Mar
10
Sun
Tanakh Chevruta
Mar 10 @ 2:40 pm - 4:00 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.

 

Israel Movie Series
Mar 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Explore Israel though the movies! We will watch a different movie each week, exploring different themes of Israel and Judaism, all the while experiencing various genres of movies.

This class will meet Sundays February 3, March 10, April 7, and May 5.

February 3: The Women’s Balcony

March 10: In Between (Bar Bahar)

April 7: Hunting Elephants

May 5: A Tale of Love and Darkness

Mar
12
Tue
Advanced Modern Hebrew
Mar 12 @ 11:15 pm - 12:15 am

Instructor: Yehudit Shem-Tov-Gerrig
Time: Tuesdays, February 5-April 9, 7:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m.
Fee: Member $110, Non-Members $154, free for Tamid students. Minimum 5 students.
Text: Brandeis Modern Hebrew ($82, free PDF text available)
Registration required. Click here to register.

This course will focus on gaining vocabulary and confidence with modern Hebrew, and on recognizing and using Hebrew grammar.

Prerequisites: Intermediate Modern Hebrew I or equivalent. At least one year previous instruction with conversational Hebrew and familiarity with basic verb forms.

Mar
13
Wed
Mussar in Practice: The Path of the Soul
Mar 13 @ 12:45 pm - 1:15 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
Mar 13 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 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.

Beginning Hebrew
Mar 13 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Instructor: Yehudit Shem-Tov-Gerrig
Time: Wednesdays, February 6-April 10, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Fee: Members $110, Non-Members $154, free for Tamid students. Minimum 5 students.
Text: Aleph Isn’t Tough: An Introduction to Hebrew for Adults ($18.95)
Registration required. Click here to register.

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.

Hebrew Class for Adult B’nai Mitzvah
Mar 13 @ 10:30 pm - 12:00 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.

Beginning Hebrew
Mar 13 @ 11:00 pm - 12:00 am

Instructor: Yehudit Shem-Tov-Gerrig
Time: Wednesdays, February 6-April 10, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Fee: Members $110, Non-Members $154, free for Tamid students. Minimum 5 students.
Text: Aleph Isn’t Tough: An Introduction to Hebrew for Adults ($18.95)
Registration required. Click here to register.

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.

Mar
14
Thu
Prayer Hebrew 1: Sh’ma and Its Blessings
Mar 14 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Instructor: Elizabeth Lacher
Time: Thursdays, February 7-May 30, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Fee: Members $110, Non-Members $154, free for Tamid students
Text: Hineni: Prayer Hebrew for Adults ($22.95)
Registration required. Click here to register.

The emphasis of these classes is on improving prayer fluency, the acquisition of basic prayer vocabulary, and understanding the structure of the prayer service. Each class will focus on one section of the prayer service, and may include additional prayers as desired by the students.

Prerequisites: Beginning Hebrew or equivalent. Knowledge of the Hebrew alphabet and basic pronunciation.

Biblical Hebrew 2
Mar 14 @ 11:15 pm - 12:15 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