Jan
17
Thu
Biblical Hebrew 2
Jan 18 @ 12:15 am - 1:15 am

For students who want to be able to read, understand, and translate selections from Torah. We will learn to recognize variety of verb forms and expand knowledge of Biblical vocabulary.

Prerequisites: Biblical Hebrew 1 or equivalent. Some familiarity with Hebrew grammar and vocabulary.

TextThe First Hebrew Primer, 3rd edition ($33.95) starting with Chapter 20

Jan
18
Fri
Heschel on the Prophets
Jan 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

The Jewish Bible is divided into three parts, and the second part, the prophets, is the most misunderstood. This section describes the history of early Israel and the invention of a new method of leadership: the prophet. Abraham Joshua Heschel’s first major work analysed this section, and we will see the prophets through this masterwork: The Prophets (vols 1 and 2). Please purchase your copy of the books before class begins on October 19.

Jan
19
Sat
Shabbat Sustenance: Great Texts of America – Letter from Birmingham Jail
Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

As we remember and celebrate Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy, join us to study his revolutionary Letter from Birmingham Jail. In our ongoing project to rebuild the habits and skills of Democracy, we will apply the same Jewish questioning we use to address the Torah instead to some of the most important documents in our country’s history.  The conversation will be lively and bagels are provided!

Jan
20
Sun
Torah Corps Aleph
Jan 20 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Torah Corps is NVHC’s unique learning experience for Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation! See our Torah Corps page for more information.

Kehillat Limmud
Jan 20 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Kehillat Limmud is our Religious School for grades K-7. Using an innovative and fun elective-based program, we teach students everything they need to be productive, knowledgeable, and spiritually capable Jewish young people. For our 8th-12th grade program, please see information on Tamid.

For more information on Kehillat Limmud, please click here. To register for Kehillat Limmud for the 2018-2019 school year, please click here.

If you have any questions about religious education at NVHC, please contact our office at 703-437-7733, or email our Director of Congregational Learning Rabbi Jessica Wainer at rabbiwainer@nvhcreston.org.

The History of the Jews in America, 1654 to the Present
Jan 20 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The year 2004 marked the 350th anniversary of the organized Jewish community in what would become the United States of America that began with the arrival of 23 refugees from Pernambuco, Brazil to New Amsterdam/New York. The course will chart the evolution of the Jews in America from the Colonial Era to the 21st century, breaking the chronology into 6 distinct periods. Subsequently we will explore a series of themes such as efforts to achieve civic equality and Jewish participation in American politics and the military, the history of immigration and ghetto life from the 19th century up to the latest waves of immigration from the former Soviet Union and Israel, American Jewish demographic trends, and the history of Judaism in American and the specific paths of Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and Orthodox Judaism.

Tanakh Chevruta
Jan 20 @ 3:40 pm - 5:00 pm

Tanakh is Torah + Neviim (Prophets) + Ketuvim (Writings). The Hebrew Bible! Chevruta is a study and partnership. This study group explores Jewish spirituality by reading and discussing sacred tezts. We try to take a literary and historical view of Scripture and discern the lessons it offers to apply to contemporary life. The group decides which parts of the Tanakh to read together; last year we covered much of Deuteronomy and Numbers. Come explore the Tanakh with us; everyone has something to offer and something to learn!

Prerequisites: None

Text: Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures (The New JPS translation according to the traditional Hebrew text). Copis available in the NVHC Library or bring your own.

 

Torah Corps Bet
Jan 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Torah Corps is NVHC’s unique learning experience for Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation! See our Torah Corps page for more information.

Jan
22
Tue
Written Law Becomes Oral Law
Jan 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Ever wondered how the words of the Torah became Halacha (Jewish Law)? We will look at Torah passages and follow them through the Mishnah and into the Talmud. You will be amazed at the complex and fascinating processes involved to turn written law into oral law. Click here to register.

Midweek Hebrew
Jan 22 @ 9:45 pm - 12:45 am

Mid-Week Hebrew is offered to all 3-6 grade Religious School students to improve their Hebrew fluency in preparation for their B’nai Mitzvah!

Classes on Tuesdays are from 4:45-5:45, 5:45-6:45, or 6:45-7:45.