Tikvat Israel Congregation

A Conservative Synagogue in Rockville, MD

Tikvat Israel University 2.0 Gets an A

Aaron Mannes teaching his session at TI Univ 2.0 entitled: The Decade of Reckoning: American Politics in the 2020s (photo by Felicia R. Black)

With experts expounding on subjects ranging the intracacies of physical science to a behind-the-scenes understanding of professional theater,Tikvat University 2.0 delivered new knowledge to 75 participants on Sunday, Feb. 25.

Sally Kram, chair of the TI Adult Education Committee, was the prime mover behind the second annual event.

The program tapped into the talents and energy of our own congregation with all but one of the sessions handled by members of the synagogue.

Twenty classes running about 40 minutes were held in five learning tracks: History, Arts and Culture; Social and Information Science; Physical Science; Self-Care; and Lifestyle.

Kram said those who delivered the talks “have enthusiastically offered to enrich the synagogue community with their wisdom, truly putting into place TI’s operating principle – a community ‘where everyone has something to teach, and everyone has something to learn.’”

Members of the Adult Education Committee, in addition to Kram, are Susan Apter, Chuck Chatlynne, Louise Chatlynne, Carol Chelemer, Damon Ehrlich, Michele Eisenberg, Ellen Eisner, Lauri Joseph, Michael Kabik, Aaron Mannes, Helen Raucher, Steve Raucher and Shirley Waxman.