Event Details

TRS Beit Midrash - Winter 2018

A Community of Adult Learners Deepening Connection and Meaning
Thursday evenings, January 18, 25, and February 1

Gather at 6:30 pm for soup and sandwiches (yummy), classes are from 7:00 -8:30 pm
Choose one exciting 3-session course! $36 for members and $54 for non-members (additional support provided by our Adult Ed Fund)


The Six-Day War: Narratives of Change (Israel at 70)
What has been the impact of the Six-Day War both historically and on the modern State of Israel? Hear four different TRS member perspectives:
• Gershon Feder will reflect on his experience as an Israeli Air Force Sergeant.
• Ori Nir will speak about the impact of the war from his 24-year experience as a journalist focusing on Mideast policy, and spokesman for Americans for Peace Now.
• Tammar Stein, author of the children’s book The Six-Day Hero, will reflect on her research and motivation for her book.
• Hadar Golan, TRS Shlicha, will speak about the impact of the war on later generations.


Talmud Unwrapped with Rabbi Amy Schwartzman
What makes the Talmud a timeless piece of wisdom and guidance? Explore the history, constructs and teachers of the Talmud as well as texts that speak to us. Each class will examine a technical aspect of Talmud and an engaging text.


Klezmer - American Music
Seth Kibel - performance artist, award winning composer, klezmer maven

Klezmer, which literally means “tool of song” in Hebrew, is the secular folk music of the Jews of Central and Eastern Europe. In the first decades of the 1900s, this music flourished not only in the Old World but also in the New, in the immigrant community of New York City. There, the sounds of the European “fiddler on the roof” mixed with the sounds of early jazz and Tin Pan Alley. The result was a quintessentially American sound. This course will trace the history and evolution of this music, from the Old World to the New, up until the present day and the modern klezmer revival. Live demonstrations, recordings, and video excerpts will all be integrated with the discussion.

Seth Kibel is one of the Mid-Atlantic’s premier woodwind specialists, wowing audiences on saxophone, clarinet, and flute. He is the featured performer with The Alexandria Kleztet, Bay Jazz Project, Music PilgrimTrio, The Natty Beaux, and more. Winner of 28 Washington Area Music Awards (Wammies), including "Best World Music Instrumentalist" (2003-11) and "Best Jazz Instrumentalist" (2005, 2007-8, 2011-14). The song “New Waltz” from his latest album “No Words” was the Grand Prize winner of 2016 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest (MASC), sponsored by the Songwriters' Association of Washington (SAW). www.sethkibel.com

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Classes subject to minimum enrollment.

Contact: Cantor Allen Leider, Director of Lifelong Learning, [email protected].

Cost: $36 for members and $54 for non-members

At TRS we believe cost should never be a barrier to learning. If cost creates any issue for you in pursuing our Beit Midrash, please contact Cantor Allen Leider, email to make an arrangement. Support provided by the Adult Education Fund.

Accessibility & Inclusion: Please email us if you need any accommodations to participate in this event.

Thanks to the TRS Adult Education Committee and the Jewish Study Center for providing program support.

  • When: Thursday, Jan. 18 - 11:30 pm
    to
    Friday, Jan. 19 1:30 am

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