Tuesday Courses

9:30 AM
LITURGICAL MUSIC AND SPIRITUALITY
Rabbi Aviva Bass
In this eight-week course, we will explore how liturgical music may inform our worship experience. Utilizing the Divrei Shir adult education curriculum by the URJ as well as other resources, Rabbi Bass will provide listening opportunities and study of the relationship between text, music and prayer.
Dates:  Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 27, Mar. 6, 13
Location: Temple Sinai of Palm Beach County

9:30 AM
TORAH TROPE- CANTILLATION FOR BIBLE CHANTING
Michael Klein
Dates: Nov. 7, 21, Dec. 5, 19, Jan. 9, 23
Location: Temple Torat Emet

10:30 AM
WHAT IS ZIONISM?
Rabbi Howard Shub
The word, “Zionism” is one of the most misunderstood words in contemporary jargon. This course will explore the various meanings of “Zionism” as it has developed, especially over the past 150 years. We will examine the origins and multi-dimensional philosophies of Zionism and in the process, achieve a greater understanding of the modern State of Israel and of our own Jewish identity.
Dates: Oct.  24, 31, Nov. 7, 14
Location:  Temple Beth Tikvah

10:30 AM
SHLOMO CARLEBACH – THE MAN AND HIS MUSIC
Cantor Irving Grossman
Listen and discuss the music of famed rabbi, composer and singer Shlomo Carlebach.
Date: Dec. 5
Location: Temple Beth Tikvah

10:30 AM
TURNING POINTS
Rabbi Nissim Wernick
There are times and events in Jewish history that changed the destiny of Judaism. This course attempts to identify these events. If these events had not occurred, Judaism would not be what it is today.
Dates: Feb. 13, 20, 27, Mar. 6
Location: Temple Beth Tikvah

12:00 PM
MIDRASH, YEAR 2
Rabbi Anthony Fratello
We will continue to study excerpts from Midrash Tanchuma, which is one of the most well-known collections of Midrashim on the Torah. We will take a close look at how the Midrash expounds upon some familiar Biblical Stories.
Dates: Oct. 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14, 28, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb.  6, 13, 27, Mar. 6, 13, 27
Location: Temple Shaarei Shalom

1:00 PM
THE BOOK OF EXODUS (SHEMOT)
Fran Townes
We will be studying the Book of Exodus line by line in English with the Plaut translation and using the Melton method of study.
Dates: Nov. 7, 14, 28, Dec. 5, 12. 19, Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 27, Mar. 6, 13, 20.
Location: Temple Shaarei Shalom

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
VIVA LADINO
Facilitated by Dianne Mortensen and Miriam Behar
A language study group for Ladino, which is based on medieval Castilian Spanish with words and phrases from lands of Sephardic history – Hebrew, Arabic, Turkish, French, Greek and Italian.  This is a fun, classroom-setting activity using a variety of instructional and cultural resources to gain or improve one’s skills at reading, writing and speaking the Ladino language.Knowledge of Spanish helpful.  Echar Lashon members are encouraged to attend.
Dates: Nov. 21, Dec. 19, Jan. 23, Feb. 27, Mar. 27
Location: Temple Shaarei Shalom

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
ECHAR LASHON KON VIVA LADINO
Facilitated by Esther Herskovitz and Miriam Behar
Immerse yourself in the language of the Sephardim.  This is a social and cultural gathering for new and native Ladino speakers who meet in friendship to encourage the continuance of this rich, expressive language. Viva Ladino students are encouraged to attend. A $1 donation is suggested, but not required, to cover coffee and cake.
Dates: Oct. 24, Nov. 7, Dec. 5, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, Mar. 13, Apr. 10, May 8
Location: Temple Shaarei Shalom

2:00 PM
HISTORY OF ISRAEL: Biblical times to British Mandate
Richard Townes
The land we call Israel has had many names. For example Canaan, Judah, Samaria and many more. It also has had many conquerors  and governments, each of which has left its mark. This course will give you a brief overview of the story of the land from pre-historic times to the end of the British Mandate.
Dates: Nov. 7, 14, 28, Dec. 5, 12. 19, Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 27, Mar. 6, 13, 20.
Location: Temple Shaarei Shalom 

7:00 PM
ISRAELI DANCE
Herb Cohen
In this class you will learn many early dances of Israel as well as more contemporary ones. The class is for both beginners and those who with some experience. Participants will be provided with a  CD that includes  the music for all the dances that are taught.
Dates: Dec. 12, 19, 26, Jan. 9, 23, 30, Feb. 13, 20, 27, Mar. 13, 20, 27
Location: Temple Sinai of Palm Beach County

7:00 PM
JEWS IN THE NEWS
Rabbi Michael Simon
We will discuss current issues, topics and people of concern and interest to the Jewish community that are in the news,  especially political, religious, cultural, and Israel related news
Dates: Oct. 24, Nov. 7, 14, Dec. 5, 19, Jan. 9, 23, Feb. 6, 20, Mar. 13
Location: Temple Beth Kodesh