Preview of Upcoming Jewish Studies Programs

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We can’t resist giving you a preview of what’s to come! Stay tuned for our 2019-2020 Jewish Studies Program Guide, but save the dates for the following classes:

Mussar: A Workout for our Souls taught by Rabbi Judy Schindler, Sklut Professor of Jewish Studies
Wednesdays afternoons, 12:30-2:00pm, Eight-week community course, September 25th through December 4th (No class 10/9, 10/30 and 11/27)

This year’s community class will be an exploration of Jewish literature called Mussar — Jewish ethical literature. The Hebrew word middah means measures or character traits. Our lives are measured by the character that we have. Judaism teaches that we have 48-character traits and we all carry varied measures of each trait.

In each session, we will explore two to three-character traits from gratitude to humility to silence to trust. Each class will include exercises to daily remind us of the character trait we are working on as we leave this class with our personalized spiritual curriculum. For more information contact Talia Goldman,

Southern Jewish Roots – Inaugural Queen City Jewish Bus Tour
with Susan Jacobs, Roz Cooper, and Rabbi Judy Schindler
Includes extensive noshes – bagels, rugelach, challah, knishes and more…

Charlotte’s 165 years of Jewish history is rich with civic leaders, business leaders, religious leaders, and philanthropists. As part of our inaugural Queens City Jewish Bus Tour, participants will enjoy a unique, engaging, entertaining and educational hike through our city’s history. The experience will include a tour through the Hebrew Cemetery that was founded in 1867 and is rich with stories of the famous Jews who were buried there from the Civil War to the Civil Rights era to today.  We will pass through historic uptown and Elizabeth and Dilworth sites that highlight Jewish historic contributions to our county and state and include in a stop at Shalom Park as we explore the pluralistic and powerful Jewish community that thrives in Charlotte today.

Greenspon Center Interfaith Trip to Israel
Rabbi Judy Schindler, Sklut Professor of Jewish Studies and Reverend Nancy Ellett-Allison
Doron Harel, Educator and Tour Guide with Mabat Platinum Ltd.
Departing Tuesday, May 12, 2020 and returning Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Join Rabbi Judy Schindler and Reverend Nancy Ellett-Allison on the Greenspon Center Interfaith Trip to Israel. The group will visit cities such as Tel Aviv, Nazareth, Bethlehem, and Jerusalem as well as historical and religious sites. Included in the trip’s cost are all hotel accommodations, some additional meals, additional services in Israel, and touring services.

For more information, including a detailed itinerary and pricing information please contact Talia Goldman, We are looking forward to a great trip!

When it comes to Jewish Studies at Queens, there is much, much more. Please be on the lookout for our Jewish Studies 2019-2020 Program Guide (coming soon).

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