Jan
3
Thu
Beginning Hebrew
Jan 3 @ 11:00 pm - 12:15 am

Learn to read Hebrew! No previous experience required. This class introduces the student to Hebrew letters and vowels, and broadens the student’s understanding of the use of Hebrew in Jewish life, ritual, study, and tradition. The student will learn to read Hebrew phonetically, to recognize common Hebrew roots used in prayer, and to write block letters. This course provides a foundation for the rest of our Hebrew classes. No prerequisites.

Text: Aleph Isn’t Tough: An Introduction to Hebrew for Adults ($18.95)

Biblical Hebrew 2
Jan 4 @ 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
5
Sat
Book Club @ library
Jan 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Book Club is a group of diverse individuals that meets the first Saturday of the month at 9:00 a.m. to discuss their latest fascinating read. Join them every month, or only once in a while– all that we ask is that you love to read and are willing to have a good conversation! Click here to view the book selection for 2019.
For more information, contact Marjina Kaplan.
Shabbat Sustenance– For the Body, Soul, and Mind
Jan 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

We will begin our Shabbat morning experience with sustenance for the body – bagels and shmear, coffee and tea.  From there, we will enter into soul-filled sustenance, that may vary some from week to week, including mindful experiences of prayer, music, meditation or yoga. The remainder of our time together with be sustenance for the mind, a time of conversation and insight. Come for the food, stay for the spirit – we hope you will join us on this nourishing Shabbat morning journey!

Jan
8
Tue
Written Law Becomes Oral Law
Jan 8 @ 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.

Jan
9
Wed
Mussar in Practice: The Path of the Soul
Jan 9 @ 1:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Jewish life and practice can help us to see what really is and what really can be. We explore Jewish wisdom together about how to navigate through our lives and find fulfillment and well-being.

In our sanctuary, join me for a weekly drop-in where we will explore contemplative practices and exercises framed by a mussar (character) trait. The weekly trait will be noted in the weekly synagogue email. We will use the teachings of Mussar with mindfulness practices to create a weekly space for open approaching the multiple spiritual dimensions of Jewish tradition and Jewish living.

Pirkei Avot: A Dive Into the Ethics of Our Ancestors
Jan 9 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Pirkei Avot is often seen as a how-to guide for how we can live out best Jewish lives. Experience an in-depth study of the texts of Pirkei Avot, along with modern commentary for helping us determine how these ancient texts apply to us in the 21st century.

Hebrew Class for Adult B’nai Mitzvah
Jan 9 @ 11:30 pm - 1:00 am

A Hebrew class only for those who are participating in the Adult B’nai Mitzvah experience. This will be dedicated to both learning to decode Hebrew reading and learning Hebrew prayer.

Jan
10
Thu
Beginning Hebrew
Jan 10 @ 11:00 pm - 12:15 am

Learn to read Hebrew! No previous experience required. This class introduces the student to Hebrew letters and vowels, and broadens the student’s understanding of the use of Hebrew in Jewish life, ritual, study, and tradition. The student will learn to read Hebrew phonetically, to recognize common Hebrew roots used in prayer, and to write block letters. This course provides a foundation for the rest of our Hebrew classes. No prerequisites.

Text: Aleph Isn’t Tough: An Introduction to Hebrew for Adults ($18.95)

Biblical Hebrew 2
Jan 11 @ 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