Adult Education 2019-2020

Rabbi Dr. Maury Hoberman will offer the following three
courses:

Learning to Read Hebrew

After a very successful Beginner’s
Hebrew class last year, we will offer the course again this year.  The goal of the class is to be able to read Siddur prayers.  Rabbi Dr. Maury Hoberman will teach the class that will meet every other Sunday.  The first few classes will meet at KI but will possibly switch to a computer based class using a free Zoom app.  Each participant will diligently practice reading on their own and have a phone meeting with a mentor each week.  The mentor will listen to you read and make suggestions when needed.  The cost is approximately $36 to cover the cost of books.  For more information, contact hoberman.maury@gmail.com.  To register contact the KI office at shalom@kesher-israel.org or 610-696-7210  Five participants are required for the course to run.  Registration deadline is Oct 4.

When: begins October 13, 9 am

Where: Meeting Room

 

Hebrew Translation

In order to feel closer to your Synagogue experience, Rabbi Dr. Maury Hoberman is teaching a course to learn how to translate Hebrew in order to better understand  Siddur prayers.  When you understand your prayer, you can become more personally involved in your relationship to God and Judaism.  The class is directed toward people who can read Hebrew.  It will be offered every other Sunday morning.   The first few classes will meet at KI but will possibly switch to a computer based class using a free Zoom app.  The textbook will be The First Hebrew Primer: The Adult  Beginner’s Path to Biblical Hebrew, Third Edition, by Ethelyn Simon, Linda Motzkin, Irene Resnioff.

When: begins October 20, 9 am

Where: Meeting Room

 

Thursday Hebrew Calendar

Rabbi Dr. Maury Hoberman will offer a course explaining the meaning of the Jewish holidays from Tishrei to Elul as well as all other events of the Hebrew year which includes, but not limited to, historical events and ritual.  The first few classes will meet at KI but will possibly switch to a computer based class using a free Zoom app. 

When: begins October 24, 7 pm

Where:  Chapel

 

NOTE:  Zoom is a free computer app.  In order to use it, the host/teacher will send you a link.  Once you have Zoom on your computer, click on the link that has been sent to you.  Or, you will also have the telephone number for the instructor, open the app, click on “Join a Meeting” and then enter the telephone number.  The sessions will be recorded.  Therefore, if you miss a week, you can watch the recording.

 

Stew Feinberg will offer the following two talks during Friday night services:

The Theological Implications of Baseball’s Infield Fly Rule, Suicide Squeeze and Sacrifice Fly/Bunt and Stealing Bases.

When: November 1, 7 pm

Where:  Sanctuary

 

The Theological Implications of Footballs’ Onside Kick and Tzedakah.

When: January 24, 7 pm

Where:  Sanctuary

 

Global Day of Jewish Learning will be Sunday, November 17, 2019.

 

Movie Nights:

Adult Education will again partner with the KI Book Club to offer movies on Sunday nights.  Keep alert in the Link and eLinks for movies, dates and times.

 

Rabbi Sara Cohen will present a program, Too Hot to Handle?  Jewish Perspectives on Conflict and Community: How do we build and maintain community identity when we disagree about important topics?

When: Thursday, March 19, 2020, 7 pm

Where:  Sanctuary

 

Richard Epstein play

Back by popular demand.  Congregants will be the actors in one of Richard’s plays.  This will take place during a Friday night service in the Spring.  Keep alert in the Link and eLinks for the date.