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Congregation Agudath Israel offers financial assistance for the classes listed below. Please contact Susan Werk at swerk@agudath.org.






 

The Future of Jewish Peoplehood with Rabbi Michael Jay

Mondays, 10 am
Dates: Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22; Apr. 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10

Class Description: The Future of Jewish Peoplehood after the New Year.
Today we face new challenges to our unity including nationalism, antisemitism, dual loyalty, and identity politics. More than with video lectures and interviews, textual sources and a leader’s guide – we consider what it means to be a member of the Jewish people, the core values that animate Jewish peoplehood, and the contemporary challenges to Jewish unity.  The curriculum examines the forces dividing the Jewish people today, including nationalism, antisemitism, dual-loyalty, and identity politics; and it imagines new conceptual frameworks that can help sustain and grow the story of our people for a new millennium.


Cost: $100 for CAI members / $200 for nonmembers

Please complete the form below. You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom meeting information upon registration.


 






 

Weekly Parsha Class with Susan Werk

Mondays, 8 pm
Dates: Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22; Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 24, 31; June 7, 14

Register Here






 

Torah Study with Phil Kruger

Tuesdays, 8 pm

Class Description: A Critical Analysis - Phil Kruger leads a weekly discussion of selected topics in the Torah. It is his intention to explore the Torah text from a critical, historical and, on occasion, a philosophical perspective. We will begin discussing chapters 2-3 in the book of Genesis but will not necessarily adhere to the weekly Torah cycle. You will find yourself at a great disadvantage in these discussions if you do not have handy a copy of the Hebrew scriptures, in either English or Hebrew, or preferably, in both.

Join Here / Meeting ID: 994 7357 9443






 

The Study of Jewish Law with Rabbi Ari Lucas

Wednesdays, 10-10:45 am
Dates:
Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24; Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26

Class Description: The study of Jewish law can be a deeply spiritual experience. We’ll go through the Shulhan Arukh - Rabbi Yosef Karo’s foundational code of Jewish law to understand the origins of Jewish law and practice on a variety of topics beginning with prayer and holidays.
No prior knowledge necessary.

Cost: FREE for CAI members / $240 for nonmembers

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Proverbs and Pearls of Torah Wisdom
with Rabbinic Intern, Marge Wise


Thursdays, 9:30-10:30 am
Dates:
Mar. 4, 11, 18; Apr. 8, 15, 22, 29; May 6; 13

Class Description: The Book of Proverbs, called Mishleiin Hebrew, contains gems of Biblical wisdom covering, but not limited to: Jewish values, moral and ethical behavior, the meaning of human life, how to live as a "mensch" and much much more.

Marge will email the text of the section/s which will form the basis for each class.

Spoiler alert! An example of what is found in the Book of Proverbs is the following: Chapter 31 is the beautiful description of an "Aishet Chayil", a woman of valor!!

Come and learn about one of Judaism's less famous, but very meaningful, collections of lessons for life — Come learn "Mishlei with Marge"!


Cost: FREE for CAI members / $120 for nonmembers

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Sighing and Soaring with the Book of Psalms with Rabbi Hammerman

Fridays at 8:35 am / On the morning minyan Zoom link.

Join Here / Meeting ID: 958 825 213

 










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June 13,2021 /  3 Tammuz 5781