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Classes begin Monday, November 5.
LEARNERS MAARIV - 7:15-7:30 PM Instructors: Monday Night Faculty
A learn how to lead Maariv service for those who wish to lead Maariv and for those who simply want to learn how to daven Maariv. The weekday Maariv is the shortest and easiest of the three regular services to learn to lead. All are welcome to join. We have transliterated versions of the service for those who do not read Hebrew, so that will not be an obstacle.
HEBREW READING 101 - 7:30-8:30 PM Instructor: Dana Levine
Have you always wanted to read Hebrew but never had the time? Are you frustrated because you'd like to participate more during services but your Hebrew reading is not up-to-snuff? Are you considering conversion to Judaism and want to learn some of Judaism's most basic prayers? If any of the above apply to you, then this is the class for you! We'll be learning the Alef-Bet (Hebrew for Alphabet) using a method designed for adults. Every two or three pages, we'll be learning another word, or two! Using Rabbi Noah Golinkin's classic book, Shalom Aleichem, we will learn all the letters and many words in the Siddur, the Jewish prayer book. We will learn important Hebrew prayers like Shema, Aleinu, Kiddush and more. It's never too late to learn!
Introduction to the Talmud (continued) - 7:30-8:30 PM Instructor: Rabbi Mitch Levine
Once upon a time, all of the real estate surrounding the Mediterranean Sea was dominated by Rome. Of the scores of tribes, city-states and kingdoms conquered by Rome, only two cultures survived, and they even flourished. One was the culture of Greece, and the other our Judaic heritage. Thrust by war and politics into a world consisting of Greek culture backed up by Roman muscle, the rabbis of the Talmud relentlessly devoted themselves to the invention and reinvention of Judaism as they negotiated the new reality. In this course, we will continue our encounter with key rabbinic leaders and their interactions, beginning where we left off last spring.
Learning to Leyn: Torah Reading for Beginners - 7:30-8:30 PM Instructor: Leah Weintraub
Are you in awe of those who can read from the Torah without vowels, and chant so well? Have you wondered if you too could learn how to do so? did you learn how to chant as a child and have not used your skills since? Would you like to be able to chant a portion of the reading at your child's Bar/Bat Mitzvah? In this class, students will learn the proper way to chant from the Torah. We will also learn how the melody gives meaning to the text. Students must be able to read Hebrew; fluency is not a prerequisite.
Mishnah Comes Alive - 7:30-8:30 PM Instructor: Ed Frankel
Using materials developed for the Rabin Mishnah Study Group, Ed Frankel will be teaching Mishnah from the perspective of Conservative Judaism, focusing on the implications of the rabbinic texts, the realities of life in the Land of Israel during the rabbinic era, and the personalities of the Sages. Studies will commence with an exploration of Taanit.
PREPARE FOR AN ADULT BAT MITZVAH!
7:45-8:30 PM Instructor: Karen Elson
If you have always wanted to have a Bat Mitzvah but never had the opportunity, this class is for you!
Students will prepare for and share parts of the service for a Bat Mitzvah in the spring.
For more information about classes, contact Naomi Kurland, 237-2747, ext. 17 or email email@example.com.