August – September 2019
Virginia has a special place in the story of American racism. In May 2019, Rabbi Holzman went on a clergy pilgrimmage across the Commonwealth to encounter people and places that tell this story. How can our location help us grow as citizens and human beings, as we explore this difficult topic?
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!
Text: Mishkan HaNefesh (prayer books for Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah)
This class will focus on reading and understanding the prayers and the prayer variations that are unique to the High Holidays. We will look at key vocabulary words, the meaning and context for the prayers, as well as practice reading in Hebrew. Prayers covered will include Avinu Malkeinu, Zokreinu, Untaneh Tokef, Kol Nidre, and Pitchui Li.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with Hebrew alphabet and ability to read Hebrew phonetically (Beginning Hebrew or equivalent)
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 2 or equivalent. Familiarity with Hebrew grammar and the pa’al, piel, and hifeil verb forms.