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Bagel U

“Bagel University” (commonly known as “Bagel U”) is a learning experience where members teach members at the Shul or in their homes on a broad range of topics within Jewish heritage, religion, culture, and the arts.

There is an exciting lineup of 10 courses and 5 speakers coming for Fall 2019- Spring 2020.

19-20 SPEAKER SERIES:  To see a list of the speakers with links to additional details on each one, click HERE

 19-20 CLASS LISTING:  To see a list of the upcoming class with links to additional details on each one, click HERE



Bagel U featured a full line-up of courses and lectures in Spring 2019.  The courses and lectures are described more fully on individual flyers available by clicking the links below:

“Bagel U” classes are a way of helping our members gain a deeper understanding of topics of personal interest that are related to Judaism. Members are encouraged to offer their suggestions of classes they'd like to attend as well as classes they'd like to lead!


Poetry Cafe:  The first Kehilat HaNahar Poetry Cafe was called a flaming success. Words lit up the Shabbat evening from the creativity of our own KHN members delivering heartfelt and humorous works.

Participating readers included: Lynn Levin, David Stoller, Andre Salz, Jennifer Fritch, Rabbi Diana, Abraham Leibson and Richard Kirschner. Also, someone read Susan Rattner’s haikus for her in her absence. The works of some of the authors can be read here.


Jews Learning About Islam: Our own Andre Salz delivered his talk about his own experiences of interacting with and learning about the history and the people who practice Islam.

The emphasis was on meeting people with a shared history and engaging on a human, not ideological or political level.


Sun, September 15 2019 15 Elul 5779