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Adult B'nai Mitzvah | Adult Conversion 
Continuing Education| Special Events | Community Events 


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.

Adult Education classes are generously sponsored by the Diane & Paul Gallant Adult Education Fund and the Stanley & Rochelle Ferdman Innovative Adult Education Fund. Todah Rabbah!

To discuss other payments options, please contact Claudia at 314-576-9990 x122. If you have questions about our programs and classes,  please contact Liessa our Director of Congregational Life and Engagement, at 314-576-9990 x116.


A Thinking Person's Judaism 10:15 am, Facilitated by Rabbi Neal Rose
Zoom: Click here for Zoom info

We will be discussing the The ideas and philosophies of those who have influenced modern Jewish life. This class is complimentary. 


People of the Book Pt 1 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Facilitated by Tanya Spivey
Class will be in person beginning October 16, 2023.

***NEW format for 2023***

"Why were human beings created?" "Because God loves stories."

Join us for another season of People of the Book; a unique class where we create a one-of-a-kind coffee table book with your stories. 

Part 1 (Fall) will focus on basic computer programs such as Word, Excel, Google, Youtube, etc while learning the building blocks of storytelling.
Part 2 (Spring) will focus on bringing together our stories and creating the actual book.

Cost is $54 per session, plus the cost of printing the book in the spring. 

We recommend bringing your own laptop (Windows preferred). A few computers will be available to share.
*We encourage everyone to join us for both sessions. Please reach out to Tanya at 314-576-9990 x142 with any questions. 

Intro to ASL 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Facilitated by Forest Booth
Class will be in person beginning October 16, 2023.

***NEW for 2023***

Learn a new language with American Sign Language. 
Classes will be held from October 16 - December 18

This class is $90.



Israel and the Jewish People: Schmooze in the News about Current Events in Israel, 
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Facilitated by Senior Rabbi Jeffrey Abraham

Zoom: Click here for Zoom info

Are you constantly opening your online news sources or newspapers to read about Israel or other issues related to the Jewish people? Is what you’re reading accurate? What about what you hear on the news? Is it positive or negative? Between the newly formed government, Iran, Syria, Hezbollah, Hamas, and the Palestinians, we will have endless amounts of current events to speak about and delve into! Join Rabbi Abraham to discuss, evaluate, and learn more about the global landscape regarding both Israel and the Jewish people in the media based off of the current events for that particular week. There will always be something to discuss in this class. This class is complimentary.



Yiddish & Yiddishkite, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Facilitated by Rabbi Neal Rose - Ongoing
Zoom: Click here for Zoom info
Please note the new day of the week!
Students will learn basic Yiddish vocabulary words for basic conversation. This class is complimentary. 

This class is now closed please contact if you are interested in future classes.


Sex, War, and Betrayal Part II: Perspectives in Prophetic History, A Deeper Look Into the Books of Chronicles, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Facilitated by Senior Rabbi Jeffrey Abraham 
Zoom: Provided with Registration

Join us as we continue the study of Sex, War, and Betrayal. The Books of Chronicles give deeper religious insight into what we just read in the Neviim Rishonim.

Class will begin on February 1, 2023. 

This class is complimentary.

Summer / Early Fall Schedule

August 2
NO CLASS - August 9 
August 16, 23, 30, and Sept. 6: BIG READ instead of Class
Sept. 13
Sept. 20
Sept. 27
Oct. 11

Beginner's Hebrew (Aleph Bet), 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Facilitated by Cantor Sharon Nathanson
*** Registration now open for 2023***
Classes will be in person from October 11 through May 29. 

Students will learn to decode the letters of the Hebrew Alphabet in this beginning Hebrew reading course.
This class is complimentary when taken with the Intro to Judaism.

If you have any questions, please contact Liessa Alperin at 

Introduction to Judaism, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Facilitated by Senior Rabbi Jeffrey Abraham
*** Registration now open for 2023***
Classes will be in person from October 11 through May 29. 

Whether you are new to Judaism or just want to get back to basics, this is a great opportunity to learn with Rabbi Jeffrey Abraham. Come learn or relearn about the basic tenets of being Jewish and our Jewish people.  Classes will cover Judaism’s biggest and most inspiring ideas as well as the nuts-and-bolts of daily Jewish living. Including: 
·  History and culture of the Jewish people
·  Holy days and festivals
·  Shabbat
·  Passover
·  Jewish concepts of God and ethics and more!

Cost is $54 which includes the cost of a textbook. 
This class is taught in partnership with the Louis & Judith Miller Introduction to Judaism Program at American Jewish University. 


Midtown Midrash: 12:15 - 1:30 pm, Facilitated by Rabbi Neal Rose  
Zoom: Click here for Zoom info
Please note new time.
 This class focuses on the weekly Torah Reading and it's relevance to our contemporary world. This class is complimentary. 


Torah for Today: 10:00 am, Facilitated by Rabbi Neal Rose
Kosher ZoomLivestream and FB Live

Rabbi Neal leads a 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. This class is complimentary.

Also available in person

Special Learning Opportunity 

Around the Jewish World with Tom Price

Tom Price was a career foreign service officer at the US Department of State, went on to become the highest ranking American in the OSCE headquarters in Vienna, followed by a stint as adjunct Professor in Judaic Studies at the University of Arizona. He has guided several groups on foreign trips and is now launching this podcast with an opening episode on Thessalonki Greece. Join Tom as he reveals the history of Jews around the World and entertains with his well-informed insights. 

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 Cantor Sharon Nathanson to explore your Jewish journey as an Adult Bar or Bat Mtizvah.

Wed, December 6 2023 23 Kislev 5784