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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.

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 Andy Schwebel, our Executive Director, at 314-576-9990 x106.

ONGOING AND UPCOMING CLASSES

Shabbat

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.

Torah at Twilight - Time changes monthly based on sunset
Shabbat afternoon study, between Minchah and Ma’ariv. Time changes monthly.
Please check our calendar for times.

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. Click here to register.

Introduction to Judaism2:00 - 3:30 pm; Facilitated by Rabbi Neal Rose
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. Begins Oct. 13. Click here to register.
This class is complimentary.

Wednesday

Comparative Religions: An Exploration of Faiths - 10:00-11:30 am; 
Facilitated by Rabbi Neal Rose; Join us as we explore, in conversation and discussion, different faiths, beliefs and traditions. We will invite guest teachers, speakers, spiritual leaders and special guests to join us. Begins Oct. 23
Click here to register. $50 for the year

Thursday

Yiddish Class: A Class for Beginners and All Who Enjoy a Bissel of Yiddish!
10:00-11:00 am; Facilitated by Rabbi Neal Rose,
Students will learn basic Yiddish vocabulary words for basic conversation.
Begins Oct. 24. Click here to register. $18 for the year

Midtown Midrash - Enterprise Bank & Trust Building, 150 N. Meramec Avenue in Clayton, 5th floor;  12:00 - 1:30 pm; Facilitated by Rabbi Neal Rose
This class, located in Clayton, with snacks readily available, focuses on revitalizing our personal prayer life through exploration of our liturgy. 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.

HEBREW CLASSES

Sunday

Crash Course in Aleph Bet 10:00 - 11:30 am; Facilitated by Chani Pinsberg
Get a “crash course” in Hebrew with Chani Pinsberg in this class sponsored by NJOP. Class begins September 15 and will follow the MKLC calendar.
Click here to register. This class is complimentary.

Hebrew Reading From the Beginning - 1:00 - 2:00 pm; Facilitated by Ophira Nitzan Melnick; A beginners reading course introducing Hebrew letters, vowels, and reading. In each class, participants will learn new syllables and new words. By the end of the course students will have acquired a vocabulary of 150 words and will be able to read Hebrew. This twenty-class series will begin Oct. 13.
Click here to register. $36 for the Fall Semester

Monday

Ulpan Ivrit - Advanced Modern Hebrew - 2:00 - 3:30 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. Begins Sept. 9.  Click here to register. $72 for the Fall Semester

Ulpan Ivrit - Beginning Modern Hebrew - 5:00 - 6:15 pm
Facilitated by Ophira Nitzan Melnick  
A language program that teaches grammar, reading comprehension and conversation skills at the beginning level. This class welcomes anyone, with little or no Hebrew background. Begins Sept. 9. Click here to register. 
$72 for the Fall Semester

Ulpan Ivrit - Intermediate Modern Hebrew - 7:00 - 8:30 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. Begins Sept. 9. Click here to register.
$72 for the Fall Semester

Tuesday

Advanced Hebrew Reading - 6:45 - 7:45 pm
Facilitated by Chani Pinsberg
Advanced Reading in the Liturgy with comprehension of key root letters and repeating words. Begins Sept. 10. Click here to register.
$72 for the Fall Semester

Beginning Hebrew Reading for Tefillot and Blessings - 6:45 - 8:15 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, confidence, and joy. Curriculum follows the Jewish calendar and includes learning of prayers and blessings for Shabbat, holidays, and every day. Students will learn to read the Aleph Bet and then move onto reading the Siddur​​​​​​. Begins Sept. 10. Click here to register.
$72 for the Fall Semester

Biblical Hebrew: Understanding the Language of the Bible - 7:45 - 8:45 pm, Facilitated by Chani Pinsberg
Students will learn grammatical patterns and key vocabulary words.
Begins Sept. 10. Click here to register. $72 for the Fall Semester

Wednesday

Hebrew Reading for Tefillot and Blessings - 6:45 - 8:15 pm
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, confidence, and joy. Curriculum follows the Jewish calendar and includes learning of prayers and blessings for Shabbat, holidays, and every day. Facilitated by Ophira Nitzan Melnick  
Begins Sept. 11. Click here to register.  $72 for the Fall Semester

Beginning Hebrew Conversation - 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Facilitated by Chani Pinsberg
Students will learn basic vocabulary words for basic conversation.
Begins Sept. 11. Click here to register.  $72 for the Fall Semester

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, September 20 2019 20 Elul 5779