B’nai Amoona ongoing adult education offerings

• Torah for today: On Shabbat at at 10:15 a.m., B’nai Amoona rabbis lead discussion on the weekly Torah reading of our most sacred and ancient text. We seek to apply the relevant lessons of Torah to our lives today.

•Torah at twilight: Time changes monthly based on sunset. Shabbat afternoon study, between Minchah and Ma’ariv. Time changes monthly based on sunset; check the B’nai Amoon calendar for times.

• A thinking person’s Judaism: This weekly text study and interactive discussion with Rabbi Neal Rose on Sundays at 10:15 a.m. focuses on timely, contemporary issues facing Jews and Judaism in the Post-Modern Era. RSVP at http://bit.ly/BA-class1.

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•Introduction to Judaism: This interactive course with Rabbi Neal Rose on Sundays from 2 to 3:30 p.m., explores Jewish history, practice, texts, and culture. It is designed for anyone who seeks to live a richer Jewish life, including those contemplating conversion to Judaism. Free. RSVP at http://bit.ly/BA-class2.

•Comparative Religions: An Exploration of Faiths: On Wednesdays 10 to 11:30 a.m., join Rabbi Neal Rose to explore, in conversation and discussion, different faiths, beliefs and traditions. The class will include guest teachers, speakers, spiritual leaders and special guests. $50 for the year. RSVP at http://bit.ly/BA-class3.

•Yiddish for beginners: On Thursdays from 10-11 a.m., students will learn basic Yiddish vocabulary words for basic conversation. The class led by Rabbi Neal Rose costs $18 for the year. RSVP at http://bit.ly/BA-class4.

• Midtown Midrash: Facilitated by Rabbi Neal Rose, the class focuses on revitalizing our personal prayer life through exploration of our liturgy. The class from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays is located on the fifth floor of the Enterprise Bank & Trust; feel free to use the parking garage beneath the building to park. Snacks will be available. RSVP at http://bit.ly/BA-class5.


Hebrew classes at B’nai Amoona:

Sunday

Crash Course in Aleph Bet – 10:00 – 11:30 am; facilitated by Chani Pinsberg

Get a “crash course” in Hebrew with Chani Pinsberg in this class sponsored by NJOP. Class begins September 15 and will follow the MKLC calendar. Click here to register. This class is complimentary.

Hebrew Reading From the Beginning – 1:00 – 2:00 pm; facilitated by Ophira Nitzan Melnick; A beginners reading course introducing Hebrew letters, vowels, and reading. In each class, participants will learn new syllables and new words. By the end of the course students will have acquired a vocabulary of 150 words and will be able to read Hebrew. This twenty-class series will begin Oct. 13. Click here to register. $36 for the Fall Semester


Monday

Ulpan Ivrit – Advanced Modern Hebrew – 2:00 – 3:30 pm; facilitated by Ophira Nitzan Melnick  

Students deepen their Hebrew language skills through reading and discussing articles on a variety of topics, and by listening to, reading and discussing news from Israel. Begins Sept. 9.  Click here to register. $72 for the Fall Semester

Ulpan Ivrit – Beginning Modern Hebrew – 5:00 – 6:15 pm; facilitated by Ophira Nitzan Melnick  

A language program that teaches grammar, reading comprehension and conversation skills at the beginning level. This class welcomes anyone, with little or no Hebrew background. Begins Sept. 9. Click here to register.  $72 for the Fall Semester

Ulpan Ivrit – Intermediate Modern Hebrew – 7:00 – 8:30 pm; facilitated by Ophira Nitzan Melnick  

Participants improve their reading comprehension and conversational skills in modern Hebrew through articles and dialogues in a variety of everyday life topics, and through further study of grammar. Begins Sept. 9. Click here to register. $72 for the Fall Semester


Tuesday

Advanced Hebrew Reading – 6:45 – 7:45 pm; facilitated by Chani Pinsberg

Advanced Reading in the Liturgy with comprehension of key root letters and repeating words. Begins Sept. 10. Click here to register. $72 for the Fall Semester

Beginning Hebrew Reading for Tefillot and Blessings – 6:45 – 8:15 pm; facilitated by Ophira Nitzan Melnick  

Enhance your Jewish living! Join this class to explore the meaning of prayers and blessings – in the Synagogue and at home – and learn to recite and read them with fluency, understanding, confidence, and joy. Curriculum follows the Jewish calendar and includes learning of prayers and blessings for Shabbat, holidays, and every day. Students will learn to read the Aleph Bet and then move onto reading the Siddur​​​​​​. Begins Sept. 10. Click here to register. $72 for the Fall Semester

Biblical Hebrew: Understanding the Language of the Bible – 7:45 – 8:45 pm; facilitated by Chani Pinsberg

Students will learn grammatical patterns and key vocabulary words. Begins Sept. 10. Click here to register. $72 for the Fall Semester


Wednesday

Hebrew Reading for Tefillot and Blessings – 6:45 – 8:15 pm

Enhance your Jewish living! Join this class to explore the meaning of prayers and blessings – in the Synagogue and at home – and learn to recite and read them with fluency, understanding, confidence, and joy. Curriculum follows the Jewish calendar and includes learning of prayers and blessings for Shabbat, holidays, and every day. Facilitated by Ophira Nitzan Melnick. Begins Sept. 11. Click here to register.  $72 for the Fall Semester

Beginning Hebrew Conversation – 7:00 – 8:30 pm; facilitated by Chani Pinsberg

Students will learn basic vocabulary words for basic conversation.

Begins Sept. 11. Click here to register.  $72 for the Fall Semester.