Educational programming at our Congregation offers opportunities for congregants to engage in a journey of learning and spiritual growth. Members of all ages are challenged to think, question and contribute creatively to our common journey. Programs include Hebrew, Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Louchheim, Introduction to Judaism, Book Club, Torah Study, and much more.
Part I: Sundays beginning February 3; 11:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.
Taught by Cantor Janece Cohen
Have you always wished you could follow along more easily in the prayer book? Is your son or daughter coming home from Hebrew School needing help with their homework, and you just don’t know how to help? Now’s your chance to learn! Start at the very beginning, and learn enough to read along at services. No prior knowledge of Hebrew required.
Part II: Thursdays beginning January 17; 5:30 p.m. to 6:20 p.m.
Taught by Sarah Bollt
This class continues where Part I left off. We will start with a review of the letters and vowels learned in the first semester. Not sure which level you should take? Give us a call and we’ll help you decide!
Sundays twice monthly, 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
See below for complete class schedule.
Taught by Rabbi Thomas Louchheim & Cantor Janece Cohen
- What does it mean to be a Jew?
- What are Jewish values?
- How does Judaism differ from Christianity and Islam?
- What are the differences between Reform, Orthodox, and Conservative Judaism?
- What do Jews believe about God?
- How are American Jews connected to Israel?
- From cradle to grave, what are the ways Jews observe the life cycle?
Explore the answers to these questions and more.
Saturdays beginning February 16; 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Taught by Sarah Bollt
Very little emphasis today is placed on studying the Prophets; yet we read selections from these books every week. Using a modern commentary, we will spend the first hour studying the weekly selection from the Prophets, and those who stay for the second portion of the class will learn the cantillation system for these texts. Torah Cantillation is a prerequisite for studying Haftarah Cantillation. No prior experience necessary for text study.
Mondays beginning October 8, 2018
12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Bring a lunch and join Rabbi Louchheim in a weekly discussion on the classic book by Dennis Prager and Joseph Telushkin, The Nine Questions People Ask About Judaism. If you want to find out more about the nature of Judaism and how it can connect with the rest of your life, this is the class for you.