Adult and Teen Education

Adult Education

The Great Ethical Legacies of Judaism in Action

In this workshop, participants will first take the VIA ME (Values in Action) strength inventory. The VIA ME will provide you with a personal map of your strengths such as “courage”, “love of learning” and “self-regulation.”

Once a “personal strengths benchmark” has been established, we will delve into a close reading of the great ethical legacies in Judaism.

We will explore the ethical writings of thinkers and leaders such as Moses, Maimonides, Theodor Herzl, Edmond James de Rothschild and Sholem Aleichem. We will study mystics, Chasidic masters, Holocaust victims and survivors, and contemporary American Jews to find out what they left behind as ethical legacies.

As we discover their legacies, we will connect them to our personal strengths generating a dialogue and developing our own ethical legacies.

Classes are:

Lunch & Learn – Tuesdays in NYC 12pm -1:30pm
Thursday Evenings – in Larchmont at CSY 7:30-8:45pm

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Teen Learning

Meet most months with your peers for Sunday brunch and learning with our teachers as well as occasional social events. Teens chose the Jewish topics they want to study. The Shema and V’ahavta prayers tell us to teach the words of Torah to our children – a daily reminder that teaching our  children is paramount to the vitality of Judaism. At Sulam Yaakov, our children learn about our people, our traditions and our values. We help them to explore and identify their own personal strengths so that they may go into the world as kinder, stronger human beings.