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MASA

Upcoming Sessions

1. Sunday, December 1, 2019 3 Kislev 5780

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

2. Sunday, December 15, 2019 17 Kislev 5780

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

3. Sunday, January 12, 2020 15 Tevet 5780

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

4. Sunday, January 26, 2020 29 Tevet 5780

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

5. Sunday, February 9, 2020 14 Shevat 5780

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

6. Sunday, February 23, 2020 28 Shevat 5780

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

7. Sunday, March 8, 2020 12 Adar 5780

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

8. Sunday, March 29, 2020 4 Nisan 5780

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

9. Sunday, April 12, 2020 18 Nisan 5780

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

10. Sunday, May 17, 2020 23 Iyyar 5780

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Past Sessions
Sunday, November 10, 2019 12 Cheshvan 5780 - 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM - The Temple
Sunday, October 27, 2019 28 Tishrei 5780 - 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Sunday, October 6, 2019 7 Tishrei 5780 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, September 22, 2019 22 Elul 5779 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Sunday, September 8, 2019 8 Elul 5779 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Sunday, August 25, 2019 24 Av 5779 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Shearith Israel’s post-B’nai Mitzvah class, MASA, which means “journey” in Hebrew, helps each student develop a personal relationship with the Jewish tradition through interactive learning, student-driven discussions, and timely, relevant topics. Our class this year will explore our own local Jewish community. We'll visit various agencies and organizations, and explore the different denominations of Judaism through visits and discussions with local Rabbis. 

Classes will include sessions/discussions with Rabbi Kaiman, Nancy Gorod, or a guest speaker, and the group will enjoy a class trip in March 2020 to New York City explore the beginnings of the greater Jewish Community in America. 

All classes will be held at 3:30pm on Sundays at Shearith Israel, unless otherwise noted. Please note: Dates are subject to change.

2019 - 2020 SCHEDULE

  • 8/25 First day of class at CSI: “Improv’ing” our community: Setting the tone for the year with The Bible Players, a professional improv workshop teaching Jewish values through theater and improv to infuse comedy and laughs into tales from the Torah and beyond!
  • 9/8 What makes a Community a Jewish Community-Interactive activity
  • 9/22 Denominations in Judaism
  • 10/6 History of Atlanta Jews with Jeremy Katz
  • 10/27 Anti-Semitism program at Shearith Israel
  • 11/10 Reform Judaism: Trip to The Temple - Class held on location (12:30pm)
  • 12/1 Orthodox Judaism: Trip to Young Israel - Class held on location
  • 12/15 Conservative Judaism (at another synagogue)
  • 1/12 Comparing our denominations at Shearith Israel
  • 1/26 Visit to MACoM Community Mikvah – What it means to Become a Jew
  • 2/9 AJC visit with Dov Wilker, Director of the American Jewish Committee
  • 2/23 Class TBA
  • 3/8 Atlanta Jewish Federation allocations activity at Shearith Israel
  • 3/13-3/15 Trip to NYC (Information TBA)
  • 3/29 Discussion on Philanthropy with the Marcus Foundation Director
  • 4/12 Passover - Let our People Go –lesson on freedom
  • 5/17 Closing class – Wrap up at Shearith
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Fri, November 15 2019 17 Cheshvan 5780