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Lectures and Course 2017 - 2018

Jewish Learning Institute (JLI)
Mondays at 7:00 pm
Rabbi Elie Weinstock

JLI is a creative presentation of traditional Judaism in a highly professional, innovative, academically rigorous yet accessible format.

Cost: $79 per course ($135 per couple)
No one will be turned away due to lack of funds


Meaningful Jewish Living
Thursdays at 7:00 pm
Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz, Rabbi Elie Weinstock and Rabbi Daniel and Rachel Kraus

3,300 years of Jewish tradition in 25 weeks: A comprehensive year-long course covering major themes in Jewish law, practice, and thought. Explore how a 5,000 year old religion is more relevant today than ever before. This course is open to all who wish to deepen their knowledge and review the fundamentals of Jewish thought and practice. This course is also ideal for those considering conversion. A handout of sources and readings will accompany each topic. Refreshments will be served!

Crash Course in Basic Judaism – 3 classes starting Oct. 26
Jewish Time – Nov 16
Lifecycle & Jewish Home – 2 classes starting Nov. 30
Ritual Objects – Dec. 14
Shabbat – 3 classes starting Jan 4
Jewish Literacy - People of the Book – 4 classes starting Jan. 25
Jewish Ethics – Feb. 22
Kashrut – 2 classes starting March 8
Fundamentals of Faith - March 22
Jewish History – 4 classes starting April 12
Judaism Today – 3 classes starting May 10

Weekly Classes

See here for more details on weekly classes.

Parsha Foundations
Tuesdays at 8:15 am
Rabbi Elie Weinstock
 

Drash and Nosh
Tuesday at 6:30 pm
Rabbi Yossi Weiser

Feed the body, mind and soul with Torah and light dinner.
 

Ramban al ha-Torah: The Commentary of Nachmanides
Tuesdays at 8:00 pm
Martin Kaufman

This class will focus on Sefer Bereishit (the Book of Genesis) where Ramban develops his classic theories of Man, Jewish Nationhood and History, and basic theological issues such as Free Will, the Soul, Pre-destination, Divine Governance, the Existence of Evil, and more.Ramban develops his classic theories of Man, Jewish Nationhood and History, and basic theological issues such as Free Will, the Soul, Pre-destination, Divine Governance, the Existence of Evil, and more.
 

Crash Course in Hebrew Reading
Fall: Wednesdays, Starting October 18 at 6:30 pm
Winter: Wednesdays, Starting January 3 at 6:30 pm
Sara Rosen

This popular series of classes enables those with no previous background in Hebrew to learn to read Hebrew in just a short time.
 

Prayerbook Hebrew
Fall: Wednesdays, Starting October 18 at 7:30 pm
Spring: Wednesdays, Starting January 3 at 7:30 pm
Sara Rosen

Designed for those with some ability to read Hebrew, students practice reading skills using the siddur and other Jewish texts. Special emphasis is placed on becoming fluent in the daily prayers and traditional tunes of Jewish liturgy.

Co-sponsored by NJOP.


Studies in the Weekly Portion
Thursdays at 8:00 pm
Taught by Sam Berkovitz

Explore the profound insights and relevance of our tradition derived from the weekly Torah reading as it is filtered through the prism of classical Jewish commentaries of the last 2,500 years.

Holiday Workshops | 2017 - 2018

Taught by Rabbi Daniel and Rachel Kraus

Prepare for the each of holiday with this two part series.

7:00 - 8:00 pm: Examine the laws and customs of each holiday.

8:00 – 9:00 pm: Take a deeper dive into the mystical aspects of the holidays.

See HERE for full Schedule.

Thu, June 21 2018 8 Tammuz 5778