Throughout the year, Temple Beth El will provide a number of different and engaging 4-6 week courses on a particular Jewish theme. Past courses include: Introduction to Kabbalah; A Journey through the Prayer book; Preparing for Passover; The Deeper Meaning of Shabbat.
Furthermore, Rabbi Briskin facilitates a number of one-session programs that explore Jewish holidays, and other Jewish themed topics of general interest.
Reform Responsa with Rabbi Briskin.
First and Third Thursdays
4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Library
Join us as we explore responsa literature (questions and answers) that provides a historical Jewish legal framework to pressing ritual and ethical questions of the day. This class is ongoing.
All are welcome. New responsa are studied each session. Contact Rabbi Briskin for more information.
Making Prayer Real
20 Nights, beginning October 23
Join Rabbi Briskin for a 20 week exploration of the meaning of personal prayer and communal prayer in our lives. (See his bulletin article on page 3 for a full description of the course).
The Making Prayer Real class meets about three times per month on beginning October 23 and continuing through the end of May, 2013.
A commitment to the entire class is expected. We request a suggested donation of $100 for TBE members and $150 for non-members, payable at once or in installments.
Beginning Hebrew Reading
Thursday evenings in 2013
April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6 & 13
Debi Rowe leads this nine-session course for those interested in learning Hebrew, but have no previous background, or for those who want to “begin again.” Students will learn to sound out all Hebrew consonants and vowels, and develop a fluency in recognizing recurring siddur words and roots. Our text uses an active Jewish and siddur vocabulary to give students the tools to be successful Hebrew readers.
This class fulfills the Hebrew pre-requisite for Adult B’nai Mitzvah.