“In the words of Professor Louis Finkelstein, ‘When I pray I speak to God; when I study God speaks to me.’ Come join the conversation this year at TBA; come for prayer, for study and for a deeper connection with God and your Jewish life.”
-Rabbi Adam Kligfeld
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In lieu of payment for classes with our Rabbis, we encourage you to bring a can of food to be donated to SOVA's Food Bank.
Humash with Rashi with Rabbi Adam Kligfeld
Wednesdays, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Study Rashi's original Hebrew commentary on the text of the Torah. No Hebrew knowledge is required per se, but willingness to learn and grow is! No advance registration required. Drop-ins welcome!
Thursdays, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Join Rabbi Lucas as we look at contemporary issues (GMOs, biomedical ethics, ethical questions around technology, and more) through the lens of Torah and the vast Jewish textual tradition. No advanced registration required. Drop-ins welcome!
Mini-Class on the Daily Siddur with Rabbi Avi Havivi
Tuesdays, 8:10 - 8:25 a.m.
Join Rabbi Havivi for a 15-minute discussion on topics from the daily prayer book right after morning minyan on Tuesdays in Pilch Hall.
Shabbat Morning Mishnah Study
Saturdays, 9:20 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
Join fellow community members in a weekly reading and discussion of the Mishnah and commentary in Hebrew and English. For 20 years, the group has studied one tractate after another, typically one mishnah per week. Learning is primarily lay led by volunteers, on a rotational basis, in the Dorff-Nelson Chapel. A great way to start your Shabbat morning at Temple Beth Am.
ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES
The Holkhei Derekh - Adult B'nei Mitzvah Journey
Tuesdays, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Beginning October 21, 2014
The Adult B’nei Mitzvah program provides a great opportunity for learning, camaraderie, and spiritual growth. The program consists of 40 two-hour long sessions over 18 months. The meetings will be taught by our rabbinical staff and culminates in your own B’nei Mitzvah at a Shabbat morning service on 12/19/15.
Registration is now closed.
A LA CARTE SKILLS CLASSES
Skills training courses will be taught by the Clergy on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-8:30 pm. Each course is $72.
Tuesdays 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Oct. 21 (8 sessions)
Improve your Hebrew reading to gain more comfort with the Hebrew liturgy of the siddur. Emphasis on fluency of reading, not comprehension. Participants should know the aleph bet and how to read Hebrew vowels (although we'll review them) The goal is to offer learners greater access to the siddur for participation in Shabbat services. Registration is now closed.
Torah and Haftarah Trope
Tuesdays 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 6,2015 (13 sessions)
Learn the musical cantillation systems for the Torah and Haftarah readings. We'll identify the trope symbols, learn how to chant them, and then practice putting the music to the words of passages of Torah and Haftarah. Registration is now closed.
Anatomy of the Shabbat Morning Service
Tuesdays 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. beginning April 14, 2015 (10 sessions)
Ever feel lost in services? Want to take ownership over your own prayer life? Beginning April 14th, join the TBA clergy in a 10-session class exploring the “anatomy of the service.” By learning the mechanics, structure, and meaning of prayer, we hope to empower you to be more independent and confident in the Shabbat morning service. Registration is now open!
Wednesdays 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
In addition to using the text book Ulpan Or, Hebrew conversations are the central part of the lesson. Current events in Israel as well as Jewish social and political themes when relevant will be discussed. We will also read articles about the Jewish holidays, as well as "shmooze" in Hebrew about our daily life. Registration is now closed.
Questions? Contact us at (310) 652-7353