“Engage in some Jewish study on a daily or weekly basis. Make sure you extract something from your next study session that has an impact on your daily behavior.”
– Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
Jews are the original “lifelong learners.” According to some commentators Jews converse with God in two ways – prayer and study. When we pray, we talk to God. When we study, God talks to us. It is never too late to start studying.
According to tradition, the great sage Rabbi Akiva was an illiterate shepherd who did not begin to study until his wife encouraged him to begin even though he was already forty years old. We may not all be “Akivas” but we can all study no matter how old we are.
Biblical Hebrew Class
Rabbi Todd teaches this class on Sundays at 9:00 AM. It includes learning Hebrew grammar and translation and works through some of the more famous Biblical stories in their original Hebrew.
Beginning Hebrew for Adults
This class is taught on Sundays at 11:30 AM. This a prayer-based curriculum. Participants learn the aleph-bet and practice reading skills that will help them follow along in the Hebrew portions of Shabbat and holiday services as well as being able to read traditional prayers in the home.
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Israel’s Milestones and their Meanings:
The Legacy of the Past and the Challenge of the Future
A Shalom Hartman Video Lecture Series
While exploring Israel’s past, its meanings and consequences, this innovative new series confronts the different ideas and values that shape the meaning of modern Israel, Zionism, and Jewish identify today. This is an 8-unit course that includes video lectures and a round table video discussion with senior Hartman faculty, followed by in class discussions and text study led by Rabbi Todd.
The class will start August 22nd at 7 pm. Thereafter, the class will meet monthly, the third Thursday of the month, through March 2020.
The $20 registration fee, per person or couple, is for materials.
Please RSVP to the Temple office, 319-362-1261, by Thursday, August 1st.