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Gevarim (Men's Club)

Gevarim is the current incarnation of the former TI Men’s Club. Historically, synagogue clubs based on gender and age have offered programs and activities that enhance members’ sense of community and engagement in and appreciation for Judaism. Gevarim seeks to provide a variety of educational activities and social and cultural activities of particular interest to men, while also welcoming women to participate.

For more information, contact Andrew Reamer at 202-387-3747 or adr5@verizon.net.


Educational Activities

 

GREAT COURSES SERIES

Great Courses is a series of college-level audio and video courses produced and distributed by The Teaching Company. Gevarim selects courses that explore Jewish values and history. Typically taking place on Sundays TI member and history professor Allan Tulchin facilitates discussion after each set of lectures.

View and listen to TI's courses here.

JTS LIVESTREAM 

Broadcast from the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) in New York City, the rabbi or a TI member with expertise introduces the event to the TI audience, then facilitates discussion afterwards. Previous Livestreams included:  Reimagining End-of-Life Care: A Multi-Faith Exploration, Anti-Semitism in America: How Did We Get Here and How Can We Move Forward? and Renewing American Judaism.

TALMUD STUDY 

Rabbi Seidel taught this popular class from 2017-2020, using the 42-volume 
Talmud Bavli, published by Koren Publishers and prepared in conjunction with Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz. TI members can log in to access the Talmud here.


Social and Cultural Activities
 

MONTHLY MOVIE NIGHT

This series features Jewish-themed movies, followed by discussion. Films include the new and the old; dramas, comedies, and documentaries; those that take place in America, Israel, Europe, and other parts of the world; Israeli TV series; and Jewish history and culture.

Movie Night has been paused due to COVID-19. Here is a sample of the movies shown recently:

2020
March 15 - Rosenwald
January 19 - The People vs. Fritz Bauer

2019
December 24 - Crossing Delancey
November 24 - The Chosen

LIQUOR TASTINGS

Tastings occur two or three times a year and include selections of beer, kosher wine, and whiskey. Previously, most tastings are held on Shabbat afternoon at Rabbi and Rachel Seidel’s, house. Gevarim has also arranged tours of local distilleries and breweries.

POLITICS AND BEER IN THE SUKKAH

This popular event during Sukkot features some combination of beer, liquor, cards, and conversation facilitated by a TI member who is an expert in politics. 

GAME NIGHT ( WITH KOL NASHIM) 

Co-hosted with Kol Nashim, one Saturday each January congregants and friends bring games or pick from TI's large collection. The evening is free with snacks and drinks provided.

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Mon, December 6 2021 2 Tevet 5782