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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.

Introduction to Judaism

Taught by Rabbi Jacob Herber
Sundays, beginning November 8 ● 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM via Zoom

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. This class will be held online using Zoom to meet and learn together. Those who register will be sent login information prior to the first class on November 8. Please be sure to purchase the books listed on the registration page prior to the first class.

Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Herber

Wednesdays, beginning November 11 ● 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM via Zoom

Join Rabbi Herber on Zoom 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. Topics will include: Walking With God, Walking With Justice, Walking With the Jewish Calendar, Walking With Mitzvot, Walking With History. Participants should read “Walking With God: An Introduction” in preparations or the first session.

Chevraya 2020: A Jewish Learning Journey

Co-led by Rabbi Samuel Klein and Rabbi Jay Rosenbaum
Sunday mornings, November 8, December 6, January 10, February 14, March 14, April 18, and May 16 ● 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM via Zoom

Cost: $75 per person

Chevraya 2: Learning Together
Mitzrayim and Meitzarim: Inner and Outer Transformation in the Book of Exodus

In the Jewish Tradition, there is an intimate connection between overcoming external oppression (exodus from Egypt/Mitzrayim) and overcoming internal obstacles (Meitzarim/anything which constrains us emotionally, intellectually, or spiritually). Covid-19 has imposed on us both external restrictions and an inner feeling of being confined by outer realities. And to achieve a society of racial equity we need both a change of behavior and a transformation of attitudes.

In our study of Exodus, we are going to explore the relationship between tikkun olam/changing the world and tikkun atzmi/changing ourselves. Among the topics we will discuss are:

  • What is the nature of slavery and freedom?
  • What is “Egypt” in our lives?
  • When is subversion of authority necessary for growth and when does it lead to chaos?
  • What guidance can Exodus offer us in the tumultuous times in which we live?

Virtual Adult Hebrew Classes

Take your Hebrew acquisition to the next level during this difficult pandemic. Classes begin in September, taught by Janine Rosenbaum virtually through Zoom. Classes offered for the 2020-21 academic year include Modern Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew, Prayerbook Hebrew, and Biblical Hebrew. We have the right class for you. If you do not see a class that meets your scheduling needs, please email Janinerosenbaum@comcast.net or call 206-963-4933.

Contact: Dr. Eliyahu Krigel, Director of Education