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.
Dates: Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec. 4, 11, 18, Jan. 8, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 26, Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26, Apr. 9, 16, 23
Location: Temple Shaarei Shalom

10:30 AM
WOMEN’S TORAH STUDY
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. 6, 13, 20, Dec. 4, 11, 18, Jan. 8, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 26
Location: Temple Torat Emet

11:00 AM
THE SH’MA
Rabbi William Marder
We will learn more about the content of the Sh’ma, one of the key prayers of our service. We will  focus on the theology behind the prayer, the times it should be said and the core values are mentioned in it.
Dates: Jan. 8, 22, 29, Feb. 5
Location: Temple Torat Emet

1:00 PM
HEBREW POTPOURRI
Miriam Schaffer
This class will have the following components: A review of Hebrew decoding, basic vocabulary and beginning Conversational Hebrew. Additional book fee: $15.00.
Dates: Nov. 6, 13, 20, Dec. 4, 11, 18, Jan. 8, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 26, Mar. 5, 12, 19
Location: Temple Shaarei Shalom

2:00 PM
PRAYERBOOK HEBREW
Miriam Schaffer
Participants will work on fluency and understanding of the Friday evening and Shabbat morning prayers. Basic decoding skills are required. An additional book fee may apply.

Dates: Nov. 6, 13, 20, Dec. 4, 11, 18, Jan. 8, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 26, Mar. 5, 12, 19
Location: Temple Shaarei Shalom

2:00 PM
JEWISH BOOK CLUB
Janet Eskolsky Taubin
We will read and discuss the following books:

The Saturday Wife by Naomi Ragen
In a moment of panic, Delilah Levy decides to marry a sincere Rabbinical student.  But the reality of becoming a paragon of virtue for a demanding and hypocritical congregation leads Delilah into a vortex of shocking choices which spiral out of control.

Bee Season by Myla Goldberg
Eliza Naumann has no reason to believe she is anything but ordinary, especially after her teacher places her in a class for slow learners.  When a spelling bee threatens to reaffirm her mediocrity, Eliza amazes everyone:  she wins!  This new-found gift leads her in a new direction of Jewish mysticism and language.

The Covenant   Naomi Ragen
A scrupulously fair-minded and riveting tale of current Israel.  A deft mix of past and present.  It is a tribute to the power of friendship and the strength of love in the face of evil.
Dates: Jan. 22, Feb. 26, Mar. 19
Location: Temple Beth Tikvah