2019-20120 Educational Programs


Shabbat morning classes, held in Fellowship Hall at SCUCC, begin with Hebrew reading instruction taught by Rabbi Fuchs from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. They continue with Bible Conversations with Rabbi Fuchs from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., except for January 18, when guest Rabbi Paul Citrin will teach that session.


Rabbi Fuchs’ focus this season will be on both the weekly Torah and Haftorah readings. (Haftarot are portions taken from the Hebrew prophets that connect in some way to the weekly Torah reading.) Rabbi Fuchs’ classes are followed by sessions presented by congregants from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. and Jewish Current Events at 11:30 a.m., led by Len Minsky. 


The December and January sessions led by congregants from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. are: 


December 7

My First Fifty Years as a Cantor – Cantor Murray Simon 


December 14

Russian Perspectives on Russia/U.S. Relations – Sid Picker


December 21 and December 28 No classes – Winter Break


January 4

Ethiopian Jews: Fulfilling their Dream of Becoming Israelis – Alan Lessack


January 11

Topic TBD – Gil Mann


January 18

Death, Immortality and Resurrection in Judaism – Lewis Schneider


January 25

The Conductor and the Orchestra Musicians – Maestro Nir Caberetti 


On Thursdays, November 14 and 21 and December 5, from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m., Rabbi Fuchs will offer a three-session seminar in Fellowship Hall. The series is free and open to the public. Participants may attend any or all of the classes. Rabbi Fuchs suggests you bring to the class whatever Bible translation you have.


Topics are as follows: 

  • November 14: The Magnificent Story of Creation

  • November 21: Eden, a Nice Place to Visit, but Would You Want to Live There?

   •   December 5: Cain and Abel: “The Symbol Story of the Human Soul”