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Adult Education Classes, News and Events

Starting January 23, 2023...Beginner Hebrew Class for Adults

 

Have you always wanted to learn Hebrew?

Do you want to have an adult B'nai Mitzvah?

 

This is a 10 week course focused on learning the Hebrew alphabet and beginning to read prayers.  Upon completion of this course, there will be another class on Hebrew Chanting.  

Cookie Cohen will be teaching this class on Monday's at Bnai Israel from 1:30 - 2:30 PM.  (Note: Classes, will note be held on holidays when the office is closed).  You will receive your own Hebrew Workbook for learning.  Class size will be limited to 10 people to allow for hands on learning. 

If you are unable to join the class at this time, but are interested in learning Hebrew or participating in an Adult Bnai Mitzvah, please complete the registration form and Rabbi Bender will work with you on other options. 

 

Cost is $18 BIC Members; $36 Non Members

Scholarship is available if needed.  Please contact the Bnai Israel office for more information. 

Click here to sign up 

 

Lunch & Learn

Lunch & Learn: What's the Deal with all these Rabbinic Holidays?

Wednesday, February 8  12:00PM   $10/person

Before the Rabbis came along, Judaism only had a handful of holidays: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, Passover and Shavuot.  The Rabbis added in many other holidays and days of remembrance, including Hanukkah.  The question is, why?

Registration is $10 or contact the office at 910-762-1117 if a scholarship is needed.

Please RSVP for this event by Monday February 6 by clicking here so lunch can be ordered.

 

Lunch & Learn: Breaking the Cycles of our Forefathers

Wednesday, November 16, 2022,  12:00PM   $10/person

Did you notice how Abraham is not always the best father in the world?  Come unpack his parenting in a Jewish framework.  

Registration is $10 or contact the office at 910-762-1117 if a scholarship is needed.

Please RSVP for this event by Monday by November 14 by clicking here so lunch can be ordered.

 

Lunch & Learn: From Loss to Love

Tuesday, August 9, 2022,  12:00PM   $10/person

Join Rabbi Bender for lunch and a discussion on transition. This week in the Jewish calendar we transition from loss to love, from Tisha b'Av to Tu b'Av. What can we learn from this sudden transition?

Registration is $10 or contact the office at 910-762-1117 if a scholarship is needed.

Please RSVP for this event by Monday by Aug 8 by clicking here so lunch can be ordered.

 

Lunch & Learn: How to Have A Meaningful Conversation

Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 12:00pm   $10/person

We will be using the weekly Torah portions from this time of year to learn how to (and how not to) have meaningful conversations to build lasting relationships. Lunch & Class will be held in the Social Hall.

Registration is $10 or contact the office at 910-762-1117 if a scholarship is needed. 

Please RSVP for this event by Monday, July 11 by clicking here so lunch can be ordered.

 

Lunch & Learn: Is Flag Day a Jewish Holiday?

Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 12:00pm   $10/person

Come grab lunch and learn more about Flag Day.  Lunch & Class will be held in the Social Hall.  Contact the office if a scholarship is needed.   

Please RSVP for this event by Wednesday, June 13 by clicking here so lunch can be ordered.

 

Lunch & Learn (Yes, with lunch), Tuesday, November 9th, 12 pm

Come for an outdoor lunch and learn in honor of the 83rd anniversary of Kristallnacht. Class will be held outside and sandwiches will be served. If it is raining, class will be held inside and lunches will be sent home with participants. 

Please RSVP for this event by Friday, November 5th by clicking here so sandwiches can be ordered.

 

Lunch & Learn (Yes, with lunch), Chanukah Edition, Tuesday, November 30th, 12 pm

Come nosh on sandwiches and oily goodies while learning about the Evolution of Chanukah. Class will be held outside so food can be served. If it is raining, class will be held inside and lunches will be sent home with participants.


Please RSVP for this event by Wednesday, November 24th by clicking here so food can be ordered.

Shavuot Learning

Difficult Texts in the Torah

Sunday, June 3, 2022  3:00 PM

On Shavuot we celebrate the joy of receiving the Torah.  However, the Torah contains many difficult verses.  Come learn about and grapple with these simultaneously holy and troublesome texts as we read them through a modern lens. Dairy dessert will be served. 

Registration required as this class needs at least 3 RSVPs to be held.

Please click here for registration


Additional Learning Opportunities and Resources

We are just a few days away from Shavuot, and our third annual livestreamed Conservative/Masorti Tikkun Leil Shavuot, is Saturday June 4th starting at 9:30 PM EDT.

Access to the experience is FREE for all, regardless of synagogue affiliation or organizational participation. The broadcast link is http://www.tinyurl.com/Shavuot5782

Click here for more information

Mishmar: Night Learning

Come and learn with Rabbi Bender, evenings at 7 pm in person and on Zoom!

November 17: In honor of Thanksgiving, come explore traditional Jewish texts on the topic of Hallel. These special verses of praise that we sing in synagogue have deep and interesting roots in our ancient texts. Come and learn!

December 9: You've heard of Joseph from the stories in the Bible as well as the fabulous broadway show. Come explore Joseph from the point of view of the colorful imagination of Rabbis of the Talmud. 

Click here to register for these classes. 

Mon, February 6 2023 15 Shevat 5783