Israel Roundtable Conversation
January 18 (at JCC), February 15 at 11:30 – 12:30 PM
Our shaliach Michael Levi will lead a conversation on a hot topic and current event issues. Bring your lunch we will provide drinks and dessert.
Hebrew Boot Camp for Parents
Sundays: 1/8, 1/22, 2/5 9:00-10:30 AM
Have you always wanted to follow along in Hebrew in the prayer book? Do you want to help your children with their Hebrew lessons? This is the perfect class for you! Join Rabbi Prosnit for a three-week boot camp program, where you will learn the basic Aleph-Bet and the ability to decode the Hebrew prayers at services. The course costs $36, which includes a textbook and app for your tablet or smart phone. To register for the class, please click here.
2017 dates: January 4 & 18, February 1 & 15, March 1 & 15, April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17 at 9:30 – 11:00 AM
Join our Shaliach Michael Levi to practice your conversational Hebrew skills. Class topics will include arts and entertainment in Israel, political issues, current events, and the global Jewish world.
One Congregation, One Book
One Congregation, One Book: My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq by Ariel Sabar.
March 1 at 7:30 PM
Read this amazing book and join us for a conversation about the rich history of Kurdish Jews and the trials and tribulations of one family searching for a place to call home. Our panelist for the evening will be members of our community who’s families are from the Near East/Middle East now living in the US or Israel to reflect on their experiences and a specialist in Jewish genealogy to provide useful tips on exploring our family tree.
Principles of Jewish Legal Tradition:
An Introduction to the Basic Elements of Jewish Law
3rd of a 3 part series: Wednesday, January 18 at 8:00 - 9:00 AM
The second year of this course which is designed for those interested in the Jewish understanding of their area of expertise. We will meet for breakfast at the Westfield Diner and discuss basic principles of the Jewish Legal Tradition. This course is limited to those in the legal or associated professions.
A History of the Biblical Period
Instructor: Sol Novick
Dates: March 16, 23 & 30, April 6 at 7:30 – 9:00 PM
Join us for an Integrated Course in Jewish History, Bible and Archaeology from the Conquest and Settlement of Canaan (Joshua) till their return from Babylonian captivity. This course presents the events from two different perspectives that complement each other: the historical and the Biblical. Each unit contains the Biblical texts together with pertinent archaeological findings of artifacts and inscriptions, appropriate maps and timelines. Relevant literature and events of neighboring countries that had an impact on Jewish history are, likewise, presented.