with Elizabeth Lacher
Thursdays, October 24 through December 19, no class November 28 (Thanksgiving)
Text: Hineni: Prayerbook Hebrew for Adults
Optional: Mishkan Tefilah: Shabbat (no transliteration)
$55 for members, $77 for non-members
This class will take place in the Conference Room.
Registration is required. Minimum 7 students.
The emphasis of Prayer Hebrew 1 is on improving prayer fluency, the acquisition of basic prayer vocabulary, and understanding the structure of the prayer service. The course will begin with a review of basic reading rules and include a mix of “simple” and more complex prayers. Each class will focus on a section of the prayer service and may also include additional prayers as desired by the students. Students may repeat as often as needed to gain confidence in the prayers. Prayers covered: Avot v’imahot, Gevurot, Kedusha, Kedushat HaYom, Avodah, Hoda’ah, Birkat Shalom.
Prerequisites: Ability to read Hebrew phonetically (Beginning Hebrew or equivalent)