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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.  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.

February 13 - Major General Maurice Rose and his Legacy
    We're kicking off with a program exploring the life of Major General Maurice Rose.  Long-time Tempe Sinai member Marshall Fogel will discuss his book, "Major General Maurice Rose: The Most Decorated Battle Tank Commander in US Military History."
    Although General Rose died in combat in 1945 - in an incident that would make headlines - his legacy lives on through Rose Medical Center and the Rose Community Foundation named in his honor.  Books will be on sale that night will all proceeds to benefit the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society at the University of Denver.
    There will be a reception prior to the lecture.  Recommended donation $5.00.  RSVP to Lisa Thorner at or 303-759-1827.

February 27 - Immigration: Debunking the Myths
    Maria Islas-Lopez will explore this daunting issue and touch upon some of the recent controversies as she presents and enlightening program on immigration.  Ms. Islas-Lopez is a cultural sociologist with a Ph.D. in sociology from Rutgers University.  She is presently a faculty fellow at the University of Denver.  Her research primarily concerns well-being and opportunity among immigrant families.

March 13 - An Evening with Former Governor Richard Lamm and Folksinger Harry Tuft
    The Governor as you've never seen him before - in a well-tuned act that's sheer entertainment.  Harry Tuft, founder of the Denver Folklore Center, an co-originator of Swallow Hill will perform some well-known songs, in harmony with Governor Lamm performing readings, poetry, and essay.  Rabbi Zwerin will introduce the pair in what has been described a a "performance not to be missed."

Please RSVP to or 303-759-1827.

March 27 - Climate Change Redux with Kevin Trenberth
    Our favorite climatologist is back by popular demand.  Dr. Kevin Trenberth is a Distinguished Senior Scientist in the Climate Analysis Section at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.  You have questions - he has answers - and we're happy to welcome him to our podium to discuss this increasingly vital subject.  

April 10 - Dinner and a Movie - Lemon Tree
    Lemon Tree is the story of a Palestiain widow who must defend her field of lemon trees when a new Israeli Defense Minister moves next store and wants her to tear down the lemon grove because it could harbor terrorists.  In this allegory, does David stand a chance against Goliath?

DINNER:  Hot dogs, chips and a drink - $5.00.  We will provide the popcorn.
RSVP to Lisa Thorner at or 303-759-1827.

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

Thu, July 18 2019 15 Tammuz 5779