“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
CONNECT WITH YOUR MIND...
Participate in our ongoing, Hebrew, and adult education classes.
With questions about adult education, please contact the Programming Department at (310) 652-7354 x 215.
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!
Mondays, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Join Rabbi Lucas to engage the foundational text of the Talmud and Jewish law in the original Hebrew. All levels of Hebrew and background knowledge are welcome. No advance registration required. Drop-ins welcome!
Prayer Skills Workshops
With Rabbi Ari Lucas, Rabbi Ronnie Cohen and Marshall Kramer
First Tuesday of every month, 7:30 p.m.
These workshops are geared toward YOUR needs. Need a refresher on how to do an aliyah? Want to review a part of the Shabbat service? Want to learn how to do hagbah? We are here to help! Come with your questions and get answers. No advance registration required.
Introduction to Judaism
American Jewish University and Temple Beth Am present a series of engaging, university-level courses (Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. at TBA). Taught by Rabbis Kligfeld & Lucas and Rabbinic Interns Rachel Blatt & Jonathan Bubis, it is an 18-week course geared towards Jews and non-Jews who want to learn more about Judaism, in addition to those considering conversion. To sign up for various course packages, please click here.
Click here to sign up for Hebrew classes!
About our Hebrew Teacher:
Orit Greenfield: BA, Tel-Aviv University, Philosophy and Theater; MA, New College of CA, Psychology. Orit has been teaching Adult Hebrew at Temple Beth Am since 2009. Her Temple Beth Am students have said "Orit is a fantastic teacher" and "She addressed our group's needs so well." Orit taught at American Jewish University for five years, and is now teaching at the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute.