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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.

October 10
The Truth about Fake News

Once upon a time, consumers knew to take the National Enquirer and News of the World with a grain of salt. So how did we get to the point where the term “fake news” has become a flashpoint and consumers no longer trust the “mainstream media?” Professor Andrew Matranga of DU’s Media, Film and Journalism Studies and Susan Witkin Tandler, long-time news anchor for KOA NewsRadio 850 and 94.1 FM (and Temple Sinai member) will discuss how to separate the wheat from the chaff and the latest demands on the media in a fast-paced world.

October 24
Stories On Stage

After a one-year absence from LLJL, our favorite local actors from Stories on Stage will return this year to perform "My Grandmother Tells Me This Story" by Molly Antopol. In the story, a Jewish grandmother relates her time in the Polish Resistance during WW II. A lively discussion will follow the performance.

November 7
When the KKK was Active in Colorado Politics
If you’ve seen the movie BlacKKKlansman, you know that the KKK has a long history in Colorado. Patty Limerick and her research assistant Nicole Bowley will present the history of the KKK and its role in Colorado Politics. Limerick is the Faculty Director and Chair of the Board of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado, where she is also a history professor. An expert in bringing historical perspective to contemporary dilemmas, Limerick has served as Colorado State Historian. In 2015, she was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve on the National Endowment for the Humanities advisory board, the National Council on the Humanities.

November 28
Reform Judaism in Israel

Reform Judaism in Israel: From conversion to the Kotel to marriage laws, Judaism in Israel is dramatically changing as tensions grow between Progressive, Reform and Orthodoxy in the legal and legislative arenas. Where will this lead? Osnat Fox, our Israeli community Emissary from JEWISHcolorado will look at this highly contentious issue.

December 12

Dinner and a Movie

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

The movie: Hedy Lamarr, the child of Austrian Jews, became a famous movie star, known for her gorgeous looks. But most people don’t realize that she also was a scientific genius and invented technology for World War II submarines that is still used today. documentary is a wonderful poignant portrait of the once-famous beauty throughout her life.

The Dinner: We’ll grill the hot dogs and supply the popcorn. Details and RSVP information in the November Kesher.

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

Wed, November 14 2018 6 Kislev 5779