Adult Education Presents: Micol Zimmerman Burkeman: Pop-Torah Talks
Meets as Scheduled

December 17:

I Don’t Roll on Shabbos: What does Shomer Shabbos really mean?

How did resting on the seventh day of creation transform into a long list of don’t’s?

Do “The Big Lebowski” and”The Frisco Kid”really have anything to teach us about the day of rest? In this session we will explore the meaning of Shabbat through film, television, and some good old conversation and perhaps even re-evaluate our own Shabbat observance.

February 11

Scripture, The Simpsons a9:15 a.m.nd Southpark on Suffering:

What do Job, Ned Flanders, and Kyle from South Park have in common?

Is it possible to laugh, while exploring the human response to suffering? Does God have anything to do with our pain and loss?

We will explore these questions and more, all while laughing until we cry, and perhaps crying until we laugh.


Micol Zimmerman Burkeman, MAJE is the director of the Experiential Jewish Education Network, a professional learning network for experiential Jewish educators. Micol received her Masters in Jewish Education from the Rhea Hirsch School of Education at HUC-JIR in Los Angeles and her B.A. in Communication at the University of Southern California.

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