Adult Ed taught by David Lerner (Sundays)

Sunday, April 23, 10:10 am - 10:55 am

To register, or for information on these classes, please contact the instructor at:
Classes are held only on Sundays that SJS is in session

World of Jewish Learning has finished for the academic year.

Introductory Hebrew:
Hebrew meets this Sunday from 10:10 (room opens at 10:05) until 10:55, so students may attend the Yom HaShoah program in the Sanctuary at 11:00.  This will be the final session of Hebrew. 
Torah Trope Class begins Sunday, April 30.  Contact the instructor with any questions at


Click here for a pdf of our Beginning Hebrew textbook.

Class descriptions:
World of Jewish Learning
If it’s interesting, we study it. (Excluding the weekly Torah readings.) Please join us for our rigorous, but accessible study of topics that interest you. Past topics studied include:
 The Elijah story
 The story of Chanukkah, from history to legend
 Understanding Aleinu
 Archeology of the Galilee
 The origins of the Hebrew alphabet
 The Book of Job
 Everything you wanted to know and more about aliyot (Torah blessings)
 Tisha b’Av and the Book of Lamentations
 Understand Yizkor
 The Rosh haShanah Musaf service
 The Book of Jonah
 The history and rules of the reading of the haftarah
 The Book of Ruth
 The story of Deborah, in prose and poetry
 The Books of Ezra & Nehemiah
 Midrash on Sarah and Hagar, and New Testament reinterpretations
 Understanding Adon Olam

Beginning Hebrew
Please join members of the Am Yisrael community as we learn to read Hebrew.  We will meet weekly for this fun, easy, stress-free class.  This class is geared to both those who never learned to read Hebrew, and those who would like to brush up on their skills from the beginning.  Classes meet on Sundays (hybrid – in person and zoom simultaneously) and again on Tuesdays (zoom only, same material as Sunday).

These classes are offered free of charge for members of Am Yisrael Congregation. The Beginning Hebrew class is also open to non-member family and friends of Am Yisrael members. All materials will be provided (Hebrew students will be required to print out a 68-page pdf document as our textbook).