Sunday School is available to every Jewish child in the area. There are grades from kindergarten though tenth grade (Confirmation) Financial assistance is always available. No child will be turned away.
Classes meet from 10:00 am to noon on Sundays at the synagogue. Consult the calendar for exact dates as we follow the University of Iowa calendar.
Hebrew School usually begins when a child reaches third grade and continues through Bar/Bat Mitzvah. The school meets Monday and Wednesdays from 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm at the synagogue.
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Created and supported by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation in Massachusetts, The PJ Library is funded nationally in partnership with local philanthropists and organizations. In Iowa City, the PJ Library is supported by the Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund,The Iowa City Jewish Federation, and a generous grant from the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism along with support from members of the Jewish Community.
There’s a healthy amount of trepidation I feel as a Rabbi preaching a sermon on medical issues in a congregation with plenty of doctors. So this is my obligatory disclaimer: I am not a doctor. Any advice dispensed from the bimah is not valid medical advice. This is where my rabbinic authority ends.
When the Torah tells us to ‘sh’lach l’cha’ or ‘lech l’cha’, to send from ourselves or go into ourselves, as in the case of Abraham’s calling, we know that something transformational is about to happen.
Over the years, I’ve grown fonder of Numbers. Called ‘Bamidbar’ or ‘in the wilderness’ in Hebrew, there is something untamed about its stories. This is the book in which the Israelites become unhinged. Complaint follows complaint, rebellion follows rebellion. It’s a brilliant study of human nature and group dynamics. In Parashat Beha’a lot’cha, we are starting to see the cracks.