Lehrhaus Judaica – Jewish Learning

Lehrhaus Judaica 5781 Fall-Winter Hebrew Courses - Register Now

Welcome! Whether you're new to CBST classes or are continuing your studies, CBST's doors (and our zooms) are open to you! 

These courses run for 8 weeks via Zoom beginning the first week of November (see below each class title for specific dates)

Alef Beginners - Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6 - 7:00 pm
***As the Alef Beginners Tuesday/Thursday class is reaching capacity, new registrants may be offered an alternate day/time before the course begins.***

Nov. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24; Dec. 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 22; Jan 5, 7, 12
Those who never studied Hebrew or need a "refresher" will learn to read Hebrew and basic prayerbook vocabulary using the book “Aleph Isn't Tough: An Introduction to Hebrew for Adults, Book 1” (order here). Taught by Ron Weiss, CBST Educator.

Alef (Part II) - Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9 - 9:50 am
Nov. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24; Dec. 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22; Jan 5, 7
Our summer Alef course continues, using "Aleph Isn't Tough: Book 1" (order here) to finish learning the Hebrew letters, begin learning root words and patterns and some Hebrew grammar fundamentals. Taught by Miya Rotstein, CBST Educator. If you were not in the summer Alef class, take this Alef II Self-Assessment to see if you should enroll or consider the Alef Beginners class.

Bet (Part II) - Mondays & Wednesdays, 9 - 9:50 am
Nov. 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 30; Dec. 2, 7, 9, 14, 16; Jan 4, 6, 11 
Our summer Bet course continues with students who are Hebrew-reading ready and recognize basic prayerbook root words. We will use the textbook "Aleph Isn't Enough: Book 2" (order here) and will take a close look at both the familiar and lesser known prayers in our CBST Siddur. Taught by Miya Rotstein, CBST Educator.  If you were not in the summer Bet class, take this Bet II Self-Assessment to see if you should enroll or consider the Alef Part II class. 

Lashon Kodesh: The Language of Prayer - Wednesdays, 6 – 7:00 pm
Nov. 4, 11, 18; Dec. 2, 9, 16; Jan. 6, 13 
With a focus on the application of Hebrew language skills, we will study the evolution of the language of prayer using the CBST siddur, B’chol L’vav’cha (order here).  Taught by CBST Associate Rabbi Yael Rapport in English with text in Hebrew and translation. Students should take Bet II Self-Assessment and be able to read Hebrew accurately and confidently with vowels. 

Ongoing Text Study Classes

Mussar Meditations Series with Rabbi Moskowitz - Everyday except Shabbat / Saturday, 8:30 am to 8:45 am
Mussar Meditations Series: Rabbi Moskowitz teaches Path of the Just by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto, also known as the Ramchal. These 15-minute sessions meet every day except Saturday. Rabbi Moskowitz will stream each teaching live from the CBST Facebook Page. Recording of each teaching will be immediately available in the CBST Facebook Videos section archive. Link to text referenced in this series: Messilat Yesharim, Introduction 

Psalm Study with Rabbi Kleinbaum - Monday through Thursday, 9:45 am to 10:45 am
Rabbi Kleinbaum brings a life-long love of the Psalms to this class for a deep study of the texts in Hebrew and English. The class looks at a variety of translations and discusses the meaning of these sacred poems to us today and how they've inspired worship and music. Students are encouraged to produce and share writings, music and art inspired by their own reading of the Psalms. Some knowledge of Hebrew is useful but not necessary. If you are intending to attend this class regularly, please email Jkatz@cbst.org to be placed on the class email list, and join the class Facebook page. No registration is required, but a contribution at your discretion to Adult Education at CBST is appreciated. Click here to make a contribution towards Psalms Study. 
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/513468144
Meeting ID: 513 468 144
Call-in: +1 646 876 9923 (New York)

Pirkei Avot Study with Rabbi Moskowitz - Mon-Thurs, 2:30 pm to 2:55 pm (beginning November 2)
Rabbi Moskowitz continues the study of Pirkei Avot, the foundational text of Jewish ethical teaching. Some knowledge of Hebrew is helpful, but not necessary; no registration is required. All are welcome!
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81678632962
Meeting ID: 816 7863 2962
Call-in: +1 646 876 9923 (New York)

Talmud Study with Rabbi Moskowitz - Mon-Thurs, 3 pm to 3:45 pm 
This Talmud Study group meets regularly to study with Rabbi Mike Moskowitz.
Please note: Registration is currently closed. If you are interested in joining a wait list for the next class in Talmud to open please write to Jkatz@cbst.orgSome Hebrew Language background is helpful, but not required.

Connecting in Community​ with Cooperberg-Rittmaster Rabbinical Fellow Deborah Megdal - Fridays, 3 pm to 4 pm 
In these challenging times, we show up for each other with an open heart and loving presence. Join Cooperberg-Rittmaster Rabbinical Fellow Deborah Megdal for a short text study and discussion in small groups, as we transition into Shabbat. Newcomers and “drop-ins” always welcome! No registration required. Fridays, 3pm-4pm. 
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/256347787
Meeting ID: 256 347 787
Dial by your location: +1 646 876 9923 (New York)

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Participating via Zoom: Most of our programming is conducted online via Zoom, so please be sure to read up on our Zoom Instructions & Etiquette for ParticipantsMUTE your computer microphone, phone or other device until you are invited to speak. Zoom is a free technology for calling and videoconferencing. You do not need a personal Zoom account to use it. Zoom has step-by-step instructions hereThis is also a good guide to using Zoom.

Check our calendar for ongoing programming!

For class recordings, please click here.