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Congregation B'nai Amoona's "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.

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 Anita Kraus, our Director of Operations, at 314-576-9990 x122.

ONGOING AND UPCOMING CLASSES

SUNDAY

A Thinking Person's Judaism
10:15 am
Facilitated by Rabbi Neal Rose

This weekly text study and interactive discussion focuses on timely, contemporary issues facing Jews and Judaism in the Post-Modern Era.

Available via Zoom (only) Click here for Zoom info
This class is complimentary. 


 

MONDAY


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TUESDAY

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

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.

Available via Zoom Only Click here for Zoom info
This class is complimentary. 



 

WEDNESDAY

Sex, War, and Betrayal
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
Facilitated by Rabbi Jeffrey Abraham

Ever wonder what really happens in our Hebrew Bible after the Torah ends and Moses passes away?  Come learn with Rabbi Abraham about the tales which occur after the Torah.  Three major themes arise during this part of the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible): Sex, War, and Betrayal.  Rabbi Abraham will be delving into all three based on the text and commentaries.  We will begin with the Book of Joshua.  Please bring a Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) (online or in print) to participate in this class.

Available via Zoom only. Click here for Zoom info 
This class is complimentary. 




 

The Ethical Life: Jewish Values in an Age of Choice:
A Turnkey Curriculum in Jewish Ethics from JTS

8:00 pm, beginning June 9, 2021 - August 4, 2021.
Facilitated by Rabbi Abraham

From political and financial scandals to rapid progress in biomedical science and technology, the complex issues of modern society are, at their core, issues of ethical and moral concern. Now more than ever, we require a solid understanding of how Jewish ethics can inform our discussions and decisions about the critical questions of the day. Judaism has a long history of wrestling with moral questions, responding to them in a way that considers all sides of an issue. 

This complete, turnkey course for adult learners gives rabbis and educators the resources to facilitate nuanced communal conversations grappling with today’s most pressing ethical dilemmas. It includes videos featuring JTS faculty, other expert scholars, and practitioners in the field; classical and contemporary texts; an extensive leader’s guide; and additional resources online.


Zoom link to be provided upon registration. 
For more information, please contact Rabbi Abraham at at rabbi.abraham@bnaiamoona.com
This class is complimentary. 



THURSDAY

"One Fish" Yiddish!
10:00-11:00 am, Summer 2021
Facilitated by Rabbi Neal Rose

Students will learn basic Yiddish vocabulary words for basic conversation.

Class will be available on Zoom. Click here for Zoom info
This class is complimentary. If you need a copy of the book, please contact liessa@bnaiamoona.com



 


Midtown Midrash
 12:00 - 1:30 pm;
Facilitated by Rabbi Neal Rose

 This class focuses on revitalizing our personal prayer life through exploration of our liturgy. 

Available via Zoom Only Click here for Zoom info
This class is complimentary. 





Biblical Hebrew
7:00 pm, 
Facilitated by Rabbi Neal Rose

Available via Zoom Only. Zoom link to be provided upon registration. 
For more information, contact liessa@bnaiamoona.com
This class is complimentary. 


 

***NEW***
Blessings of the Home

7:00 pm, June 17, June 24, July 1, July 22, August 12
Facilitated by  Cantor Sharon Nathanson

Available via Zoom Only. Zoom link to be provided upon registration. 
For more information, contact liessa@bnaiamoona.com
This class is complimentary. 



 

SHABBAT

Torah for Today
 10:00 am, Ongoing Class
Facilitated by Rabbi Neal Rose

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.

Available via Zoom, Livestream and FB LiveClick here for Zoom info
This class is complimentary. 





Pirkei Avot
Shabbat Evenings
Facilitated by Rabbi Neal Rose

More information to follow. 
Available via Zoom, Livestream and FB Live Click here for Zoom info
This class is complimentary.

 

Classes by Request

Haftarah Chanting Class
Facilitated by Cantor Sharon Nathanson
 
Class will be available on Zoom. Zoom link to be provided upon registration. 
For more information and to register, please  contact Cantor Sharon at sharon.nathanson@bnaiamoona.com
This class is complimentary. 



Chanting Lamentations: a review of Eicha cantillation
Facilitated by Cantor Sharon Nathanson
 
Class will be available on Zoom. Zoom link to be provided upon registration. 
For more information and to register, please  contact Cantor Sharon at sharon.nathanson@bnaiamoona.com
This class is complimentary. 

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 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.

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