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Adult Learning

Thank you to everyone who made our 2020-2021 year of Adult Learning so successful.

We are currently working on an exciting new lineup of Adult Learning offerings for 5782! Stay tuned for both in-person and virtual opportunities.  

Doorways into T'filah: an Elul Journey

Led by Dita Appelbaum and Shelly F. Cohen

Weekdays: August 9 – September 3, 12:00 – 12:30pm on Zoom

“HaT’filah” (“The Prayer”) – it’s the central part of our liturgy, most of it dating back thousands of years. We recite it in every service, and over the High Holy Days we will have the opportunity to repeat it at least six times. How many of us know what it means?

Over the course of four weeks, we will take a deep dive into the first two sections of HaT’filah, using a method that will enable each person to find their own personal meaning in the text. No prior knowledge of Hebrew or level of Jewish observance is required; in fact, “beginner’s mind” is a plus! The method of study we will use is inspired by SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva, and it may be different from what you’re used to. We ask only that you bring your full self and an open mind so that you can engage freely with the text.

All sessions will meet over Zoom and will include time for sharing in small groups of two to four. Come to as many or as few of the sessions as you can! Whether you are able to join us every day, once a week, or just once, your presence will enrich us all. 

Daily Summaries

Can’t make it to every session and curious about what you missed? Or maybe you’re wondering what this is all about before you jump into a session? We’ll (try to) post daily summaries here of both the day’s text and the break-out discussions. You can also find more information about the class and the method of study here

Thu, August 5 2021 27 Av 5781