Spotlight on Adult Learning

Posted on 01/21/2022 @ 07:00 AM

Tags: Adult Jewish Learning & Growth, Melton & More

Adult Learning & Growth
Melton & More!


Meet Henie Hajdenberg
Her courses focus on Hebrew language.

Henie Hajdenberg is currently a lecturer of Hebrew Language at the University of Miami and the former Dean of Mijlelet Shazar, the Hebrew Teachers College in Buenos Aires. She studied in Buenos Aires and at the Tel Aviv University, where she specialized in Hebrew Language and Literature. She has authored numerous publications, including Sifrut Yafah - Hebrew Literature for Middle and High School, Keneged Kulam: Pedagogies of the Talmud, The Mystical World of Rabbi Nachmann of Braslav and Lengua de Tierra (an anthology of Israeli contemporary stories).

Join Henie for:

Beginners II (Tuesdays, 11am – 12:30 pm)
Intermediate (Thursdays 12-1:30 pm)
Advanced (Wednesdays, 12-1:30 pm)

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What do learners say?
“There is not a semester that goes by that I am not signed up for Hebrew with Henie. She is a beloved teacher. Her classes are wonderful! She is patient, understanding and brings the Hebrew language to life each and every week. I love learning with Henie and the best part is my Hebrew is getting better and better!”
“I started with Henie in beginning Hebrew and now I am in the Advanced class. I never imagined I would be able to speak and understand Hebrew as well as I do. Henie has increased my confidence and most of all, my love for learning this special language. I never miss a week of Hebrew with Henie!”

Meet Professor Marc Lamb
His courses focus on Judaism and Film and the American Jewish Experience.

Professor Marc Lamb is a former New Yorker who happily relocated to Miami. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Yeshiva University that includes a year at Bar Ilan University in Israel. He holds an MBA from Fordham University.
Professor Lamb is passionate about Jewish education. He taught religious school at Beth Elohim in Park Slope, Brooklyn New York, for ten years and more recently, leads the Adult Education program at Temple Israel of Greater Miami.
At Temple Israel, he has served on the Board of Trustees for the last four years and currently serves as Vice President for Life Long Learning. He is a dedicated movie and popular entertainment enthusiast as well as a devotee of languages and linguistics.

Join Marc for:

This course examines film representations of moral and ethical struggles from the silent era to the present through a Jewish lens. The films span a range of genres and analyze how today’s issues of class, race and gender affect moral and ethical debates. Discussions on film technique, history, genre and style helped to demonstrate how films construct and engage in moral struggles and situate the films in their historical context. Issues to be discussed will include immigration, personal responsibility, changing attitudes toward modesty and sexuality, morality of vengeance, the war on terror, gender identification, gender roles, the sanctity of life, interfaith relations and moral questions facing the State of Israel.

THURSDAYS, 7:00-8:30pm (EST) Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24; Mar. 3, 10  

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What do learners say?
“Marc Lamb’s courses exceed my expectations. The topics are always interesting and very fun. He does a great job of weaving text, audio visuals and discussion into the learning experience. The material is fascinating and makes me think long after the class is over!”
“Learning about the American Jewish experience through film has been an eye-opening experience. The films, the conversation and the traditional Jewish texts bring new meaning to the Jewish historical narrative. I look forward to the next opportunity to learn with Marc.”

Joshua ben Perachyah used to say: 
Provide a teacher for yourself and get yourself a friend; 
and judge every person favorably. 
(Pirke Avot /Ethics of our Ancestors 1:6)