Prayer Book Hebrew Reading Class, Part 1
Improve your Hebrew reading speed and accuracy. This course is intended for folks who know the Aleph Bet and Hebrew vowels, and are able to decode Hebrew words. Slow and timid readers are welcome. We will use the the Reform Movement's Prayer Book, Mishkan T’filah (non-transliterated version), as our text. Some class time will be devoted to background information on particular prayers/blessings and learning key words and phrases that will help you better understand the liturgy.
Dates: 7 Wednesdays; June 14, 21, 28 July 5, 19, 26, Aug. 2
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Judea Reform Mirkaz Limud (Education Center), Room #4
Fee: $150 for members, $200 for non-members. This fee does not include cost of prayer book. This is the link to the version of the prayer book that students will need to purchase (on their own) for the class; https://www.ccarpress.org/shopping_product_detail.asp?pid=50203. The price is $38.00.
*A minimum of five participants is required for the class to be held.*
Senior Discussion Group: "Judaism's 10 Best Ideas" Series
First Friday of the Month for the rest of 2016: September 9, October 7, November 4, December 2.
Join Judea Reform's seniors on select Fridays to discuss Jewish topics based on the topics in Arthur Green's book, Judaism's 10 Best Ideas: A Brief Guide for Seekers.
We plan to use the topics in Green's book as inspiration for discussion. As this is not a book club, you are not required to read the book; we ask only that you consider your thoughts on the topic prior to the discussion.
The book is available for purchase on Amazon.com or your local book store.
The topics that will guide our future discussions are listed below.
Simchah - Joy: Happiness as a Religious Precept
Tzelem Elohim - Creation in God’s Image: What Are We Doing Here?
Halakhah – Walking the Path: A Community of Doers
Tikkun Olam – Repairing the World: Being God’s Partner
Shabbat – Getting Off the Treadmill: The Secret of Shabbat
Teshuvah – Returning: Faith in Human Change
Torah – The People and the Book: Text and Interpretation
Talmud Torah – “Teach Them to Your Children”: The Role of Education
L’Hayyim – To Life!: Accepting Death, Affirming
Ehad – Hear O Israel: There Is Only One