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Fall 2022, Winter 2023 Adult Learning

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Exploring Judaism: An Introduction with Rabbi Elana Rosen Brown

The Good Life: Jewish Philosophy through Wisdom Literature

Torah with Soul

Prayer Skillbuilding Class with Cantor David Margules

Beginning Hebrew with Alona Rafael

Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class with Cantor David

Exploring Judaism: An Introduction
In-Person and Zoom Option Available. This class will be hybrid.                                                                                                         Select Tuesdays beginning October 11, 7:00pm
Please register HERE.

This course is organized around the three pillars of Judaism mentioned in the Mishnah: Torah, Prayer, and Acts of Loving Kindness/Social Justice. We also cover the Jewish calendar, Shabbat practice, and holidays. This class welcomes beginners and all those looking to (re-)ground themselves in the basics of Judaism.  Email Heidi Paul with questions.

The Good Life: Jewish Philosophy through Wisdom Literature                                                                                               Sunday mornings beginning October 9, 9:30 am               Please register HERE.                                                                                 In this class we will explore the books that are the closest the Hebrew Bible gets to philosophy: Job, Ecclesiastes, and Proverbs, along with a few additional sources. These books explore questions of fundamental meaning and purpose including "What is suffering?", "How do I live a good life?", "How do I cultivate a heart of compassion?" and more. Our time together will also extend beyond the text to include wisdom practices and ritual that engage both the mind and heart. Please register to receive a list of recommended books for class. 

Torah with Soul

Saturday morning Torah study at 9:00 am with clergy before Shabbat Services. Dive into the Torah portion of the week with thought provoking and interesting views from your clergy and community.  Join on ZOOM.

Prayer Skill-building Class with Cantor David Margules   Thursday evenings beginning Nov. 3 - Jan 12, 6:00 pm           Have you always wanted to become more familiar with the Shabbat prayers that our community knows and loves? Would you like to feel more comfortable participating during services? Join this practice class which will cover the foundational prayers inour tradition. You will learn to read and chant the Kiddush, Bar'chu, Sh'ma, V'ahavta, Amidah and Mourner's Kaddish. Ample time for practice and guidance will be provided and you will receive recordings to assist your learning.

Adult B’nai Mitzvah Class with Cantor David Margules
Email Sofie Goldstein if interested in class of 2023~2024.

Adult B'nai Mitzvah class will be on hiatus for the fiscal year of 2022~2023.

Let everyone whose heart so moves them bring the gift of themselves to build Cantor David’s final adult b’nai mitzvah class before he retires. Now is your opportunity to chant from the Torah scroll and teach the congregation from an adult’s perspective. Beginning in October of 2023 and ending in April of 2024, just before Passover, come and study your birth portion with a diverse group of seekers.

Beginning Hebrew with Alona Rafael
12 classes—days and times will be determined
Email Heidi Paul to register or for more information.
We begin with the basics of the Hebrew alphabet, and over the course of 12 weeks, work towards a reading-level understanding of our prayer book. Students will learn to decipher some Hebrew roots and deepen their knowledge of prayers. Cost is $150 plus $25 material fee.



Even more adult learning opportunities here...

ThursdayThu, 2 FebFebruary, 2023

Grandparenting: Sharing Our Values With Our Jewish, Interfaith, and Multi-Heritage Families with Dr. Ruth Nemzoff and Dr. Melanie Grossman

Thursday, Feb 2nd 12:30p to 2:30pCalling all grandparents! Please join us for an illuminating two-hour workshop, as we learn from two very different grandparents: Dr. Ruth Nemzoff and Dr. Melanie Grossman will share their own respective traditions and values, offering unique perspectives on effectively grandparenting within their Jewish, interfaith, and multi-heritage families. Over the course of this workshop, there will be ample time to explore our own personal stories and styles of grandparenting.


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