Feb
14
Thu
Introduction to Islam
Feb 14 @ 11:30 pm - 1:00 am

Instructors: Leaders from the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center
Time: Thursdays, January 31, February 7, 14, 21, and 28; 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Location: NVHC

Join leaders from the ADAMS Center to explore the fundamentals of the Islamic faith and culture. The last session of this class will be a joint Q&A panel with Rabbis Holzman and Wainer and leaders from ADAMS.

Biblical Hebrew 2
Feb 15 @ 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

Feb
15
Fri
Heschel on the Prophets
Feb 15 @ 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.

Feb
16
Sat
Shabbat Sustenance– For the Body, Soul, and Mind
Feb 16 @ 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!

Feb
19
Tue
Advanced Modern Hebrew
Feb 20 @ 12:15 am - 1:15 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.

Feb
20
Wed
Mussar in Practice: The Path of the Soul
Feb 20 @ 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.

Beginning Hebrew
Feb 20 @ 11:00 pm - 12:00 am

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.

Beginning Hebrew
Feb 21 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 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.

Feb
21
Thu
Prayer Hebrew 1: Sh’ma and Its Blessings
Feb 21 @ 11:00 pm - 12:00 am

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.

Introduction to Islam
Feb 21 @ 11:30 pm - 1:00 am

Instructors: Leaders from the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center
Time: Thursdays, January 31, February 7, 14, 21, and 28; 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Location: NVHC

Join leaders from the ADAMS Center to explore the fundamentals of the Islamic faith and culture. The last session of this class will be a joint Q&A panel with Rabbis Holzman and Wainer and leaders from ADAMS.