Lehrhaus Judaica – Jewish Learning

New Programs!

Yom Iyyun: Day of Learning for All Ages: “Aging Begins at Birth!" CLICK HERE TO REGISTEE - Sunday, July 26 A day of exploration and play about aging — your own and your loved ones, including your parents, your children, and our CBST community. Who will you be as you get older? What can you do now to improve your life as an older adult? How can we become a community that is age-friendly, where our multiple generations, sexual orientations, and gender identities learn from, support, and enjoy each other?

Challenges and Coping Strategies of the COVID-19 Pandemic CLICK HERE TO REGISTER - Tuesday, July 28 Led by Diane Burhenne, PhD, Clinical Psychologist. Some of you may have heard Diane's Town Hall presentation about the Challenges and Coping strategies of the Covid19 pandemic. This three week journey is an expansion of that talk. First, we’ll look at stress and anxiety. then isolation, loneliness and solitude, and in the 3rd week, loss and sadness. We will also talk about coping strategies, ways to deal with and get through these times; and there also will be opportunities to ask questions.

Healing Circle CLICK HERE TO REGISTER - Monday, August 3 Hosted and accompanied by Judy Ribnick, LCSW, MA, Consulting Director of Aging Initiatives at CBST; cantorial soloist. We are all in need of healing.  As friends, caregivers, family members and citizens of the world, we can pray for ourselves and all those in need of healing.  Join together to chant, breathe, pray, and learn from traditional and contemporary Jewish texts.  Please have a candle ready to be lit near your computer. 

CBST's Summer 5780/2020 Lehrhaus Judaica Adult Learning Classes

Whether you are new to CBST classes, or are continuing in an existing class (such as Psalms Study or Pirkei Avot), we appreciate your registration – this helps us prepare the “zoom” rooms and lets us know of your interest.  Please know our doors (and our zooms) are always open to you! And this summer, all classes are free of charge. Classes run for eight consecutive weeks beginning June 29, 2020. Class rosters close Friday, July 3. All contributions support Jewish Learning at CBST. Questions? Contact Jesse.

All Hebrew Classes Taught by Miya Rotstein, CBST Educator. Note: Before registering for one of the three Hebrew classes, take the self-assessment / proficiency guide linked in each class description to determine which level is right for you. Need help? Email Miya.

Hebrew "Alef" - Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9 am
For those who never studied Hebrew or need a "refresher." Learn to read Hebrew and basic prayerbook vocabulary. 

Hebrew "Bet" - Mondays & Wednesdays, 11 am
Advanced Beginners:
For those who can read letters and vowels and are able to complete the Hebrew Bet Class Self-Assessment. Increase your vocabulary and grammar through prayerbook and biblical texts. 

Hebrew "Gimmel" - Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6 pm
For those who can sight-read Hebrew words and recognize basic prayerbook root words and are able to complete the Hebrew Gimmel Class Self-Assessment. Increase your vocabulary and exposure to grammar, poetry, and liturgical texts.

The following classes are open to those of any skill level or background. Texts will be provided in original Hebrew and translation. Both classes taught by Rabbi Atara Cohen, Cooperberg-Rittmaster Pastoral & Educational Intern.

Stories of the Rabbis - Mondays, 6 pm
Discuss the art of rabbinic story-telling, make Talmud more approachable, and delve into deep questions. 

Mishnah Brachot - How Do We Pray - Wednesdays, 6 pm
This exciting rabbinic text lays the groundwork for our prayers today. 

Drop-ins Encouraged. No Registration Needed.

Psalm Study: Mon-Thurs, 10:00 - 10:45 am
(15 minute pre-class schmooze at 9:45)

To participate via ZOOM click this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/513468144
OR join by phone (audio only),
 +1 646 876 9923 US (New York);
when prompted, enter
Meeting ID  513 468 144
Rabbi Kleinbaum and other CBST Clergy Team members lead this 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. All necessary texts are provided via PDF.

Pirkei Avot Study with Rabbi Moskowitz:
Mon-Thurs, 4-4:45 pm
ZOOM: https://zoom.us/j/92665533458
Meeting ID: 926 6553 3458;
Call-in: +1 646 876 9923 
Rabbi Moskowitz continues the study of Pirkei Avot, the foundational text of Jewish ethical teaching. This class begins with Chapter 2, where Rabbi Moskowitz's class between Pesach and Shavuot left off. The earlier class is not a prerequisite for this one. Some knowledge of Hebrew is helpful, but not necessary; no registration is required. All are welcome! Photo Credit: Emil Salman

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.