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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 Innovative Learning, Youth and Engagement, at 314-576-9990 x116.

SUNDAY

A Thinking Person's Judaism: Makers of Modern 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. 

MONDAY

Advanced Modern Hebrew: 2:00 - 3:00 pm, Facilitated by Ophira Nitzan Melnick
Zoom: Zoom link provided upon registration. Cost is $144 plus the cost of a textbook.


Participants will deepen their Hebrew language skills through reading  and discussing articles on a variety of topics, and by listening to, reading and discussing current events from Israel. Course is taught entirely in Hebrew. Please contact Liessa Alperin at 314-576-9990 x116 or liessa@bnaiamoona.com with any questions.


Beginning Modern Hebrew - Level 2: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Facilitated by Ophira Nitzan Melnick
Zoom: Zoom link provided upon registration. Cost is $144 plus the cost of a textbook.

This course is for students who can read and speak Hebrew in the present tense and can write in Hebrew cursive. In this course participants will learn the past tense and additional grammar rules. They will improve their reading and conversational skills. Please contact Liessa Alperin at 314-576-9990 x116 or liessa@bnaiamoona.com with any questions.


Fresh Eyes on Ancient Teachings: Jewish Spiritual Insights for Contemporary Seekers, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm,
Facilitated by Rabbi Carnie Shalom Rose
Zoom: Click here for Zoom info

This text based class will explore Rabbinic, Mystical and Kabbalistic Texts, Tales and Insights to help navigate our thorny contemporary times. This class is complimentary.


Beginning Modern Hebrew - Level 1: 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm, Facilitated by Ophira Nitzan Melnick
Zoom: Zoom link provided upon registration. Cost is $144 plus the cost of a textbook.

A language program that teaches grammar, reading comprehension and conversational skills. This class welcomes anyone with basic Hebrew decoding ability, who is interested in learning to speak, read and understand modern Hebrew in a communicative way. Please contact Liessa Alperin at 314-576-9990 x116 or liessa@bnaiamoona.com with any questions.


Introduction to Biblical Hebrew: Close study of the Biblical Book of Jonah: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Facilitated by Rabbi Neal Rose
Zoom: Click here for Zoom info

This class will emphasis both the Hebrew language and literary features of this unusual book. All are welcome.  Feel free to reach out to Rabbi Neal Rose at neal@bnaiamoona.com with any questions.


Intermediate Modern Hebrew: 7:50 pm - 8:50 pm, Facilitated by Ophira Nitzan Melnick
Zoom: Zoom link provided upon registration. Cost is $144 plus the cost of a textbook.

Participants improve their reading comprehension and conversational skills in modern Hebrew through articles, dialogues, and songs in a variety of everyday life topics, and through further study of grammar that includes verbs in past present and future tenses. Please contact Liessa Alperin at 314-576-9990 x116 or liessa@bnaiamoona.com with any questions.

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
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.

WEDNESDAY

Inyana DeYoma - Issues of the Day, Rapping with Rabbi Rose, 10:00 am - 11:30 am,
Facilitated by Rabbi Carnie Shalom Rose

Zoom: Click here for Zoom info

Join our Senior Rabbi for a weekly intimate Schmooze about the most challenging and pressing issues facing postmodern Jews and the members of our own Kehillah. Intimate, Relevant and Existential! Not to be missed! This class is complimentary.


Sex, War, and Betrayal: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Facilitated by Rabbi Jeffrey Abraham
Zoom: Click here for Zoom info 

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. This class is complimentary


Aleph Bet Hebrew, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Facilitated by Cantor Sharon Nathanson
Zoom: Click here for Zoom info 
Participants will learn Hebrew at the beginning level starting with the building blocks of the language, the Aleph Bet. Class will be available on Zoom. This class is complimentary. 


Introduction to Judaism, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Facilitated by Rabbi Jeffrey Abraham
Zoom: Zoom link provided upon registration

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 $36 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. 

THURSDAY

"One Fish" Yiddish" 10:00 - 11:00 am, Facilitated by Rabbi Neal Rose
Zoom: Click here for Zoom info

Students will learn basic Yiddish vocabulary words for basic conversation. 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
Zoom: Click here for Zoom info

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

SHABBAT

Torah for Today: 10:00 am, Facilitated by Rabbi Neal Rose
Kosher Zoom, Livestream 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.

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.

Sat, October 23 2021 17 Cheshvan 5782