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.

Shabbat

Torah for Today

Mendelson Library, 10:15am

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.

Sunday

The Power of Our Words

Hieken Conference Room, 10:15am

Words have great power. They can heal, and they can hurt, and with them, God created the world.

In this weekly class, facilitated by Rabbinic Intern Ben Chaidell, we’ll explore the power of words in Jewish tradition- in particular how words impact the world around us and provide opportunities to realize Menschilcheit with one another. We’ll look at words of blessing and healing, words of destruction (gossip, shaming) likened to murder, and the most powerful word of all, the name of God. Through it all we’ll see how words commit us to action and can sanctify our relationships and our lives by creating the worlds of meaning in which we live.

Introduction to Judaism

For information about Introduction to Judaism classes, please contact Rabbi Orrin Krublit at rabbiorrin@bnaiamoona.com.

Monday

Adult Hebrew Class

Adult Hebrew will return in the fall. Check back in August for more information!

Tuesday

Adult Hebrew Class

Adult Hebrew will return in the fall. Check back in August for more information!

Wednesday

Introduction to Mussar: Sacred Texts and Spiritual Practices

Mendelson Library, 10:00am July 5 - August 23

This Introduction to Mussar opportunity is an ideal first exposure to the study and practice of Mussar. Designed for those who seek to build a foundation for their spiritual practice. Focused on the soul traits of Humility/Anavah, Patience/Savlanut, and Gratitude/Hakarat Ha’Tov.
Facilitated by Rbbi Neal Rose and Cyndee Levy.

No prior knowledge or experience necessary.  $18.00 Materials Fee

To register, click here.

Questions? Contact Linda Spitzer Gavatin at 314-482-8271
Generously sponsored by BA Sisterhood and The Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Center for Jewish Learning.

Adult Hebrew Class

Adult Hebrew will return in the fall. Check back in August for more information!

Thursday

Midtown Midrash in Clayton

Enterprise Bank & Trust Building, 12:00pm

Rabbi Krublit shares nuggets of Rabbinic Wisdom based on the weekly Torah portion. The texts are advanced, yet accessible. All are welcome. 150 N. Meramec, Clayton, MO 63105, 5th Floor

Please RSVP to Laurie.

*Summer Only*

Learn with an Intern

Come and learn with Rabbinic Intern Benjamin Chaidell one-on-one this Summer! Benjamin is available to tutor you in Hebrew (regardless of age or experience!) with a focus on building reading, writing, or speaking ability. He is also ready to study in Chevruta (“pairs”) Bible, Talmud, and other sacred works of our heritage in the language of your choice.

Flexible availability and free for members of Congregation B’nai Amoona! Contact Ben to learn more!

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.

Choosing Judaism

B’nai Amoona welcomes all people who want to connect to Judaism.  We honor the courage it takes to commit to a new religion.  We have a robust community of Jewish souls who have chosen Judaism later in life.

If you are interested in Judaism for any reason, including exploring conversion, our Rabbi's would be happy to meet and create a plan that makes sense.
Generally speaking, most seekers of Judaism become part of the B’nai Amoona community immediately, participating in our regular programming.  Conversion students meet regularly with our Rabbis, discussing the values of Judaism, Jewish history, lifecycle events and holidays.   We utilize the nationally renowned Miller introduction to Judaism curriculum for our studies.

After sufficient time, B’nai Amoona Rabbis officiate a formal conversion with a Rabbinic court at a ritual pool, called a mikvah.

For more information on conversion at B’nai Amoona, please email Rabbi Carnie Rose or call him at 314-576-9990 ext. 105.

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