Learning is a lifelong pursuit.  The B'nai Amoona team strives to provide multiple avenues to the joy of learning Judaism at every level.  Whether you are new to Judaism or deeply involved in text study, we have regular classes and unique opportunities available.

Shabbat

Torah for Today

Mendelson Library, 10:15am

Our Rabbis lead discussion on the weekly Torah reading of our most sacred and ancient text. We seek to apply the relevant lessons of Torah to our lives today.

The Joyous Third Meal of Shabbat

Occurs between Minchah and Mariv

Join us for a Shabbat afternoon study in a relaxed setting with one of our Klei Kodesh.

Sunday

Midrash You Can Take Home With You

Hieken Conference Room, 10:15am

Rabbi Davidson guides this weekly class which examines Midrash (Rabbinic homiletic material) derived from a close reading of the weekly Torah portion and finds lessons for daily life. For more information, please contact Rabbi Josef Davidson at 314-576-9990 x110.

Intro to Judaism

Mendelson Library, 1:00pm to 2:30pm

This class is intended for anyone interested in learning more about Judaism, whether that be for the purpose of becoming Jewish or of learning more about Judaism as an adult. This class is also being streamed live here. To view previous classes, click here. For more information, please contact Rabbi Josef Davidson at 314-576-9990 x110.

Monday

Adult Hebrew Class—“Ulpan Ivrit: Intermediate”

Classroom #14, 1:45pm to 2:45pm

Anyone can learn to speak Hebrew! This class focuses on conversational Hebrew at the intermediate level. This class is taught by Ophira Melnick who is a native Hebrew speaker and has taught this beautiful language to students of all ages for many years. For more information, please contact Rachel Bray-Spezia at 314-576-9990 x119.

Tuesday

Adult Hebrew Class – “T’fillot & B’rachot”

Classroom #14, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Anyone can learn to read Hebrew! This class focuses on reading Hebrew Prayers and understanding their meanings. This class is taught by Ophira Melnick who is a native Hebrew speaker and has taught this beautiful language to students of all ages for many years. For more information, please contact Rachel Bray-Spezia at 314-576-9990 x119.

Wednesday

Jewbilation: An Exploration of Jewish Culture and Religious Diversity

Mendelson Library, 10:00am to 11:30am

Together with Rabbi Tracy Nathan and others, students will study the rituals, prayers, laws, stories, music, food, and political iden-tity in Jewish communities around the world. For more information, please contact Rhonda Oberman at 314-795-8990. Registration is $15 for Sisterhood or Men’s Club members and $30 for non-members. This class is generously sponsored by BA Sisterhood.

Adult Hebrew Class – “Ulpan Ivrit: Beginner”

Classroom #14, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Anyone can learn to speak Hebrew! This class focuses on conversational Hebrew at the beginning level. This class is taught by Ophira Melnick who is a native Hebrew speaker and has taught this beautiful language to students of all ages for many years. For more information, please contact Rachel Bray-Spezia at 314-576-9990 x119.

Adult Hebrew Class – “T’fillot & B’rachot”

Classroom #14, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Anyone can learn to read Hebrew! This class focuses on reading Hebrew Prayers and understanding their meanings. This class is taught by Ophira Melnick who is a native Hebrew speaker and has taught this beautiful language to students of all ages for many years. For more information, please contact Rachel Bray-Spezia at 314-576-9990 x119.

Thursday

Midtown Midrash in Clayton - 48 Attributes Worth Acquiring

Enterprise Bank & Trust Building, 12:00pm

Join Rabbi Davidson to study 48 attributes by which one acquires Torah. The Enterprise Bank & Trust Buidling is located at 150 North Meramec Avenue in Clayton, MO 63105. Classes are held on the 5th floor.

Adult B'nai Mitzvah

Becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah at the age of 13 is a special and transformative experience.  Some of us never had the opportunity.  Some of us want to relearn and experience again what we forgot.  Still others want to be a positive Jewish role model for their children and grand-children.B'nai Amoona offers the opportunity to participate and celebrate the experience of becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah at any age.

We will work together to develop the skills of Hebrew Reading, Haftarah and Torah cantillation, in-depth study of the Torah, and other avenues of learning that are geared for the needs of an adult.

Please contact Rabbi Carnie Rose to explore your Jewish journey as an Adult Bar or Bat Mtizvah.

Choosing Judaism

B’nai Amoona welcomes all people who want to connect to Judaism.  We honor the courage it takes to commit to a new religion.  We have a robust community of Jewish souls who have chosen Judaism later in life.

If you are interested in Judaism for any reason, including exploring conversion, our Rabbi's would be happy to meet and create a plan that makes sense.
Generally speaking, most seekers of Judaism become part of the B’nai Amoona community immediately, participating in our regular programming.  Conversion students meet regularly with our Rabbis, discussing the values of Judaism, Jewish history, lifecycle events and holidays.   We utilize the nationally renowned Miller introduction to Judaism curriculum for our studies.

After sufficient time, B’nai Amoona Rabbis officiate a formal conversion with a Rabbinic court at a ritual pool, called a mikvah.

For more information on conversion at B’nai Amoona, please email Rabbi Carnie Rose or call him at 314-576-9990 ext. 105.

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