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Year-Round Adult Education
Herzl-Ner Tamid is committed to lifelong Jewish learning. We have many programs for adults including Jewish text study, Hebrew language classes, parent enrichment sessions, and much more.

Adult Education Classes Taught by Rabbi Herber

 

Introduction to Judaism

Sundays from 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM • In Person (HNT Boardroom) • Oct. 29 • Nov. 12, 19 • Dec. 3, 10, 17 • Jan 7, 14, 21, 28 • Feb. 11, 18, 25 • March 3, 10, 17 (Dates Subject to Change)

This course is open to all, and is perfect for interfaith couples, those raising Jewish children, spiritual seekers, individuals considering conversion, and Jews who want a meaningful chance to reconnect with their Judaism as an adult. Please be sure to purchase the books listed on the registration page prior to the first class.

Register here: https://h-nt.shulcloud.com/form/introduction-to-judaism.html

 

Lunch & Learn: Walking with Jewish History

Wednesdays from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM • Zoom • Oct. 18 • Nov. 1, 15, 29 • Dec. 13 • Jan 10, 24 • Feb. 7, 21 • March 6 (Dates Subject to Change)

Join Rabbi Herber for the series, “The Walking With,” created by the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in partnership with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, the Rabbinical Assembly, the Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, and the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs

Register here: https://h-nt.shulcloud.com/form/Lunch-and-Learn

 

Foundations For A Thoughtful Judaism: God & Family In Our Lives

Wednesdays 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM • Zoom • Nov 15, 29 • Dec 6, 20 • March 13, 27 • April 3, 10 (Dates Subject to Change)

Join Rabbi Herber for Foundations for a Thoughtful Judaism, The Shalom Hartman Institute’s latest curricular project, which offers a sophisticated yet accessible introduction to philosophical ideas in Jewish peoplehood, practice, faith, and ethics. Within these four rubrics we will explor e the following questions:

Peoplehood

Explores questions related to the collective experience of Jewish life: What does it mean to be part of the Jewish community? To what extent can communities hold diverse and shared values at the same time? What does Jewish Peoplehood mean today, when the centers of Jewish life, North America and Israel, are so different and independent from one another?

Faith

Explores questions related to what a relationship in God and a life of faith entails: Where does faith come from? What are the models in Jewish tradition for a complex relationship with God which includes reverence and joy, but also anger and argument? Where does doubt fit into a life of faith? Where do Jews who do not believe fit in?

Practice

Explores questions that are fundamental to Jewish practice: What is the system of mitzvot trying to accomplish? Why the need for ritual action beyond belief? How have Jewish thinkers conceived of the meaning of mitzvot in an age of radical human autonomy?

Ethics

Explores questions related to ethical obligation and decision-making: How has Jewish tradition conceived of what we owe other people? How might we approach ethical dilemmas which test our loyalties to values and to people?

Register here: https://h-nt.shulcloud.com/form/foundations

Hebrew Classes Taught by Janine Rosenbaum (September – June 2023)

 

Modern Hebrew 1 (30 classes)

Sundays, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM, Virtual

Fridays, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM, Virtual

Think you know all there is to know about Modern Hebrew? Join this continuing class to deepen your knowledge of this dynamic language.

 

Prayerbook Hebrew (30 classes)

Mondays, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM, Virtual

Thursdays, 7:00 PM -8:30 PM, Virtual

Do you secretly feel like you are the only one who doesn’t know what is going on during the service? This class will prepare you for full participation in Shabbat morning services. You will acquire synagogue and Hebrew-reading skills and gain confidence in your knowledge of the service. Very basic knowledge of Hebrew required.

 

Modern Hebrew 2 (30 classes)

Tuesdays, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM, Virtual

Thursdays 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM, Virtual

A continuation of Modern Hebrew I. Join this continuing class to deepen your knowledge of this dynamic language.

 

Beginning Hebrew (30 classes)

Tuesdays, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, Virtual

Did you always want to learn to read and write Hebrew? This is your chance to study in a safe, warm and friendly atmosphere.

 

Biblical Hebrew (30 classes)

Wednesdays, 9:15 AM – 10:45 AM, Virtual

This class will be a simple, straightforward guide to Biblical Hebrew. By the end of the Primer, you will have learned most words that occur 200 or more times in the Bible. This should make the transition to reading Biblical texts as easy as possible. You will be amazed at how much of the weekly Torah portion you will be able to understand in the original Hebrew.

 

Modern Hebrew 3 (30 classes)

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, Virtual

A continuation of Modern Hebrew II. Join this continuing class to deepen your knowledge of this dynamic language.

 

Fee: $300 per semester; $600 per year (30 classes) 

To sign up and for more details: 

https://h-nt.shulcloud.com/form/hebrewclasses 

Re-thinking Social Justice in an Age of Moral Confusion with Rabbi Jay Rosenbaum

Nearly every synagogue in America has a Social Action Committee. That implies there are universal standards of social justice. But the recent inability of so many civic and religious leaders to unequivocally condemn the brutal attack on Israel civilians on October 7 suggests otherwise, that we are living in a state of moral confusion. In this class, we will explore:

  • How much of Jewish communal energy should be directed at fighting social injustice in the world when we Jews ourselves are victims of such profound injustice?
  • What is the relationship between what we Jews do ‘for ourselves’ and what we do for ‘the world’?
  • Why have some Jews suggested that our very definition of social justice is politically motivated?
  • How can we know the difference between what is simply right or wrong and what is morally complex?
  • Why are the words ‘tikkun olam’ inadequate to describe the Jewish approach to social justice?
  • How might the recent attack on Israel lead to a fundamental re-thinking of how the Jewish community understands and ‘does’ social justice?

Learn more and register: https://h-nt.shulcloud.com/form/re-thinking-social-justice.html

Talmud with Rabbi Jaymee Alpert

Join Rabbi Jaymee Alpert for an online Talmud class. We will explore the tenth chapter of the volume Pesachim, which describes the Passover seder along with many other Jewish practices. No prior Talmud study experience necessary.

There is no cost to participate but you may purchase the text:

Vol. 7 Pesahim Part 2 – PDF

or access it free of charge on Sefaria:

https://www.sefaria.org/Pesachim.99b.1-6?lang=bi

We will use the Koren Noe edition which includes English translation and some commentary. Zoom Details Provided Upon Registration

Learn more and register: https://h-nt.shulcloud.com/event/talmud-with-rabbi-jaymee-alpert.html

Introduction to Mussar

This six session Mussar course focuses on the practical aspects of the practice of Mussar and how we manifest “Mussar Moments” in our daily lives. We will explore how we want to live and how we choose to live, while incorporating these principles and practices. The process consists of a journey into the awakening and deepening of our spiritual lives—how we live in relation to ourselves, others and the world. It includes personal exploration and the examine of our inner worlds with increasing insight, in a large part the process is also an aspect of Tikun Olam.

Learn more and register: https://h-nt.shulcloud.com/event/ae-introduction-to-mussar.html

Contact: Josh – Music and Program Director