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B'nai Amoona Lehrhaus Adult Education Institute

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.



Torah for Today -  10:15 am
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.


A Thinking Person's Judaism -  10:15 am
This weekly text study and interactive discussion is lead by Rabbi Neal Rose, and focuses on timely, contemporary issues facing Jews and Judaism in the Post-Modern Era. Click here to register.


Sisterhood's Summer Class: Begins June 12th
Mysticism, Madonna and Modernity
Guller Banquet Hall, 10:00 am; Facilitated by Rabbi Neal Rose
$15 for Sisterhood and Men's Club members and $30 for non-members
Additional $24 book fee:
The Kabbalah Reader: A Source of Visionary Judaism by Edward Hoffman
Books can be purchased from Amy Maupin in the Rabbinic Suite or at the first class. Please make checks payable to Rabbi Rose's Discretionary Account.
Contact Barb Hoffman at 314-691-0435 or for more information. Click here to register.



Midtown Midrash - Enterprise Bank & Trust Building, 150 N. Meramec Avenue in Clayton, 5th floor;  12:00 - 1:30 pm; Facilitated by Rabbi Orrin Krublit
Current Topic: Loving the Layers of Liturgy. This class, located in Clayton with easy parking and snacks readily available, focuses on revitalizing our personal prayer life through explorations of our liturgy. Come and learn as we explore the history, origins, and source texts of prayers in order to create personalized and meaningful interpretations and connections to our prayer book, our Siddur, and the holy words inside. The class is located on the fifth floor of the Enterprise Bank & Trust building at 150 N. Meramec Ave - feel free to use the parking garage beneath the building to park.
Click here to register.



Ulpan Ivrit - Advanced Level Hebrew - 1:45 - 3:15 pm
Facilitated by Ophira Nitzan Melnick 
Students deepen their Hebrew language skills through reading and discussing articles on a variety of topics, and by listening to, reading and discussing news from Israel. Click here to register.

Ulpan Ivrit - Beginning Modern Hebrew - 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Facilitated by Ophira Nitzan Melnick  
A language program that teaches grammar, reading comprehension and conversational skills. Anyone with little to no Hebrew background is welcome to join this class. Click here to register.

Ulpan Ivrit - Intermediate Level Hebrew - 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Facilitated by Ophira Nitzan Melnick 
Participants improve their reading comprehension and conversational skills in modern Hebrew, through articles and dialogues in a variety of everyday life topics, and through further study of grammar. Click here to register.


T'fillot & Brachot - Read, Do, Understand! - 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Facilitated by Ophira Nitzan Melnick 
Enhance your Jewish living! Join this class to explore the meaning of prayers and blessings - in the synagogue and at home - and learn to recite and read them with fluency, understanding, and confidence. Curriculum follows the Jewish calendar and includes learning of prayers and blessings for Holidays, Shabbat, and everyday. 
Click here to register.

The fee for all classes are $36 per session, plus the cost of the textbook.

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.

* Lehrhaus means House of Learning. Originally, it was the name of a Jewish studies school founded by Franz Rosenzweig in Germany in 1920. It sparked a Jewish intellectual revival, attracting intellectuals such as Martin Buber, S.Y. Agnon, A.J. Heschel, Gershom Scholem, and Erich Fromm.

Fri, May 24 2019 19 Iyyar 5779