Adult Education


Under the leadership of Education Committee chair Rita Ash, a number of congregational learning opportunities are being planned, including but not limited to the following:


Thursday Lunch and Learn

Finding Women’s Voices PART TWO: Rachel and Beyond…

Bring your lunch as we discover lesser known stories about Biblical and Rabbinic women. All texts will be available in English.  Facilitated by: Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin

This class is open to everyone-not just women 

TorahNew for this year: Weekly Parsha Class 

Most Friday mornings in the library at 10:oo AM.

Facilitated by Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin


Global Day of Learning November 17, 2013– a multi-synagogue initiative, to provide an adult and family learning experience. There is a curriculum in place that will be shared with all synagogues that have signed up as sites and ICCJ is among them.



Hebrew Language Immersion - As in years past ICCJ plans to offer conversational Hebrew courses in the fall and spring. Stay tuned for details…


ICCJ Library – As in years past, the ICCJ Harry and Bella M. Richter Memorial Library will be offering the ICCJ Book Café throughout the year. This year’s program is being planned and will integrate with other education program themes. The annual ICCJ Book Fair, which will take place on November 24, during Jewish Book Month and prior to Chanukah.

If you have books to donate, please do not bring them to the synagogue. Please call the office and they will contact me and a time will be set for reviewing the donation.



October  20,2013           The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg                          

December 15,2013         One Last Thing Before I Go by Jonathan Tropper

February 2, 2014           The World Without You by Joshua Henkin

March 23,2014             The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry; a novel by Rachel Joyce

May 18, 2014               The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

Contact our librarian Arlene Ratzabi for more information. 

Family and Youth – Once again ICCJ will offer the popular Mini Menschen Shabbat program, Junior Congregation, and other programs for our youngest members and their families. The popular Gesher program of Ohr Chadash for post Bar/Bat Mitzvah youth, will continue under the leadership of the rabbis of the school synagogue partners.

We welcome your feedback and hope you will become an active participant in ICCJ Congregation Education activities.



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