After dinner, grab some books from the library - Torah, commentaries, Midrash, Mishnah, Talmud, Zohar or anything that strikes your fancy - and dive in. You might come with a study partner, you might find a partner who wants to learn with you once you arrive. Rabbi Krishef will be here to help you find something to study, help you if you get stuck, or maybe even be your Hevruta (study partner) for a bit.
There is no charge (donations to defray the cost will be gratefully accepted), but please let Rabbi Krishef know if you are coming so he can prepare enough food.
*A Beit Midrash is a “House of Study.” Along with Beit Tefillah, House of Prayer, and Beit Kenesset, House of Meeting, it is one of the three primary functions of a synagogue - study, prayer, and social activities.
Wine! Cheese! Chocolate! Something for everybody!!
Congregation Ahavas Israel invites you to our next special community event, open to young adults (21-45) in the Jewish community:
An evening of Israeli Wine Tasting (paired with cheese and chocolate), with wine specialist Peter Eizel from Russo’s International Market on Saturday, January 27th, 7:00 p.m.
The cost is a suggested $10 donation per person or $18 per couple. We want to fill the synagogue with young Jewish singles and couples. If the cost is a barrier, send a private email to Rabbi Krishef. No one will be turned away.
We are pleased that Marni Vyn will once again be leading Tot Shabbat/Junior Congregation services this year. The schedule will be:
Are you interested in serious conversational Hebrew?
Taught by Rabbi David Krishef
Beginning Monday, November 6, 7:00- 8:15 p.m.
Cost: $70/members and B’nai Noah affiliates, $95/non-members (includes the cost of the SourceBook)
A basic introduction to Jewish history, beliefs, rituals, holidays, and life cycle celebrations. Taught in partnership with the Miller Introduction to Judaism Program of American Jewish University. The syllabus can be download here or call the office to have it emailed/mailed to you.
Rabbi Krishef’s study groups:
• Thursday Tanakh study, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Schuler Books and Music, 28th St. (either in the back of the store or in the café). We are studying the book of I Samuel. Exciting narrative! Intrigue! Politics! Backstabbing! Join us.
• Jewish mysticism/Zohar study group, Mondays, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Ahavas Israel library. We are reading through Daniel Matt’s translation and commentary of the Zohar. Currently, we are finishing Parashat Hayyei Sarah.