Monday Courses

10:00 AM
Naomi Malakoff
Participants will learn phrases, expressions, words and day-to-day Hebrew conversation in order to build solid language skills. Classes will include video news clips and Hebrew news. We will base the class on the knowledge and ability level of the participants. A solid basic knowledge of Hebrew is helpful. (Additional Material fee of $10.00)
Dates: Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25, Dec. 2, 9, 16, Jan. 6, 13, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 24, Mar. 2, 9 16, 23, Apr. 6, 20, 27
Location: Temple Shaarei Shalom

10:30 AM
Jan Courte
Examine the portion of the week (Parashat Ha’Shavua) using Eitz Chaim, our Chumash (Bible) and other commentators. No Hebrew required but helpful. Women only. Come grapple with the texts and deepen your understanding.
Dates: Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25, Dec. 2, 9, 16, Jan. 6, 13, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 24,
Location: Temple Torat Emet

10:30 AM
Cantor Grossman
Learn how to chant the Haftarah portions. A knowledge of Hebrew required.
Dates: Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Location: Temple Beth Tikvah

11:00 AM
Cantor Grossman
“He did it his way”: A short lecture by Cantor Grossman and his relationship to Israel.
Date: Feb. 24
Location: Temple Beth Tikvah

11:30 AM
THREE EMINENT GERMAN JEWS: Their lives and legacies
Rabbi Marder
This mini-series will examine the lives of: Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig and Rabbi Leo Baeck. We will look at the personal examples they set for their generation as well as the legacy they have left for us today.
Dates: Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Feb. 10
Location: Temple Torat Emet

1:00 PM
Facilitated by Judy Kirschner
Jan. 6 “Gentlemen’s Agreement”
Jan. 13 “The Pawnbroker”
Jan. 27 “Body and Soul”
Feb.  3 “The Dybbuk”
Location: Temple Beth Tikvah

2:00 PM
Miriam Schaffer
If you don’t know an Alef from a Bet, or just need a refresher to be able to decode Hebrew prayers, this course is for you. Additional book fee applies.
Dates: Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25. Dec. 16, Jan. 6, 13, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 24
Location: Temple Shaarei Shalom                                          

2:00 – 4:00 PM
WINE, WOMEN & TORAH; The Hebrew Poetry of Medieval Spain”
Facilitated by Robert Altabet, lay Torah scholar
A fascinating educational Soiree Lecture with refreshments: wine, cheese and crackers.
Our poets of Judaic liturgical pieces in the siddur also did lots of secular poetry about love, wine and women. These pieces are in the Sephardic liturgy, in traditional Ashkenazi liturgy and also in Conservative and Reform liturgy, (a surprising amount in the earliest Reform prayer books). The lecture includes conversation and handouts for a sing-along of some of the most well-known piutim.
*$5 admission to cover refreshments
Date: Jan. 27
Location: Temple Shaarei Shalom