Aleph to Tav: Beginning Hebrew for Adult Learners - Learn the basics of the Hebrew language in a course for adult learners who primarily want to use Hebrew in a synagogue or ritual setting. We will learn to read the alphabet, learn key words and phrases and work to develop a higher level of comfort in Hebrew. Price $300 (Minimum 10 students needed for the class to be held) Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm, October 22 - January 28.
Beyond Borders: History of The Arab-Israeli Conflict - This Florence Melton School for Adult Learning Scholars course, taught in conjunction with the St. Paul Talmud Torah, provides students with a strong, text-based historical overview. Course material encourages discussion and debate reflected through a variety of primary sources. Price TBD - Monday evenings, 6:30-8:30 pm January 5-April 6 2015. Instructor TBD. Registration details to follow, not yet available.
You Shall Let it Rest and Lie Fallow: The Shmita Year - 5775 is a shmita year, the seventh year during which the Torah commands us to let our land have a "shabbat shabbaton", a "complete rest.” Our bounty becomes hefker, ownerless, and all debts are forgiven. What do we do with this mysterious ancient tradition? Come find out! We will engage with text scholars, organic farmers, local food activists, economic justice leaders and other teachers who will open up this tradition for our community and help to frame our values through this important lens. Price TBD - April 13 & 20 | May 4th & 11th 2015, 6:30-8:30 pm.