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.
We are beginning with a monthly Kabbalat Shabbat service on the first Shabbat of the month at 6:00 p.m., starting November 3. If you have been wishing for such a service, please come to support it. If you have never welcomed Shabbat with Kabbalat Shabbat, a service deeply rooted in the mystical tradition, please join us to learn about it. From November to September, the time will remain although the event or style of the program will change.
We are pleased that Marni Vyn will once again be leading Tot Shabbat/Junior Congregation services this year. The schedule will be:
The Beit Midrash* dinners will return on Monday, January 22nd.
Part social, part learning, Rabbi Krishef invites you to drop by the synagogue beginning at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and Torah. 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.
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.
BETZALEL ART GROUP, Thursdays, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m., room #1
Join the fun at the Betzalel Art Group and be inspired by others as you work on your own projects. Bring your fiber art project or oil painting or any other art or craft you enjoy doing. Everyone is welcome. This is an open and flexible group, so come as your schedule allows.