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 email@example.com. Please scroll down for current offerings.
Online Hebrew/Biblical Text Resources
Essentials of Judaism
Taught by: Rabbi Dev Noily
Join Rabbi Dev for a deep dive into some of the juiciest parts of Jewish practice and life. This monthly class is required for Conversion and Adult B’nei Mitzvah Students and is open to all.
Sessions meet monthly starting on Tues., November 19, 2019 every Third Tuesday until May 19, 2020 from 7-9pm.
700 Benches: Winter Session 2020
Taught by: Rabbi Dev Noily & Rabbi Gray Myrseth
Join Rabbi Dev and Rabbi Gray for this 6-week beit midrash, where you’ll learn ancient Jewish texts in their original language, explore Talmud study as a spiritual practice, and co-create a supportive, queer-normative community of study. All you need to begin is your alef-bet (Hebrew alphabet) and to be able to commit to all six sessions.
Sessions will take place Monday evenings from 6:45-9:15pm on January 13th, 20th, and 27th, and February 3rd, 10th, and 24th. Note: there is no class on February 17th.
Back Classroom – Main Floor
Piyut: Sephardic Jewish Liturgical Music – SP 2020
Class Offered by: HAMAQOM
Taught by: Tsipi Gabai
Join Rabbi Tsipi for this 4-week exploration of the enchanting world of Sephardic Piyut. Piyutim are Jewish liturgical poems, written in Hebrew and sung in prayer, at lifecycle events and at Jewish communal gatherings and celebrations. In this course, we will learn to sing piyutim from different lifecycle events, while examining the texts of these poems from Morocco, Yemen, Iraq and Spain with Rabbi Tsipi Gabbai as our guide. This class is co-sponsored by Kehilla.
Sessions will take place Thursday evenings from 7-8:30pm on April 23rd, 30th, and May 7th and 14th.
Back Classroom – Main Floor
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . No commitment now—let’s talk!