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A Taste of Learning: Upcoming Adult Education Programs

Sign up with Joy Rosenberg, Director of Education
joyrosenberg@sftbs.org or 505-982-6161

NEW CLASS - Bring the Bling! Make Your Own Silver and Natural Gemstone Jewelry

Teacher: Dezbah Stumpff
Date: Sunday, Dec. 7 at TBS
Time: Class starts at 2 pm - arrive by 1:30 to purchase supplies (if needed)
Cost: $20 TBS members; $25 non-members (supplies are extra)
To register: joy.rosenberg@sftbs.org - must pay in advance to reserve your place. SPACE IS LIMITED.

Have you wanted to learn how to make a pair of earrings, necklace or pendant? In this class you will learn the basic skills to make your loved ones a custom and precious gift, or make beautiful things for yourself! We'll discuss design and then get down to nuts and bolts.
You may either bring your own beads & natural stones OR buy them at the workshop. I will have a large array of beautiful stones available and sterling silver findings. Most of the natural stones run $2-10 each. I will have all the tools and supplies you need. If you have beading tools or round nose pliers bring them!
Silver chains are available for sale at wholesale pricing or you can bring one. I will have a tumbler available for polishing if you have old chains or anything that needs a little shining up.

Dezbah Stumpff is a jewelry maker and designer. Having learned the art of silversmithing from her dad she has gone on to have gallery representation in New Mexico, California, Oregon, New York and Louisiana as well as clients all over the world. Her work has been seen in Portland Monthly. Last winter she was the Artist In Residence for Whole Foods in Phoenix, AZ where she presented this workshop.

Foundations of Judaism with Rabbi Neil Amswych
Six Sundays from 11:15 am-12:30 pm
starting October 19
Free for members (non-members by donation)

This introductory course will explore differing perspectives of Judaism. In particular, we shall focus on ritual practice, prayer, thought, and what it means to be a Reform Jew today. Participants are invited to submit questions (preferably in advance) based on the title…
• October 19: “Why Do We Do…?”
• October 26: “Why Do We Say…?”
• November 2: “Why Do We Eat…?”
• Nov. 9: “Why Do We Celebrate…?”
• Nov. 16: “Why Do We Think…?”
• Nov. 23: “Why Do We Not…?”

Shabbat Torah Study with the Rabbi
Every Saturday from 9:15-10:15, including bagel breakfast

Rabbi Neil facilitates an open-minded discussion focused on the Torah reading of the week (parasha). Topics change weekly - be prepared to be challenged and amazed by a close examination of our sacred stories! All are welcome to join this enthusiastic group of Torah explorers. Handouts and texts provided. No experience necessary.

Adult Hebrew Classes with Bonnie Ellinger,
Sunday mornings starting October 19

Join one of our exciting adult Hebrew classes to enhance your participation in Shabbat and holiday services. In addition, pick up some modern Hebrew expressions for that future trip to Israel! Please contact teacher Bonnie Ellinger with questions: 820-1334 or b.ellinger@comcast.net.

Basic Hebrew Refresher Course. Have you forgotten the Hebrew you learned 2 or 5 or 15 or 40 years ago? Are you eager to catch up with your child’s learning in Hebrew School? Here’s your chance to review the consonants, vowels and words you once learned and would love to be able to read again. This basic refresher course will use the book “Aleph Isn’t Tough” to put you back on track. Join a nice group of people eager to recall what they never really forgot! This class is also appropriate for the motivated beginner. Eighteen Sundays, beginning October 19, from 10-11:10am. Cost for the first semester:
Members $80; non-members $100; textbook $18.

Kita Bet: Intermediate. This class is suitable for those who have knowledge of the aleph-bet and can recognize words or phrases from the Shabbat Service. Participants will strengthen reading skills, increase vocabulary, gain fluency and comprehension with the help of the book “Aleph Isn’t Enough”. Eighteen Sundays, beginning October 19, from 11:20am – 12:35pm.
Cost for the year: Members $220; non-members $250; textbook $18.

Cooking Jewish with Jay Williams: A Series

Join the multi-talented Jay Williams for a rollicking and hands-on cooking class! We are offering four sessions throughout the year at various times/days, at private homes (address and directions will be provided to participants).
• Session 1: Monday, November 3 from 5-8 pm (Louisiana Thanksgiving)- CANCELLED
• Session 2: Sunday, December 14 from 2-5 pm (Chanukah / Jews at the Movies)
• Session 3: Thursday, March 26 from 5-8 pm (Passover Delights)
• Session 4: Sunday, April 19 from 2-5 pm (Israeli / Middle Eastern Treats)

The fee of $18 per session OR $65 for the series includes all food and an individual cookbook for each class. Reservations and payment must be received by Joy two weeks prior to each class in order for the class to be held. Space is limited!

Welcome Rabbi Neil Amswych


Rabbi Neil Amswych comes to Santa Fe following 9 years as the principal rabbi of Bournemouth Reform Synagogue in England. He studied astrophysics at St. Andrew’s University in Scotland before beginning his rabbinic education at Leo Baeck College. While spending his third year at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia, he met his wife, Jenny, who was also a student there. They married in 2004 and have two beautiful children: a daughter, Zafra, now 4 years old, and a son, Asher, who is just one. They also have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel called Parker making them a global family: an American Mum, a British Dad, dual-citizen children and a Welsh dog.

Rabbi Neil’s rabbinic thesis looked at bipolar gender boundaries and transsexual surgery in a Jewish context. In 2007, he founded IDEA: Interfaith Dorset Education and Action, now the South of England’s largest interfaith environmental network. When he’s not with his family, working, cycling, or geeking out to Star Wars, he is working on his first book about a new aspect of Jewish theology.

Rabbi Amswych is an energetic and charismatic man with a natural ability to inspire congregants of all ages and levels of Judaic knowledge. One of the many things that attracted him to Temple Beth Shalom (besides our climate) is our commitment to social justice and the effort Rabbi Schwab has made to develop and nurture the Interfaith Leadership Alliance of Santa Fe. We are delighted to know that Rabbi Amswych will continue this vital work. Temple Beth Shalom is eager to welcome Rabbi Amswych and his amazing family with open arms and open hearts.

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Services & Study This Week

Friday, November 21
6:30 pm Evening service - Rabbi Neil will officially be installed as our congregational rabbi. Friday Night Live! will play and a festive oneg will follow

Saturday, November 22
9:15 am Torah study with bagels, lox, and cream cheese, SH
10:30 am Shabbat Morning Service

Monday, November 24
8:00-9:00 am Monday Morning Minyan and study, Upper Sanctuary

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