“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.
Jeremiah lived through the destruction of the first temple and the beginning of the exile. He contends with theological issues that emerge from destruction – outrage at God, hope in return and rebuilding, criticism of the people of Israel. Join Rabbi Lucas as we study this Biblical text together in Hebrew and English. No prior knowledge necessary.
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. This class will resume 10/13
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.
READING THE TANAKH (Hebrew Bible) MEANINGFULLY
IN THE 21ST CENTURY With Rabbi Joel Rembaum
Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m., March 30, April 6, 13, May 4, 11, 18
If you acquired a new mobile phone, iPad, Kindle, or laptop within the last two years, you have upgraded and updated your electronic self. Consider upgrading and updating your spiritual self by growing your understanding of Judaism's most seminal book, The Hebrew Bible. Bible study in last three decades has become very sophisticated, and, as a result, we are able to unpack so much more of the meaning that is embedded in our sacred scriptures.
Topics will include:
1. Tools of theTrade - how we study the Bible in the 21st century
2. Created in the Image of God
3. Noah and the Flood
4. God, Moses, and the Exodus - two sessions
5. David the King
And remember, you do not have to be a Hebrew scholar to take this class - all are welcome, no need to sign-up!
Questions? Contact us at (310) 652-7353