Adult Ed taught by David Lerner (Sundays and Tuesdays)

Sunday, October 23, 10:10 am - 11:30 am

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Classes are held only on Sundays that SJS is in session (and the following Tuesdays)

World of Jewish Learning
Sunday 10:10 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.: Room 4 and via zoom
Beginning Sunday October 23

Beginning Hebrew: choose one of two class sessions (the Tuesday class will cover the same
material as the previous Sunday class)
Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.: Room 4 and via zoom
Tuesday 7:30 p.m. – 8:10 p.m.: via zoom only
Beginning Sunday October 30 and Tuesday November 1

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 64-page pdf document as our textbook).