Tuesday Courses

9:30 AM
TORAH TROPE- CANTILLATION FOR BIBLE CHANTING
Michael Klein
Learn basic trope (cantillation) to help you read and participate in reading from the Torah as well as Haftarah portions.
Dates: Nov. 6, 13, 20, Dec. 4
Location: Temple Torat Emet

10:30 AM
JEWISH HISTORY ALIVE
Rabbi Howard Shub
To understand what it means to be Jewish today and to look into the Jewish future, it is imperative for us to know Jewish history. Come and join us for a journey through the history of the Jewish people as we explore the origins of our people in the Biblical period, travel with our sages during the Middle Ages, cross the oceans into the New World and go into modern times.
Dates: Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29
Location:  Temple Beth Tikvah

11:00 AM – 12:30 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: Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Jan. 8, Feb. 5, Mar. 5
Location: Temple Shaarei Shalom

12:00 PM
MIDRASH RABBAH
Rabbi Anthony Fratello
An Opening Look at Genesis Rabbah, the First Collection of Aggadic Midrash.  A special focus of attention will be on the stories of our Matriarchs and Patriarchs and their efforts to make personal connections with God.
Dates: Oct 30, Nov. 6, 13, 27, Dec. 4, 11, 18, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26.
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. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Jan. 8, Feb. 5, Mar. 5
Location: Temple Shaarei Shalom

1:15 PM
ADAPTATION VS. ASSIMILATION
Howard Lynne
This is a Jewish History course looking at how Jews survived during several periods of history such as the Babylonian era, Roman times, Middle Ages and more.
(Please note that this course is also taught as an evening session at Temple Torat Emet)
Dates: Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29
Location: Temple Shaarei Shalom

1:15 PM
SACRED CHOICES
Rabbi Richard Address
Modern medicine has extended life so much, that we are faced with new situations. In this class we will discuss how Jewish texts can show us a way to deal with some of these changes. We will look at what the texts say about topics such as co-habitation, accepting terminal diagnosis and redefining adultery in light of Alzheimer’s and dementia. For more information check out: www.Jewishsacredaging.com.
Dates: Feb. 5, 12, 19
Location: Temple Shaarei Shalom

7:00 PM
JEWISH UNDERSTANDING OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
Rabbi Michael Simon
A study of selected passages from the New Testament to understand the Jewish background of Jesus and his teachings, how Judaism influenced early Christianity and how the New Testament painted Jews and Judaism leading to centuries of anti-Semitic activity
Dates: Oct. 30, Nov. 13, Nov. 27, Dec.4
Location: Temple Beth Kodesh

7:00 PM
ADAPTATION VS. ASSIMILATION
Howard Lynne
This is a Jewish History course looking at how Jews survived during several periods of history such as the Babylonian era, Roman times, Middle ages and more.
Dates: Jan. 22, 29 Feb. 19, 26
Location: Temple Torat Emet