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.

All Hebrew classes are meet in Brides Room beginning on September 11. Classes are $36 for 11 weeks. Please RSVP to Idena Freedman at 314-576-9990 ext 135 or Idena@bnaiamoona.com for the Adult Hebrew classes.

Adult Hebrew classes are generously sponsored by The Diane & Paul Gallant Adult Education Fund, The Rochelle & Stanley Ferdman Innovative Adult Education Fund, and The B’nai Amoona Sisterhood. Todah Rabbah to our sponsors!

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

Time changes monthly based on sunset

Learn in a relaxed setting with one of our Klei Kodesh between Minchah and Ma’ariv.

Sunday

Confronting Chaos: Great Spiritual Masters Speak to the Chaos of Contemporary Life

Heiken Conference Room, 10:15 am
Rabbi Neal Rose will lead a weekly text study and interactive discussion about how we can tackle the challenges we all
face in post-era modernity.

Adult Hebrew: T’fillot and B’rachot—Hebrew Reading Comprehension

Classroom #25, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
This class focuses on Hebrew Prayer reading and understanding. This class is taught by Ophira Melnick.

Introduction to Judaism

Mendelson Library, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, starting on October 22, 2017
This interactive course explores Jewish history, practice, texts, and culture. It is designed for anyone who seeks to live a
richer Jewish life, including those contemplating conversion to Judaism. This class is taught by Rabbi Orrin Krublit.

Babysitting generously sponsored by the Diane and Paul Gallant Adult Education Fund.

Adult Hebrew: Reading from the Beginning (extension course of Intro to Judaism)

Mendelson Library, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, starting on October 22, 2017
This class is designed to be an extension to our Introduction to Judaism course and focuses on reading Hebrew at the
beginning level and is taught by Ophira Melnick.

Monday

Adult Hebrew: Ulpan Ivrit—Intermediate Level

Classroom #25, 1:45 pm to 3:15 pm
This class focuses on conversational Hebrew at the intermediate level. This class taught by Ophira Melnick.

Intro To Mussar: Sacred Texts and Spiritual Practices

Mendelson Library, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, starting on October 16, 2017
This class is designed for those who seek to build a foundation for their spiritual practice and is focused on the soul traits
of Anavah (Humanity) and Savlanut (Patience). This course is facilitated by Cyndee Levy and Dr. Bruce Frank.

Adult Hebrew: Ulpan Ivrit—Beginning Level, Part 2

Classroom #25, 7:15 pm to 8:45 pm
This class focuses on conversational Hebrew at the beginning level. This class is taught by Ophira Melnick.

Tuesday

Adult Hebrew: Advanced Siddur Reading

Bride’s Room, 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm, starting on October 3, 2017
This class focuses on Hebrew reading from the siddur at the advanced level. This class is taught by Chani Pinsberg.

Adult Hebrew: Beginning Hebrew Reading

Bride’s Room, 7:45 pm to 8:45 pm, starting on October 3, 2017
This class focuses on Hebrew reading at the beginning level. This class is taught by Chani Pinsberg.

Wednesday

Path Of The Mensch

Mendelson Library, 10:00 am to 11:00 am, starting on October 18, 2017

This Mussar class, lead by Rabbi Neal Rose, will be studying from Dr. Alan Morinis’ insightful book, Everyday Holiness:
The Jewish Spiritual Path of Mussar.

No prior knowledge or experience necessary.  $15.00 Men's Club / Sisterhood Members  * $30 for non-members

To register, please contact Barbara Shechter at 314-576-9990 x126

Questions? Contact Linda Spitzer Gavatin at 314-482-8271
Generously sponsored by BA Sisterhood and The Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Center for Jewish Learning.

For the evening Mussar class, please click here to register.

Thursday

Midtown Midrash in Clayton

Enterprise Bank & Trust Building, 150 N. Meramec Avenue in Clayton, 5th floor, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Join Rabbi Orrin Krublit for “48 Middot: Values for Living a Meaningful Life”.

Please RSVP to Laurie.

Coming Soon

iEngage: Jewish Values and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Through the study of Jewish narratives about Israel and the unpacking of the complex meanings of peace in Jewish
tradition, participants are invited to explore the ideas and values that animate different attitudes toward the conflict and
how these values shape their own political understandings. This class will be taught by Rabbi Orrin Krublit.g a Meaningful Life”.

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.