Adult Education at B'nai Israel
Upcoming & Ongoing Classes
Preparing for Pesach: Biblical & Talmudic Sources for the Seder
Meets on two non-sequential Saturdays from 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm in the Social Hall. Sessions on March 25; April 8. All levels welcome.
Rabbi Baz will examine the Biblical and Tamudic sources for the Passover seder that we know today.
Rabbi Evelyn Baz earned her ordination and M.A. from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies and held a Wexner fellowship. An online review of Rabbi Baz noted: “Evelyn is a remarkable and insightful teacher who adeptly translates ancient Jewish wisdom into an accessible, relevant, and contemporary idiom. The Torah that she shares is profound and personal. I'm exceedingly grateful for the time that I have spent experiencing Evelyn's teaching.”
For the series: $18 for Congregation B’nai Israel members, $24 for non-members. Nobody will be turned away from this class for inability to pay. Because this class meets on Shabbat, please make payment arrangements prior to the first class.
Introduction to Watercolor Painting
Wednesdays from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. First class: April 5. 4 sessions.
Participants are asked to bring a Prang 8 color watercolor set and one fine and one medium watercolor brush to the first meeting. The instructor (Jay Bainbridge)will supply paper for the first meeting.
Jay Bainbridge has a B.A. in art education from Western Illinois University and is a teacher at Congregation B'nai Israel Preschool. He has been a watercolor artist for 17 years.
$36 for Congregation B’nai Israel members, $40 for non-members.
Coming to America: Immigrants' Perspectives
Sunday April 30 at 10:30 am. Panel discussion moderated by Harvey Buchalter.
Immigration is very much in the news lately. Join us for a delicious Sunday brunch, followed by a presentation by a panel of our own Congregation B'nai Israel members who were immigrants themselves.
The panel will consist of Tania Bobrick, a native of Mexico, Michel Messeca, a native of Egypt, and Lyn Sinowitz and Lucille Friedland, both of whom emigrated from the United Kingdom to the United States.
$8 for Congregation B’nai Israel members, $10 for non-members. Advance reservations are required.
You may make reservations by calling the synagogue office at 266-0155.
Deadline for reservations is Wednesday April 26.
Conversational Hebrew (Ulpan) for Beginners
Fridays from 10:00 am to 11:00 am in the Religious School. First Class: February 17. 10 sessions.
Ulpan is a Hebrew word meaning "studio", "teaching", or "instruction". The ulpan is designed to teach adult immigrants to Israel the basic language skills of conversation, writing and comprehension. Students will learn the Hebrew alphabet (reading & writing), conversational Hebrew, and connect what they learn to the Hebrew from the Siddur.
Mika Ribak Shevchenko is a native Hebrew speaker who has studied Hebrew as a Second Language Instruction at The Hebrew University.
$100 for Congregation B’nai Israel members, $125 for non-members. All materials will be provided.