Adult Education

Free adult Hebrew Classes begin Sunday August 30, 2020 and take place every Sunday that the Temple Beth David Jewish Religious School is in session.

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Learning at Temple Beth David is a lifelong pursuit, and we offer educational opportunities for people of all ages.

    • Bagel Breakfasts where we invite speakers on a wide range of interesting topics – and, of course, enjoy a nosh!
    • Cathy Ryne
      Cathy Ryne – Zichrona L’vracha – Of Blessed Memory
    • Cathy Ryne Memorial Adult Hebrew Classes on Sundays when Religious School is in session, for people interested in reading prayers or conversational Hebrew.
      • The Cathy Ryne Adult Hebrew I (9:30 AM) is for beginning beginners who want to learn to read Hebrew as it is printed in our prayer books.  Beginners using “Shalom Uvrachah” from Behrman House. We have some books available at the temple
      • The Cathy Ryne Adult Hebrew II (10:30 AM) Intermediate – for those who can read printed Hebrew prayers and now want to understand them.  Intermediate using individual pamphlets from the “Hineni” series by Behrman House. This class explores the liturgy that is used weekly in services at TBD.
      • The Cathy Ryne Adult Hebrew III (11:30 AM) Advanced –  is our most advanced class.  This is a seminar class. The topics are chosen two weeks ahead by the class members. Many times the topic is a chapter in “A Life of Meaning” from CCAR.
      • For those who want to learn to converse in Modern Hebrew, Bat Mitzvah student Hadassah Sommer, as her mitzvah project, offers a free Hebrew for Travelers class Sunday afternoons at 1:30 at Arcadia Gardens Retirement Hotel, in their library.
    • Ethics from a Jewish Perspective discusses Jewish values and ethical concepts that are relevant today, based upon the weekly Torah portion. Since the topic changes weekly, anyone may join any session.
    • Torah Discussions with our own Bill Finn, author of Unorthodox Torah.
    • Judaism 101 Series for those who want to learn more about Jewish topics.  This year our focus is “Bringing Judaism into the Home.”
    • Book Club one Sunday afternoon a month at 1 PM.  Contact Milton Lavin.
    • Special Classes with our Rabbi and Cantor.

Note: The Intermediate Hebrew and Ethics both have the same time slot. They alternate weekly.

Bagel Breakfast