Adults Study Torah With
Educator Michael Weiss
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"Summertime Torah with Michael
Weiss," six weeks of classes for adult
Jewish learners, is in progress
through Thursday, Aug. 22. Co-
sponsors are the Agency for Jewish
Education Lifelong Learning
Program and Eilu v'Eilu, the adult
project of the
"Israel in Text
7-8:30 p.m. and
a.m. "People of
the Books: A
Beginner's Guide to Great Jewish
Texts" is held Thursdays from 11:45
a.m.-1:15 p.m. The two courses are
designed to complement each other.
New students are welcome at the
remaining five sessions. Each weekly
session is self-contained, so that stu-
dents may drop in for individual ses-
The first course, "Israel in Text
and Tradition," helps adult learners
find context and insight into the
meaning of the current matzav (situ-
ation) in Israel by presenting what
the great literary works of Jewish
tradition have to say about the role
of the land of Israel in Jewish life.
The remaining session topics are:
July 25/26, "Israel in the Tanakh";
July 31/Aug. 1, "Israel in the
Midrash"; Aug. 7/8, "Israel in the
Mishnah and Talmud"; Aug. 14/15,
"Israel in the Works of
Maimonides"; and Aug. 21 /22,
"Israel in the Works of Rashi."
"People of the Books" offers a
parallel curriculum to the first
course, with a slightly different and
more general twist: it places six
important Jewish texts in their his-
torical context to explore how they
have shaped the development of
Judaism as we know it today. The
schedule of remaining topics are:
July 26, "Canon and Can Not: The
Development of the Tanakh"; Aug.
1, "Reading Between the Lines: The
Midrash"; Aug. 8, "Says Who? The
Mishnah and the Talmud"; Aug. 15,
"The Second Moses: The Great
Works of Maimonides"; and Aug.
22, and "Putting it Together: Rashi's
Commentaries on the Bible."
Educator Michael Weiss of Ann
Arbor has taught the AJE-Eilu v'Eilu
Summertime Torah classes for adult
learners for three years. He teaches
mathematics and Bible at the Jewish
Academy of Metropolitan Detroit,
Where he has been a full-time faculty
member since September 2001.
He also has taught at the Florence
Melton Adult Mini-School in metro
Detroit and Windsor, and for Eilu
v'Eilu and AJE's NIRIM Teacher
Enrichment and Lifelong Learning
programs. The University of
Michigan graduate holds a master's
degree in theoretical physics from
Cambridge University, England.
The Summertime Torah classes are
meeting at the Max M. Fisher
Federation Building, 6735 Telegraph
Road in Bloomfield Township.
Students may register for classes at
the door. To register or for informa-
tion, call Marion Bronstein at AJE,
(248) 645-7860 or e-mail
No classes will be held during
Tisha b'Av, July 17-18.
The Temple Beth El Brotherhood
and City of Hope will host a joint
golf event to raise money for chil-
dren's health. Tee Off for a Child
will be at the Bay Pointe Country
Club in West Bloomfield on Aug.
Proceeds will benefit the
Temple Beth El and City of Hope
children's health activities. The
golf day includes continental
breakfast, 18 holes of golf, lunch,
dinner and an open bar from 6-
10 p.m. The fee for a full day of
golf is $175; for the dinner and
auctions only, the fee is $60.
To participate or receive details
about the golf event, e-mail Dr.