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.

**January 31 (Tuesday)
LESSONS LEARNER, EFFECTS FELT, WHAT NEXT?

Amit Grinfeld, IDF Major

The year 2017 marks 50 years since the Six-Day War between Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria. Speaker Amit Grinfeld explores how the events of those fateful days in June affected the state of Israel from then to now, including what the future holds.

Amit Grinfeld holds a degree in history and international relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a graduate degree in public policy from Tel Aviv University and is a licensed tour guide. He has guided hundreds of touring groups from Birthright Israel to Christian Pilgrims as well as special guests of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He serves in the IDF (reserves) as a Major in the Homefront Command.
 

February 15 (Wednesday)
HOW HEALERS BECAME KILLERS; NAZI DOCTORS AND MODERN MEDICAL ETHICS

It's a poorly kept secret that Nazi inhumane medical research has had a major impact on medicine today. Dr. Matthew Wynia, the Director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado, will discuss medical ethics and the intersection of past and present day practices.

March 1 (Wednesday)
MOVING FORWARD WHEN LIFE CHANGES

Nancy Sharp was living a dream life in New York City, when fate dealt her an unexpected blow. With her five-year-old twins in hand, and no family support, she moved to Denver for solace. Two decades later, she is happily married to Steve Saunders (son of columnist Dusty Saunders). She wrote the book, Both Sides Now: A True Story of Love, Loss and Bold Living and has become a local and national speaker on bold living and how to find your own resilience.

March 15 (Wednesday)
ANTI-SEMITISM THEN AND NOW: From Leo Frank in 1913 to Our New Reality

On April 27, 1913, a 13 year old employee of the National Pencil Factory in Atlanta Georgia, Mary Phagan, was found beaten and strangled in the basement factory. Shortly thereafter Leo Frank, the factory’s Jewish superintendent, was arrested, tried, convicted and sentenced to death in an atmosphere of virulent anti-Semitism. The case gained national attention and ultimately led to the formation of both the Ku Klux Klan and the Anti-Defamation League. Please join us on March 15 as Carol Ungar presents the details of this astonishing case and Scott Levin, Regional Director of the Mountain States Region of the Anti-Defamation, discuss the New Reality of anti-Semitism, here and abroad.

March 22 (Wednesday) - Movie at Elvis Cinemas
TBD

2016-17 Lifelong Jewish Learning Committee Members:
Marty Meitus-Chair, Rebecca Bradley, Barbara Finke, Terry Heller, Karen Kaplan,
Mike 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 lisa@sinaidenver.org or 303-759-1827.

Wednesday, May 24 2017 28 Iyyar 5777