Hebrew Class Bracha 2015

 

Introduction

Kehilla offers adult classes, learning events and other study opportunities, reflecting the interests and goals identified by congregants.  If you have an interest in learning in a particular area, or would like to volunteer to help make these opportunities possible, we welcome your email to adulted@kehillasynagogue.org.  Please scroll down for current offerings.

Online Hebrew/Biblical Text Resources

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Classes

700 Benches: Teshuvah

Taught by Rabbi Dev Noily, Rabbi Gray Myseth, SAM Luckey, Maggid Jhos Singer, Jenna Stover-Kemp

6 Monday sessions: 7-9pm

Register and learn more here.

Diving into the Siddur: the Decoding* Adventure Continues

Class taught by Bracha Stone.

We will continue to build our decoding skills by acquainting ourselves with Kehilla’s Shabbat Siddur –
We will practice reading, singing, chanting the prayers found therein
We will study some very basic grammar found in the prayers
And we will have time to form personal responses to these prayers and to the language itself.

Location: At Bracha’s house (address given upon registration)

Dates: Sunday’s – April 29th, May 6th, 13th, and 20th – A 4 session class that can be continued with sufficient interest.

Time: 10:30-11:15am lesson and 11:15am-12:00pm study hall (an important component to your success).

Cost: $72 for 4 sessions

Call or text Bracha at 510-703-2220 with any questions. Especially if you wonder if your reading skills are advanced enough!

Learn more and register here.

*Decoding means “reading” Hebrew but without necessarily understanding what you are reciting. The level I’m looking for is knowing most of the letters and vowels and understanding how words are constructed. If you are at that level, this class will bump you along in building your decoding skill.

Decoding Hebrew

Room for Newcomers!
A class taught by Bracha Stone, Thursdays at 2:00 pm

We will continue where we left off in Lashon HaKodesh and practice reading, and learning together.
Bracha can work with newcomers to catch up with the class if needed.

Location: At Bracha’s house (address given upon registration). A 4 session class that can be continued with sufficient interest.

Dates: April 26th, May 3rd, 10th, and 17th

Time: 2:00 -2:45pm lesson and 2:45- 3:15 study hall (an important component to your success).

Cost: $72 for 4 sessions (and an additional $15 for a textbook for newcomers)

Register and learn more here.

Call or text Bracha with any questions (especially if you’re wondering about the level required to join )510-703-2220

Class requires enough registrants to start so register as soon as you know you will join.

*Decoding means “reading” Hebrew but without necessarily understanding what you are reciting. The level I’m looking for is knowing most of the letters and vowels and understanding how words are constructed. If you are at that level, this class will bump you along in building your decoding skill.

Ten Essentials of Judaism

Taught by Rabbi Dev
Dates: Tuesday’s 7-9pm, October 17, November 21, December 19, 2017 and January 16, February 13, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19 & July date TBD.
Note: This is a continuing class with ongoing registration.
Register and learn more here. 

Food Symbols Revelation — Torah Medicinals, Part I

Come hear Kehilla members Rabbi Shifrah Tobacman and Ayurvedic Doctor Victoria Alara Alcoset share some knowledge and understanding revealed to them each regarding ancestral healing foods in the Torah.
Date: Monday, May 12st, 6:30-8:15 pm in the Fireside Room
Fee: $20 for members, $35 for non-members
Registration coming soon. Please email maya@kehillasynagogue.org with any questions.

Exploring Jewish?

Learning * Reflection * Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah * Conversion *

If you’ve been thinking about giving your interest in Jewish experience more focused attention, Kehilla would like to encourage, and help support your effort. However you define what “Jewish” (or “Kehillian”) experience means to you, there are opportunities to explore and enrich that part of your life. You may have a desire to study toward a bar/bat mitzvah ceremony, or a conversion, or just to give yourself the gift of deeper personal exploration.

We invite you to a 6-month commitment starting at the High Holy Days. Those interested will choose among a variety of experiences: classes (Hebrew included), groups, partnered study (chevruta), solo study, personal reflection and exploration of mitzvot and the spiritual underpinnings of social action. Some participants will identify a concrete goal; others will just see what develops.

If this intrigues you, please respond (“I’m curious” is a sufficient response, more is welcome) to experience@kehillasynagogue.org . No commitment now—let’s talk!