Lifelong Learning

Adult Lifelong Learning

Join us for Learning in Elul:

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Please check the calendar for dates and times.

Text Study Group: Meets Tuesdays at 1 – 2:30pm Stimulating discussion about current and classic Jewish books. Newcomers welcome. Current book: Jewish Mediation by Aryeh Kaplan

Shira: Singing as Spiritual Practice with Hannah Ashar: Join us in building singing community! We’ll explore niggunim (melodies), experimenting with rhythm, volume, texture, harmony, and listening. This is for folks of all levels of comfort and skill singing.

Talmud Class: Join Rabbi Marc for deep dive in to Talmud, currently learning Tractate Sotah.

Torah Reading Class: with Rabbinic Intern Hannah Ashar, 11am – 12pm In this five-session introductory class for adults and interested bnei mitzvah students able to read Hebrew (need not be able to read quickly), Hannah will teach torah reading skills, including understanding the trope as punctuation and learning its music. Part 2 will take place in the Spring, in which participants will continue to strengthen fluidity with trope, and practice applying trope to torah text. Participants will ‘graduate’ with reading a 3-4 verse aliyah on Thursday or Shabbat morning.

Shabbat Learning

Chai Mitzvah: Chai Mitzvah is an adult Jewish engagement initiative, asking the question, “What do you want your adult Jewish life to look like?” and guides participants in answering that question through study, spirituality and social action. Deepen your personal connection to living Judaism with fellow congregants, led by Karli Sherwinter.

Svasana on Shabbat: Restorative Yoga practice to help our Bodies, Minds and Spirits rest. On summer hiatus. Drop your kids at school and come spend an hour for yourself on Shabbat. Enjoy Slow movements and supported yoga postures that allow us to bring focus to our breath and minds, which in turn allows our nervous systems and spirits a chance to come home to Shalom. If you feel comfortable doing so, please bring a yoga mat and any yoga blankets or props you may have.

We welcome ideas and suggestions for classes, workshops, speakers, etc to enrich the Bonai Shalom learning and sharing environment.