Monday Courses

10:00 AM
ADVANCED CONVERSATIONAL HEBREW
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. (Please note that there may be an additional fee for materials)
Dates: Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10, 17, Jan. 7, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 25, Mar. 4, 11 18, 25, Apr.1, 8, 15
Location: Temple Shaarei Shalom

11:00 AM
FUN DISCOVERING THE ORIGINS OF WORDS AND PHRASES
Stu Lieberman
This is a one-time program in which we will discuss commonly used terms and phrases and how they came to be used. Come and have some fun.
Hint:  What is Coney Island?
Date: Dec. 17
Location: Temple Torat Emet

11:00 AM
JEWISH PRAYER
Rabbi William Marder
We will continue to look at the parts of the Jewish prayer service with a concentration on the following:
Tachanun – one of the sections of the daily morning service
Torah Prayer – what is read and why
Unetaneh Tokef  & Kol Nidre – central to the High Holidays
Dates: Jan. 7, 14, 28, Feb. 4                                                                                                                                                                      Location: Temple Torat Emet

11:30 AM
BEGINNING CONVERSATIONAL HEBREW
Naomi Malakoff
Participants will learn key Hebrew words and phrases to be able to start simple conversations. Topics included will be: Personal introduction, foods, weather, numbers, key phrases and questions for travel to Israel. A basic knowledge of Hebrew decoding is helpful. (Please note that there may be an additional book or material fee)
Dates: Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10, 17, Jan. 7, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11
Location: Temple Shaarei Shalom

11:30 AM
JERRY LEWIS
Cantor Irv Grossman
Rare video footage of Jerry Lewis’s Jewish roots and how his Jewishness affected his comedy.
Date: Feb. 4
Location: Temple Beth Tikvah

1:00 PM
A TASTE OF YIDDISH
Marilyn Silberstein
Learn a little, speak a little and sing a little. All material is transliterated. Come and enjoy our “Mama Lashon”.
Dates: Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28
Location: Temple Shaarei Shalom

2:00 PM
JEWISH BOOK CLUB
Janet Eskolsky Taubin
The Ladies Auxiliary by Tova  Mirvis
When free-spirited Batsheva moves into the close knit Orthodox community of Memphis, TN, the already precarious relationship between the Ladies Auxiliary and their teenage daughters is shaken to the core.
Slow Motion by Dani Shapiro
Slow Motion is a candid memoir of a misspent life resurrected from the ruins of a devastating tragedy. Shapiro writes with an eviscerating raw honesty about the wrong turns and mistakes she made.
The Color of Water by James McBride.
This is a story about keeping on and not being a victim. As Mc Bride describes the chaotic life in a family of fourteen- you can almost feel the teasing, the yelling and the love.
Dates: Jan. 21, Feb. 25, Mar.18
Location: Temple Beth Tikvah