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Adult Education

EBJC offers a full range of adult courses designed for all interests and at various days and times. If you want to learn something that is not currently offered, let us know!

 

ADULT TORAH/HAFTORAH CLASSES - NOW is the time to learn! It's painless and so rewarding. Contact Rabbi Pivo for more information.

 

PARASHAT HaSHAVUAL WITH RABBI PIVO:

Every Friday at 11:00am

In the Parshat HaShavuah class this year, we are comparing and contrasting the English translation of selected translations of the weekly parshah. Texts: the ArtScroll edition of the chumash, the Etz Hayim chumash (RA/USCJ), and Robert Alter's translation of the Torah.



HOME RITUALS WITH CANTOR LARRY:

12/7 and 12/14 at 11:00 am

If you have ever wondered about the what, why and how of many of the Jewish home rituals, please join Cantor Larry for this two session ZOOM course on the whats and hows of our home practices.

In these sessions we will go over a number of home rituals, such as lighting candles, washing the hands, putting up a M'zuzah, covering mirrors during Shiva, and more. Please bring questions and we will explore the answers and even find out some differences in various Minhagim or customs.

 

 

GENESIS-SCIENCE CLASS - This class combines a rigorous textual analysis of the biblical verses with knowledge from external sources, including history, science, linguistics and archeology. We meet every Monday evening at 8:30 pm (on Teams during the pandemic).  After more than 13 years of continuous study, having started at the beginning of the Book of Genesis and completed the entire Pentateuch, we are currently (November 2020) about to finish the Book of Joshua and begin the Book of Judges.

 

LUNCH AND LEARN - Every Wednesday at 12:00PM.  During the fall and winter, our Lunch and Learn class will discuss Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel's The Sabbath. Copies of the book are available through the EBJC office.

 

MONROE LUNCH AND LEARN - Once a month we meet with Rabbi Pivo in the homes of various congregants. These sessions have been very interesting and well attended. Please call Howard Jacobs at 732-402-2273 or at howard_jacobs@ebjc.net for details on upcoming dates, to get on our Monroe mailing list, with questions and to reserve your spot. (via zoom during the pandemic.)

 

TALMUD CLASS - This class brings to life the voices, discussions and debates of our sages as they formulated Jewish Law based on the traditions and foundational texts received from ancient times. We meet every Wednesday evening at 8:30 pm for about one hour. Currently we are studying tractate Kiddushin which concerns the laws of marriage.  On Teams during the pandemic.

 

HEBREW READING CRASH COURSE WITH CANTOR LARRY: 

11/9, 11/16, 11/23, and 11/30, all at 11:00 am

This is the Zoom class for anyone who would like to be able to read Hebrew. If you come to services and can not follow along...this class is for you.

If your child goes to Kesher and you can not help...this is the class for you.

If you've always wanted to read Hebrew, but were embarrassed to tell anyone...this is the class for you!

You don't even have to pay for the book!

Cantor Larry will have you reading in 5 glorious weeks!  If you're interested and to register, please contact cantorlarry@ebjc.org and provide your name, email, and phone number. A Zoom link will be provided a few days before the class to those that register.  

 

ISRAELI DANCE - Mondays 7:15pm for beginners; 8 pm for intermediate/ advanced. Come and stay for as long as you can! $10.00 per session fee. (on pause during the pandemic.)

 

MA JONG GAMES - Mondays 7 pm in Room 9. Come and join us for friendly Mah Jong games! All levels, including experienced as well as beginners, who will be eagerly taught, are welcome. We look forward to seeing you! (on pause during the pandemic.)

Mon, November 30 2020 14 Kislev 5781