Lifelong Jewish Learning

Temple Sinai’s Lifelong Jewish Learning sessions are varied, spanning the gamut from the religious to the secular, but always featuring a Jewish aspect. Our speakers are carefully chosen and include our Rabbis as well as other experts in the field.

The Wednesday Night Lectures are held from 6:30-8:00 p.m. They are free and open to the public. Refreshments are served. Come join us for an enjoyable and stimulating evening with our Sinai community. Temple Sinai is pleased to offer the Lifelong Jewish Learning lecture series as a gift to the community. No reservations are required and you may attend any or all sessions. Donations to help support this program are welcome.

Wednesday, February 7
U.S.-Israeli Relations Under Trump 
Dr. Jonathan Sciarcon

Dr. Jonathan Sciarcon, an Associate Professor of History and Judaic Studies at University of Denver, will compare President Trump's relationship with Israel with that of recent past presidents - and how his decision-making will affect the future of US-Israeli relations.

Wednesday, February 21
Jewish Humor Is a Laughing Matter with Abe Wagner and Dr. David Shander

Plan to relax and enjoy an evening of Jewish humor with Abe Wagner and Dr. David Shander. They are well known for their comedic skills.  Abe will draw on many true stories involving his own “Jewish” mother.  Both Abe and David have impeccable Yiddish accents and will share jokes and stories from some of the great Jewish comedians. Come prepared to laugh.

Abe Wagner, co founder of Temple Sinai, left his executive position at the JCC in 1970 to cofound The Psychiatric and Guidance Clinic. During that time he became a widely respected trainer of communication and leadership skills.  Abe has led seminars in 35 plus countries and last year met his goal of training in all 50 states. At age 81 he continues to train for both corporate and non-profit organizations and is a presenter at The Academy For Lifelong Learning in Denver.

Dr. David Shander is a retired Denver cardiologist.  For many years, he has been featured in Jewish humor shows around the Denver area. His mastery of humor with his Yiddish accent are very entertaining.

The other dates of LLJL programs will take place this semester on March 7, March 21, and April 4.

2017-18 Lifelong Jewish Learning Committee Members:
Marty Meitus-Chair, Barbara Finke, Terry Heller, Michael Kaplan, Judie Schwartz,
Judy Schwartz, Lisa Thompson, Carol Ungar.

If you have any questions, or ideas for programs, please contact Lisa Thorner, Program Director at or 303-759-1827.

Tue, February 20 2018 5 Adar 5778