Hebrew-in-A-Day Reading Course @ Brooklyn Heights Synagogue
Sunday, March 26, 9:30-4;00 PM
$75 for members and non-members, includes materials
Join fellow students at BHS and learn to read the Hebrew “alefbet” (aka alphabet) during this day-long immersive course. Really, every last letter! Perfect for adults seeking an intensive introduction to reading Hebrew or a refresher for very rusty reading skills.
Making Prayer Meaningful – Getting the Most out of the High Holidays
Tuesday, September 13 & 20, 7:00-8:15pm
Don’t let this be another year where you sit in synagogue bored or disconnected, or don’t even show up at all. Join seasoned educator Joe Gindi for a high holiday workshop series where you’ll get specific tools and techniques for making prayer meaningful. You will learn techniques for connecting to the high holiday prayer book and to the divine, exploring translation, chant, embodied prayer, reinterpretation and writing our own prayers. Everyone is welcome! Register at http://
An Overview of Job and Its Biblical Significance Today and in the Past
Wednesday September 28, 7:00-8:30pm
Why do the innocent suffer? How do we cope with difficult experiences and loss, and how do we make sense of our place in the world? For millenia, Jewish seekers have sought answers to these questions in the biblical Book of Job, a confounding text that challenges our assumptions about God, tradition, and the meaning of life. Join CMS member Dr. Monty Weinstein for a fascinating lecture on this book and its implications in existential philosophy. Everyone is welcome to join, and interested participants are invited to read The Book of Job in advance of the lecture. Register at http://congregationmountsinai.
Introduction to Judaism: An Exploration for Curious Adults (Community program)
Hebrew-in-a-Day Reading Course @ Brooklyn Heights Synagogue (131 Remsen Street)
Sunday, September 18 9:30 am-4:00 pm — w/breaks for stretching, coffee & lunch! (beverages provided)
Instructor: Rabbi Sue Oren
Fee: $75 (includes materials)
Learn to read the Hebrew “alef bet” (aka alphabet) during this day-long immersive course. Really, every last letter! Perfect for adults seeking an intensive introduction to reading Hebrew or a refresher for very rusty reading skills.
Classical Hebrew (for adults)
Sundays, 2:00-3:30 pm – Nov 6, 13, 20; Dec 4, 11, 18; Jan 8, 22, 29
Instructor: Rabbi Sue Oren
In this 3-month course you will develop Hebrew literacy through a systematic and content-oriented study of vocabulary and grammar. The in-class and homework components of the course will follow the curriculum of our textbook, The First Hebrew Primer, 3rd ed. (EKS publishing). Rabbi Oren will supplement this well-structured text, which focuses on biblical Hebrew for adult beginners, with liturgical and contemporary Israeli material.
Pre-requisite: familarity with the Hebrew alphabet.
Co-sponsors: Brooklyn Heights Synagogue & Congregation Mount Sinai
Jewish Mysticism & Prayer
Saturday mornings, 9:00am-10:00am
Are you looking to enhance your understanding and experience of the prayer service, or are you interested in the Jewish mystical tradition (Kabbalah)? In this weekly class held before Shabbat services, participants read translated selections from the Tolaat Yaakov, a collection of mystical teachings compiled by Meir ibn Gabbai, who lived in the early 16th century in Constantinople. We explore how Jewish mystics understood the inner dynamics of the daily prayer service and seek to understand how we can apply it in our own lives.
Tuesdays with Talmud
September 13, September 20, November 15, November 29, December 6, December 20
Brooklyn Bar Association, 123 Remsen St, Brooklyn
For generations, Talmud study has been considered the ultimate form of Jewish learning. But with its unique language and foreign argumentative style, many have difficulty unpacking this rich and thought-provoking text. Join Rabbi Wax for a bimonthly lunchtime class in which we explore arguments on divorce. All are welcome. Drinks are provided courtesy of the Brooklyn Bar Association, but please bring your own lunch. Co-sponsored by the Brooklyn Brandeis Society and the Brooklyn Bar Association.