Year Long Learning

Year Long Learning

Torah Portion of the Week 

Saturdays | 9:00–10:00 a.m.

Join around the Torah table to explore a key question in that week’s Torah portion. We’ll join the insights of commentators of centuries past with our own modern perspective. 

Shabbat Morning Torah Study – Nitzavim

Blessing for the Study of Torah

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Torah Study – Zoom Only

Wednesdays | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. beginning September 7th

Genesis 23:1-2

Conversion Program

Temple Beth-El welcomes those who are exploring Judaism. If you are interested in exploring conversion please contact Rabbi Marina Yergin to discuss the process.

Conversion requirements include:

  • Completion of an Introduction to Judaism course through the URJ
  • A basic Hebrew class (through the URJ or at Temple Beth-El)
  • Completion of Choosing Judaism at Temple Beth-El. (Class formation will depend on demand.)
 
Conversion Candidate Information can be found here
 

To register for intro to Judaism visit here.

To register for Hebrew classes visit here

Adult Hebrew

Five adult Hebrew classes taught by Rachel Walsh will be offered on Monday,  Wednesday and Thursday evenings (via Zoom) beginning on the week of October 3; classes will not conflict with the Jewish Holidays. If you want to increase your knowledge of Hebrew, then join Rachel for one of these classes.  Each of the classes is customized to the interest of the class.

Monday:

Hebrew Beginner 1 – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Knowledge of the Alef-Bet and ability to read words is not required. We will start from the beginning. We will use a textbook and other materials in this class.

Hebrew 3 – 7:45 to 8:45 p.m.

This is a post-beginner class; knowledge and experience with Hebrew beyond the Alef-Bet and reading simple words is required. We will use a textbook in this class. This class is more advanced than class 2.

Wednesday:

Hebrew 4 – 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. 

This high-beginner class will focus on learning different aspects of the Hebrew language; experience with Hebrew beyond the Alef-Bet and simple words is required. This class is more advanced than class 3. We will use a textbook in this class.

Hebrew 5 – 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. 

This intermediate class will focus on learning different aspects of the Hebrew language; experience with different aspects of the Hebrew language beyond the Alef-Bet and basic words is required. We will use a textbook and novel adapted for language learners in this class. This class is more advanced than Class 4.

Thursday:

Hebrew Beginner 2 – 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Knowledge of the Alef-Bet and ability to read words is required. We will use a textbook, children’s books, and other materials in this class. This class is more advanced than class 1.

The fee for the 10 sessions of the class is $80 for members of Temple and $105 for non-members. Your registration and payment are due by September 30. Information regarding the Zoom link will be forwarded upon registration. For further information about the classes, and/or for which class to register, contact Rachel at ten.labolgcbs@hslawhr or 210-269-6470.

To register, click here.