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Adult Education—Ongoing Weekly Classes

Torah Study: (Rotating Clergy)


Our robust Torah Study group meets every Saturday at 9:00am in-person and on Zoom. We have just begun a triennial reading that will be completed contiguously. Meaning, we will spend three weeks in a row on every single Torah portion to give us the time to do a more in-depth study. Each week Torah Study ends with a short D’var Torah on the weekly Torah portion presented by members of the group.

Join this gathering in person or via Zoom

No registration necessary. 

The Prophets Study Group

Weekly at Noon on Wednesdays
Starts Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Journey with us through the adventure of the books of the Prophets! Explore the wisdom and folly of the Judges. Read the story of the rise and fall of the Israelite kings. Gain understanding through the insight of the prophets, as relevant to our society today as it was thousands of years ago. The Study Group will meet with Rabbi Mates-Muchin weekly at noon on Wednesdays beginning on January 4th. All sessions will be over Zoom. No previous study is required. 

Join this gathering via Zoom here.
Meeting ID: 817 8188 4064

Adult Hebrew

Adult Hebrew Classes Restart September 6, 11 and 12, 2023

No matter your age or aptitude, you too can learn Hebrew and increase your engagement in Jewish worship and tradition. Students at appropriate level are welcome anytime and fees will be prorated.
All classes will meet weekly for eleven sessions of 1.25 hours on Zoom. Full price (including textbook and tuition) is $195 for Adult Hebrew. Students can join anytime, fees will be prorated. For questions about classes or what level might be appropriate, please contact Elaine Bachrach.

Total Beginners' Hebrew for Adults (Class G)
Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:45pm 
Begins Wednesday, September 6

Irrespective of your ultimate goal (Modern conversation or Prayerbook/Torah reading and service participation), you will need to be able to decode: know the alphabet, and vowels, and be able to blend them to get to word recognition and use. This class emphasizes Learning to Decode: Recognition of Alphabet, Starter Vocabulary, Basic blessings, and will also introduce basic grammatical structures of Hebrew, some history and basic Judaica as needed.

Continuing Prayerbook Hebrew Class (Class E)
Mondays 6:30 – 7:45pm 
Begins Monday, September 11

Students can mostly decode the letters and vowels.  Heavy review of decoding,  reading comprehension of basic blessings and prayers, learning chants (as desired) for a few basic prayers, and  studying the various rubrics and prayers of the Shabbat service: the Shema and Its Blessings, the Amidah, the Torah service. Newcomers (even rusty ones) who can decode are welcome.

Modern Hebrew Conversation (Class F)
Tuesdays 5:00 – 6:15pm 
Begins Tuesday, September 12

Basic common interest conversational topics and structures: family, daily activities, descriptions and observations. Minimal grammar; Informal Q and A with lots of practice and useful vocabulary. Simple stories. Hebrew reading (decoding) is needed.

Register for all Sessions Here.


Sat, September 23 2023 8 Tishrei 5784