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Beth Chai

6301 River Road

Bethesda, MD 20817

Sunday School and Adult Education usually meet at Burning Tree Elementary School, 7900 Beech Tree Rd, Bethesda

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Get Smart at Beth Chai

September 9, 2018

It's time to kickoff another season of big ideas and engaging conversation. Beth Chai's wildly popular adult education program is about to get underway again. Don't miss out. These seminars are held Sundays from 10-noon at Burning Tree Elementary in Bethesda. Here's what's coming up in the fall. 


September 9: Welcome and Reconnect

An opportunity to reconnect as a community. There will be introductions and ice breaker discussions. Reconnect with old friends and meet new ones. Learn more about our community. 


September 16: A Musical Morning: Songs We Love

A discussion about the songs we sing in Jewish culture and why we love them.  Participants will be enouraged to share with the class their favorite songs and the memories or meanings they may invoke. There will be some singing and a lot of sharing. 


September 23: Hidden in Plain Sight

The little known history of the Jews of Greece and their almost total annihilation by the Nazis during WWII will be the focus of a talk by Karen Batshaw, author of the book "Hidden in Pain Sight." She will discuss the attempts of the Greek Orthodox Church to save Greek Jews. 


Sept. 30:  Sukkot party     


October 7:  Interfaith Power & Light and Chesapeake Climate Action Network - "Climate in the Pulpits"  

A talk and discussion on climate issues.  Immediately following this session, you are invited to join Beth Chai's community Simchat Torah parade.     


October 14:  Rabbi Debbie Cohen - What does it mean to be a Jewish humanist?  

Talk and discussion   


October 21:   Mosaic Theater Company of DC

Serge Seiden, managing director and producer 

"Independent, intercultural, entertaining, and uncensored, Mosaic Theater Company is committed to making transformational, socially-relevant art, to producing plays by authors on the front lines of conflict zones, and to building a fusion community to address some of the most pressing issues of our times." Come learn about the inspired work of this company and its pursuit of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. 

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