Proposed Adult Education Programs

Hello Everyone,

 

You might remember that pre quarantine, the Adult Education Committee (AEC) wrote to you soliciting your input.  We asked you, “What do you think the AEC should do and/or not do?  What should Adult Education be about in general?”  Over 40 of you took time and effort to provide us with feedback.  The Committee is very appreciative.

 

Please see the list of your ideas below, and if you have thoughts or additions, send them to me (Ruth B. Schumacher, ruth.schumacher@wright.edu), or call (937-672-3368) with your input. Please note that we asterisked programming already in progress or delayed due to the quarantine.

 

Look for publicity about summer programming.  We look forward to spending virtual time on zoom with you!  Many of you are familiar (maybe, now, more than you want to be) with zoom.  For those of you who might be new to the technology, not to worry.  It is very user friendly.  That said, if you would like some assistance, please contact Mark Gruenberg (mark@humblefamily.com) at least 3 days prior to an event.

 

I want to express my appreciation to AEC members for their willingness to continue to meet virtually during this challenging time.  Thank you, Rachel Booth, Karen Granby, Mark Gruenberg, Phil Hoffheimer, and Renee Kirshner.  

 

Submitted by Ruth Schumacher

Listing of Submitted Ideas

(in alpha, not priority order; asterisk (*) notes in progress or delayed due to quarantine)

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Idea

Notes

1

Chai Mitzvah*

 

2

Chai Mitzvah and AEC historical album development*

 

3

Chronological Focus on the History of the Jews*

 

4

Conversational Hebrew

 

5

Cooks Group

 

6

COVID: How the Pandemic will impact our Lives*

 

7

CPR Training*

 

8

CPR Certification Drive*

 

9

The Holocaust*

Speaker: Bob Thum

10

How to Deal with Antisemitism

 

11

How to Develop a Genealogy

 

12

How to do a Passover Seder at Home

 

13

How to Incorporate Jewish Ritual Into Your Home

 

14

How to do Shabbat at Home (What & Why)

 

15

How to get More Out of the Sabbath

(rules; etc.)

16

International Friendship Partner Program*

 

17

Interviews with Older Temple Members*

Video taped if possible

18

Israeli Life

 

19

Jewish Book Club

Incorporating a community read of a book of interest to Jews

20

Jewish Dayton: Between the Wars*

Speaker:  Marshall Weiss

21

Jewish Music Performance/s

instrumental; singing groups

22

Jewish Mysticism

 

23

Jewish Short Stories

Facilitator: Rebecca Carlson

24

Jews in Sports

 

25

Joint MLK programming with Local Church

 

26

Joint Program with the Dayton Peace Museum*

 

27

Joint Programs with the Federation*

Author Dinners, etc.

28

Joint Programming with the TBO Men’s Group*

 

29

Joint Program/s with Hadassah

 

30

Ollie re Jewish Interests*

 

31

Online Judaic Resources*  

 

32

Meet Up re Jewish Activities & Interests*

 

33

Mourning & Bereavement in Judaism

 

34

Movies and Discussion

 

35

Spreading Acts of Kindness*

 

36

Silver Linings*

 

37

Stop the Bleed*

 

38

Support /Programming Related to a Community Need*

 

39

TBO tee and polo shirt project*

 

40

Tending the Roots*

Facilitator:  Dr. Richard Bromberg

41

Topical Focus on the History of the Jews

Jewish leaders, contributions to science, etc.

42

Twenty-Five Ways to Live Jewishly

 

43

Two States’ Temples and Federations Working Together*

 

44

United States Factions and Effects on Jews*

Speaker:  Dr. Donna Schlagheck

45

Veteran’s Program: Jewish Vets*

 

46

When Judaism Meets Science

 

47

Youth Leadership Project*