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






 

Foundations for a Thoughtful Judaism with Rabbi Michael Jay

Mondays, 10 am on Zoom
Dates: Jan. 3, 10

Class Description: From the Hartman Institute: This groundbreaking, pluralistic curriculum grew out of an interest in sharing ideas that have been taught to rabbis at the Hartman Institute for decades and is designed to give even beginners access to deep Jewish thought. This sophisticated curriculum is not a 'how-to' Judaism 101 course but can serve as a complement for learners interested in grappling with philosophical questions on Jewish peoplehood, faith, ethics, and practice that are at the heart of Jewish tradition.

Cost: $110 for CAI Members / $220 for Nonmembers


To register, please complete the form below. You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom meeting information.


 






 

Text Study and Coffee: Continuing the Book of Genesis (B'reisheet) Through the Lens of Commentary with Nancy Caplan

Tuesdays, 10:30 am on Zoom
Dates: 
Jan. 11, 18, 25; Feb. 1, 8, 15; Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Apr. 5


Cost: $120 for CAI Members / $240 for Nonmembers


To register, please complete the form below. You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom meeting information.


 






 

Pirke Avot as a Stepping Stone to Jewish Law and Custom
with Nancy Caplan

Tuesdays, 12:30 pm on Zoom
Dates: Jan. 11, 18, 25; Feb. 1, 8, 15; Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Apr. 5

Cost: $120 for CAI Members / $240 for Nonmembers


To register, please complete the form below. You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom meeting information.


 






 

Gender and Mitzvot - A Conversation with Rabbi Ari Lucas

Tuesdays at 8 pm on Zoom
Dates: Feb. 8, 22

Class Description: 
In this four-part series, we will explore questions of gender and mitzvot - how we make mitzvot like prayer, tallit, and tefillin accessible and meaningful to all members of our community. We’ll ask questions about the history and development of different practices and current writing/thinking on the topic with an eye towards considering our own community’s practice.


To register, please complete the form below. You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom meeting information.


 






 

The Biblical Book of Chronicles with Rabbi Alan Silverstein

Wednesdays, 9:30 am on Zoom
Dates: Jan. 12, 19, 26; Feb. 2, 9, 16

Cost: Free for CAI Members / $120 for Nonmembers


To register, please complete the form below. You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom meeting information.


 






 

The Case for Israel with Rabbi Alan Silverstein

Wednesdays, 10:30 am on Zoom
Dates:
Jan. 12, 19, 26; Feb. 2, 9, 16


Cost: Free for CAI Members / $120 for Nonmembers


To register, please complete the form below. You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom meeting information.


 






 

Medical Ethics and Jewish Law with Rabbi Alan Silverstein

Thursdays, 9:30 am on Zoom
Dates: Jan. 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17


Cost: Free for CAI Members / $120 for Nonmembers


To register, please complete the form below. You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom meeting information.


 






 

Jewish Pop Culture with Susan Werk

Thursdays, 10:30 am on Zoom
Dates: Jan. 13, 20, 27; Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24


Class Description: Enjoy a fun hour of investigating the latest of Jewish Pop culture. Through the magic of Zoom we will view clips and wonder "what's Jewish about this?"

Cost: 
Free for CAI Members / $140 for Nonmembers



To register, please complete the form below. You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom meeting information.


 






 

TaNaKh with Rabbi Ari Lucas

Thursdays, 12 pm on Zoom
Dates: Jan. 20, 27; Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24


Class Description: We will work our way through the Hebrew Bible (TaNaKh) covering one chapter each session. There are 929 chapters so we should cover the whole Bible in under 20 years! We’ll begin in the book of Shoftim-Judges. No previous knowledge necessary. The first 10-15 minutes of each session will be dedicated to simply reading the verses in Hebrew and in English, and then we’ll discuss themes, commentary, questions. We’ll draw from resources on the 929 website.

Cost: Free for CAI Members / $140 for Nonmembers


To register, please complete the form below. You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom meeting information.


 






 

Heartfelt Prayers: Gems from "Lev Shalem"
with Rabbi Richard Hammerman


Fridays, 8:35 am on the Morning Minyan Zoom link
Dates: Through May 2022


Class Description: We will be using the Siddur Lev Shalem for Shabbat and Festivals. A limited number of books are available to borrow from CAI for CAI members on a first come, first served basis. Books can be picked up from the Main Office during regular office hours. Books can also be purchased from the Rabbinical Assembly Website (currently 40% off!).


To register, please complete the form below. You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom meeting information.


 






 

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Judaism
But Never Asked with Rabbi Marge Wise


Fridays, 10 am on Zoom
Dates:
Jan. 14, 28, Feb. 4
Friday, Jan. 21, 9:30 am on Zoom

(When Max Kleinman's class meets, Rabbi Wise's class will start at 9:30 am - this way no one has to choose!)

Class Description: Come to learn, to re-learn, to share, to ask, to flex your curiosity muscles, AND to have fun! Learning is FUN! Especially when you learn with friends!

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Judaism But Never Asked is the title of Rabbi Marge Wise's new class. Don't miss it! It will be on Friday mornings at 10 am, beginning on Jan 14.

Rabbi Wise invites all interested participants to send her your questions - she has already gotten a bunch - which she will happily answer - or do research on, if it's something technical, which she can't answer "off the top".



To register, please complete the form below. You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom meeting information.


 






 

Current Events and Implications with Max Kleinman

Fridays, Monthly at 10:30 am on Zoom
Dates: Jan. 21, Feb. 18, Mar. 18, Apr. 8, May 20


Class Description: 
An interactive discussion of major news events and developments, with particular emphasis on Jewish concerns and issues. Max Kleinman is a columnist on current events for New Jersey Jewish News. Max previously served as CEO of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest for 20 years.


To register, please complete the form below. You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom meeting information.


 






 


Congregation Agudath Israel is a partner for the 2021-22 ScholarStream series. CAI members may register for any and all of the eight series, spanning October 2021 to May 2022, at no cost.
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January 19,2022 /  17 Shevat 5782