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Weekly Classes

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Dr. William Major Memorial Advanced Shiur in Talmud
Sunday mornings following 8:30 am services and breakfast
Taught by Rabbi Dr. Jeremy Wieder

Continuing our study of Masekhet Avodah Zarah with its classical commentaries.

Exploring Jewish Thought
Mondays at 8:30 am
Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz

What is the foundation of ethics? How did Orthodox Jews understand the Holocaust? Dive deeply into questions of Jewish philosophy and wrestle with challenging ideas. Appropriate for intellectually curious students of any background. Translated texts provided.

Jewish Learning Institute (JLI): Worrier to Warrior
Mondays at 7:00 pm
Rabbi Elie Weinstock
Start date: November 11

Parsha Foundations
Tuesdays at 8:15 am
Rabbi Elie Weinstock

Jewish Letters Through the Ages
Tuesdays at 6:30 pm
Rabbi Yossi Weiser

What a Parsha!
Tuesdays at 7:15 pm
Rabbi Yossi Weiser

For the Love of God
Tuesdays at 7:00 pm
Rabbi Meyer Laniado

What is the Jewish concept of God, life purpose, holiness, spirituality, angels, prophecy, free will, the afterlife and reward, and punishment? We will also explore the numerous laws around idol worship, identifying what it is, and whether or not it still exists in our modern world. By the end of the series we will have developed a clear paradigm of Judaism, understanding our unique view of God, the world, and our life purpose.

The Book of Bamidbar with Rashi
Tuesdays at 8:00 pm
Martin Kaufman

Study the text of the Chumash along with Rashi’s commentary to enhance your textual knowledge and better understand Rashi’s methodology. 

Women’s Parshat Hashavua
Wednesdays at 8:30 am
Rabbi Haskel Lookstein

Crash Course in Hebrew Reading
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

Sara Rosen
Fall/Winter: Starting September 11

Spring: Starting March 4

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
Wednesdays at 7:30 pm
Sara Rosen

Fall/Winter: Starting September 11
Spring: Starting March 4

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.

Contemporary Halakhic Issues
Wednesdays at 9:30 pm
Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz

An in depth look at some of the most fascinating halakhic responsa of the 20th century.

Prophetic Women–“Kings One: David and Batsheva, The Finale”
Thursdays at 8:30 am
Dr. Shera Aranonoff Tuchman

Following the  Batsheva - King David episode, Batsheva all but disappears in the Early Prophets, as King David’s monarchy is beset by attempted coups  from his sons. A decade later, Amnon and Avshalom are dead, and on his deathbed, King David is poised to name Solomon, a son with  Batsheva, as King. As another son, Adoniyahu, attempts his coup to be crowned King, Batsheva, the Queen, a much less studied narrative, once again takes center stage. We will study the classic commentaries, with relevant Midrashic and Talmudic sources to try to understand this complicated and fascinating woman.

Meaningful Jewish Living
Thursday at 7:00 pm
Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz, Rabi Ellie Weinstock and Rabbi Daniel & Rachel Kraus

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.

Sat, August 8 2020 18 Av 5780