Adult Education

Summer Learning Opportunity

This class is for those who want to take Hebrew Through Torah in the Fall (see below for class description) and need to master the Hebrew aleph-bet and vowel points. Students will be introduced to both consonants and vowels, get practice sounding out Hebrew syllables and words, and learn mnemonic devices to help retain the material. 

Dates and Times TBD by agreement between participants and instructor. Two hours a week, starting the week of August 29 and ending the week of September 26. Class will be held online during the week.

Please contact Gail Tosto at gailtosto@gmail.com before August 9.


Fall Adult Education Courses

We look forward to sharing details for more opportunities to learn Hebrew, explore Jewish wisdom through the arts, study traditional Jewish texts, the beginning of another Adult B’nei Mitzvah cohort and more, along with registration links, later this summer!

Are you able to sound out Hebrew words but wish you knew what you were saying? Join us for an informal, organic introduction to the Hebrew language using verses from the weekly Parsha and snippets of the siddur as study texts. We’ll explore how words that look and sound very different are actually related. We’ll build upon the knowledge of Hebrew you already have, whether you know it or not! Expect the instructor to interject fun and surprising facts about language in general and about Hebrew’s interconnections with Arabic, Yiddish, English, Spanish, and more. 

Two possible opportunities to learn: 

1) Shabbat afternoons starting 10/2; After kiddush luncheon, in the History Room.

2) Wednesdays starting 10/6; 1:00 – 2:00 pm; location TBD

Bring an Eitz Chayim Chumash and a Sim Shalom Siddur from the chapel. 

For more information, please contact Gail Tosto at gailtosto@gmail.com