Adult Programs

Adult programming at Kamatz [קמצ] focuses on contemporary Judaism and Israeli culture. Each year the community offers an exciting array of classes and activities.



 

Gateway to Contemporary Judaism

 


 

Beit Midrash: 'Talmudic' reading in the works of SY Agnon

A perusal of SY Agnon's short stories and origins. we will study his writings and explore the origins of his inspiration. What do we think the author wanted to say and what can we learn about the relevance of his stories to our lives.

When: 17 biweekly meetings led by Rabbi Shlomo Fox. Friday mornings from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

First meeting 16.10.15

Cost: *490/700 for the series
* price for KMZ members/non-members

 


 

Bringing Alive our Biblical Heritage – Group Study in English

At each meeting a member makes a presentation, followed by a discussion. This year's topic will be announced and there will be meetings where Rabbi Shlomo Fox will participate..

When: Every other Wednesday from 7:30 – 9:30 PM, First meeting 11.11.15

Cost: *30 NIS/35 NIS per meeting

* price for KMZ members/non-members

 



Bible Study – the Books of Joshua and Judges

Does the description in Joshua of the conquest of the Holyland match the archaeological findings?
What is the purpose of the stories?  Who were the major players?  These and other questions will be dealt with through textual analysis according to the literal text , the midrash, Talmud and medieval commentaries.

When: 18 biweekly meetings led by Rabbi Shlomo Fox. Mondays from 8:00-9:30 PM

First meeting 12.10.15

 

Cost: *440/620 for the series
* price for KMZ members/non-members

 

 


The Story and the Midrash: - From the Bible to Hasidut and from Hasidut to the Bible

A turning point for generations or "tradition and crisis"?   What caused the development of Hasidut?  What is the role of the righteous person? Did the Baal Shem Tov create something new or represent a continuation? The growth of Hasidism and the counter movement - the misgnadim led by the Vilna Gaon. Who were the teachers of the righteous and more.  Led by Rabbi Shlomo Fox, the Rav of the Kehilla.

When: 17 biweekly meetings led by Rabbi Shlomo Fox. Friday mornings from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

First meeting 23.10.15

Cost: *490/700 for the series
* price for KMZ members/non-members


 


 

Israeli Culture

 


 

The Documentary Club

This course will try and understand the beginning of documentary films in Israel, and what is the uniqueness of documentary films as opposed to fiction. We will watch milestones and masterpieces of these documentary films, and ask ourselves whether documentaries can stimulate action, activism and change?  What are the unique challenges of this work? Films included in this course: Mekudeshet/Anat Tsuria, Hatzalamnia/ Tamar Tal, In Jerusalem/David Perlov and more...

The lecturer will be Tamar Kaye, a graduate of the Sam Spiegel School. Her final documentary film, Beit Hailmati, won the class prize. Tamar has worked as an editor and researcher for documentary film makers such as Anat Turia and Amos Kollek, and in addition is a lecturer at the Kiryat Ono Academic College.


When: Mondays, at 7:45 PM – 4 meetings a year - Please check for updates


Cost: *30/35 per meeting

* price for KMZ members/non-members

 


 

Annual lecture on Education and the Family in memory of Rachel Shemi Monak

In memory of Rachel Shemi Monk, the first kindergarten teacher of the Kamatz [קמצ] kindergarten who was killed in a terror attack.


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Free entrance.





Annual lecture in memory of Rabbi Berry Tabachnikoff

Date and program to be announced, please check for updates.

 

 


פעילות הקהילה מתקיימת בתמיכת הסוכנות היהודית לא"י, המגבית היהודית מטרו-וסט, התנועה ליהדות מתקדמת בישראל, WRJ , האיגוד העולמי ליהדות מתקדמת ותורמים פרטיים.