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.

Thursday, October 12 - Actress Judy Winnick Portrays Alice Herz-Sommer

Welcome back everyone’s favorite actress, Judy Winnick, as she brings to life, Alice Herz-Sommer, a musician who was vital to keeping hope alive at the terezin Concentration Camp.  Winnick's portrayal of Herz-Sommer is sure to be another memorable performance.  A reception will follow.

October 25 - Dr. Kevin Trenberth, Climatologist
What could be a more timely topic than climate change?  Rabbi Zwerin and congregant Stephen Tick are pleased to introduce one of the foremost climatologist in the world, Dr. Kevin Trenberth.  Whether you're a climate change believer or denier, you wo't want to miss Dr. Trenberth's talk on Climate Change and How the Prospect of Water Issues Will Shape Our Future.  Dr. Trenberth is a Distinquished Senior Scientist in the Climate Analysis Section at the National Center for Atmospheric Reserach in Boulder.

November 8 - Musical Performance by the Ethan Lazarus Duo, Grand Tango with Cantor Sheila Nesis
A very special musical performance by cellist Dr. Ethan Lazarus performing with Carol Algermissen on piano.  The duo specializes in the music of Astor Piazzolla, who revolutionalized traditional tango into nuevo tango, incorporating elements from jazz and classical music.  Cantor Sheila Nesis will join them in their performance.  A reception will follow.  Please RSVP for the event to Lisa Thorner at 303-759-1827.

November 29 - A Walk Around the World with Book Author Polly Letofsky
Polly Letofsky, author of 3mph: The Adventures of One Woman's Walk Around the World, will lead a book club-style discussion of her book. Letofsky walked across four continents and 22 countries to raise money and awareness of break cancer. (She will make an appearance at Temple Sinai's Pink Shabbat Service in October.)  During her five-year journey, Letofsky learned many valuable lessons, about everything from the best walking shoes to the countries that were the most unfriendly.  More details to follow on getting a copy of her book which is currently available on-line at Letofsky's website at

December 13 - Movie Night at Temple Sinai, Holy Land Hardball
A few year's back, a Boston bagel maker decided to start a professional baseball team in Israel.  The documentary Holy Land Hardball follows the unlikely group of players and executives who attempted to bring professional baseball to Israel.
Popcorn will be provided.  Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be availablr for $5.00 beginning at 6:00 p.m.  (Movie at 6:30 p.m.)  Reservation for food is required.  Contact Lisa Thorner at or 303-759-1827.

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.

Mon, December 11 2017 23 Kislev 5778