Adult Education Newsletter (April 2014)

The Adult Education Committee has been hard at work on plans for the Shabbaton this fall. Please save the date: Saturday, September 13, at Winding Trails in Farmington. We have a wonderful day planned filled with prayer, play, sing, dance, run, nature and the joy of doing mitzvot together! Of course, food and fun are included! Some details are still being worked out and we welcome you to join our very active Adult Education Committee. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, April 9, at 7:00 p.m. Please join us.

On May 30, following the 7:30 p.m Shabbat Service, we are sponsoring a book discussion on The Bamboo
Cradle: a Jewish Father’s Story by Awaham Schwartzbaurn. Feldheim Publishing, I 988.

“This is the true story of a young non-religious Jewish couple, the Schwartzbaums, who adopt an abandoned Chinese girl while they are teaching and researching in China on a Fulbright scholarship. ln the process of adopting Hsin-Mei (later named Devorah) and converting her to Judaism, the couple find themselves becoming more in tune with Jewish teachings and values and eventually move to Israel as religious Jews.”

Copies of the book are available on-line and at Barnes and Noble. Temple Sinai Library will have two copies to borrow by the end of March. The Koopman Library at the JCC has three copies available.

CJ Hauss, Adult Education Chair new-message24