2014 05 31 Adult Bnai Mitzvah 001LIFELONG LEARNING

Our Lifelong Learning program is for families and adults of all ages, and is designed to accommodate both those who work and those with more flexible schedules

BEGINNERS HEBREW

Designed for those with little or no previous exposure to Hebrew, this introductory course will focus on developing the foundation for reading comprehension and a basic Hebrew vocabulary. Are you looking to become more comfortable with prayers or texts in Hebrew? Or to help you children and grandchildren to prepare for Shabbat celebrations, holidays, and B’Nai Mitzvah? Or are you planning on visiting Israel? This course is for you!

Beth David Congregation offers Beginner’s Hebrew Class with Danielle Mano – a native Hebrew speaker, and a great teacher. Danielle will assess the group and be able to tweak the classes to fit your needs and interests.

When: weekly on Wednesdays 7-8pm. February 1 – April 5 (10 sessions) ● Cost: $99.00

JEWISH FILM SERIES

Have a chance to explore films of contemporary and popular value, celebrate Jewish culture, and reflect the diversity and richness of the Jewish experience

Join us for this fun and entertaining evenings!

When: on Wednesdays, at 6:30PM: January 25, February 22, March 29 ● Free & open to all!

LEARNING TORAH: RECONNECTING WITH OUR SPIRITUAL MASTERS

Judaism has a profound spiritual tradition emanating from the Baal Shem Tov (c. 1700-1760). We’ll learn the texts of his students down to the present day. Each session is complete in itself. You can come to the table at any time. The learning is led by Mitch Chefitz, author of “The Seventh Telling” and “Curse of Blessings”.

When: Thursdays at 7pm ● Free & open to all!

JUDAISM IN A NUTSHELL

What do we say when we finish reading the book of Torah? Why did Jews used have spittoons in the sanctuaries? Can you say “Shma” sitting on a tree? Want to learn more? Come to “Judaism in a Nutshell” a new refresher adult education course.

When: monthly starting Tuesday, February 7 at 6pm ● Free & open to all!

TORAH IN THE CITY

Interested in bringing Rabbi Jacobs to your place of business for a Lunch and Learn?  Bring your work community together for meaningful and relevant discussions based on Jewish teachings.

ADULT B’NAI MITZVAH CLASS

Rabbi Julie Jacobs will be starting another adult B’nai Mitzvah class! Beginning on Thursdays in July, start off by attending our weekday prayer service at 5:30 then continue with Hebrew Reading, Torah Chanting and Bible Study.  The goal of the class is for each participant to become a Bar or Bat Mitzvah within a group setting on a date to be determined in the spring.

CONVERSION STUDIES

Beth David offers a comprehensive and meaningful program for those considering conversion to Judaism.  From your initial meeting with Rabbi Jacobs through your educational journey to your actual conversion, we are here for you.  Our curriculum follows the conversion guidelines of the Rabbinical Assembly and covers the following topics: Holidays, Life Cycle, Religious Movements, Bible, Prayer, History and Theology.  Conversion candidates will be expected to keep up with reading assignments, attend all classes, participate in certain class field trips, and write a final essay reflecting their spiritual journey.  Once the 6 month coursework is complete, candidates will sit before a bet din (rabbinic court) and fulfill the requirements of the mikvah (ritual bath).

THE FLORENCE MELTON ADULT-MINI SCHOOL

The Melton School is the fastest growing, pluralist adult Jewish learning program for adults in the world, with thousands of students enrolling each year worldwide. Melton’s university-caliber faculty and curricula offer a survey of the most important elements within Judaic Studies for a non-university price. Graduates receive a certificate of Jewish Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in recognition of the significance of their learning. For more information or to sign up for Melton, Click here