On Monday, March 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 10:30 a.m., Rabbi Cohen’s adult education class will discuss Rabbi Judah Halevi’s timeless classic, The Kuzari. This book influenced authors for centuries and created a framework for understanding Jewish beliefs that retains its relevance even today.
On Tuesday, March 10, 17, 24 and 31 at 7 p.m., Rabbinic intern Mitchell Berkowitz will teach a class on Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto’s book, The Path of the Righteous. Written in 1740, this book is the foundation work of modern Jewish ethics, the foundational work upon which all subsequent Jewish ethical literature rests.
On Wednesday, March 11, 18 and 25 at 7 p.m., Cantor Ben Matis will teach a class in Jewish World Music, comparing the musical traditions of Jewish communities the world over and attempting to understand the specific contribution each makes to the larger world of Jewish music.
On Friday, March 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 7:30 a.m., Rabbi Cohen will lead a reading of Rabbi Abraham Heschel’s Man is Not Alone and God In Search of Man. These books form the basis of Heschel’s theology. When read together, they create a context for thinking about Judaism that is spiritually rich as it is intellectually rigorous. All adult education classes will be held in the breakfast room of the center.
On Wednesday, March 11 at 10: 30 a.m., the center will host a current events discussion with David Stollwerk.
On Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. and Thursday afternoons at 12:30 p.m., ACBL-sanctioned bridge games will take place at the center. The Wednesday classes are in the Nursery School atrium and the Thursday classes are in the main building. Call 917-658-5991 to make a reservation.
Zumba fitness classes will be held on Sundays at 10 a.m. on the following dates: March 8, 15, 22 and 29. All classes are $10 per session and will be held in the lower level auditorium. Classes are taught by Debby Snider, licensed Zumba fitness and toning instructor.
Zumba toning classes, those using light handheld weights, will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. on the following dates: March 3, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 and 31. All classes are $10 per session and held in the lower level auditorium. Classes are also taught by Debby Snider.
The Shelter Rock Jewish Center is at 272 Shelter Rock Rd. Call 516-741-4305.