on bringing a wide range of scholars-in-residence to Macon. In recent years we have hosted some of the foremost spiritual and rabbinic leaders, musical, photographic talents. Notable examples include Rabbi Daniel Gordis, Rabbi Danny Seigel, columnist Jeff Jacoby, Judaic scholar Marcia Falk, and author Dr. Ron Wolfson.
Adult Education Classes
Hillel Kaplan will conduct four study sessions beginning in January. The topics for these sessions are:
What Does the Hebrew Bible/Tanach Say About _________?
- Homosexuality - Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 10:15 a.m.
- Abortion - Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 10:15 a.m.
- Pallywood and Media Bias (video) - Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 10:15 a.m.
- Status of Women - TBA
- Capital Punishment - TBA
These topics are discussed in the Richard Elliot Friedman's book The Bible
Now: A Study of Timely Topics.
Trip to the Alliance Theater in Atlanta
CSI Adult Education is sponsoring a trip to the Alliance Theater in Atlanta to see "The Whipping Man"
by Matthew Lopez on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 2:30 PM. We will charter a bus again and have lunch at the Restaurant
1290, located on the grounds of the Woodruff Arts Center. The exact prices are not set yet, but last year should be a
good estimate (approximately $35 for the show, $28.00 for the bus). The more people attend, the less cost per person for
Below is a synopsis of the play...
"April 13, 1865, Richmond, Virginia: the story begins. Wounded Jewish Confederate soldier Caleb DeLeon stumbles
home. There to greet him are his family's former slaves Simon and John. And a cobbled together Passover Seder.
Caught in a moment as everything changes while the past's hold remains primal, Caleb and the men celebrate Passover
together where secrets are revealed and the plot twists and turns."
Please let Deborah Adler know if you are interested in attending this play.
Dr. James Bowley, Professor of Religious Studies at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi delivered a varied line-up of timely, important topics during his weekend in Macon in March, 2009. His lecture series included:
Judeo-Christian and Other Political Inventions
Dressing the Bible through Jewish Eyes
SEFARIM (Hebrew for BOOKS)
The Literary Discussion Group
of CSI will be meeting on Wednesday, January 16th at 1:30 pm in the Library.
Topic: Deborah Lipstadt's, Denying The Holocaust
We hope you will join us! For additional information, call (478) 745-4571.