Lehrhaus Judaica Adult Education 5782 Fall Semester

We are thrilled to announce the 5782 Fall Semester of Adult Education learning opportunities at CBST! 

Hebrew Courses
Text, Prayer, Culture, and Historical Study
Seminars

  • Courses run for 8 weeks via Zoom beginning the week of October 18, except for Intro Level Mishnah with Rabbi Moskowitz which begins October 11.
  • Registration Deadline: Class rosters close on Friday, October 15.
  • Refunds for course fees cannot be accommodated after Friday, October 15. 
  • Adult B* Mitzvah Students are required to take one Hebrew course at any level, as well as Intro to T’filah: Jewish Prayer.
  • Zoom Information will be sent out to registrants on Friday, October 15 by 5:00 p.m.
  • Recordings will be made available to registrants. 
  • Scholarship and payment plans are available for members experiencing financial hardship. Contact jkatz@cbst.org with the subject line "Lehrhaus Scholarship or Payment Plan Request." Please allow time for processing. We will respond to scholarship or payment plan requests after October 4. 


Hebrew Courses

Intro to Hebrew - Mondays, 6:00 - 7:15 p.m.
8 Sessions - Oct. 18, 25; Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Dec. 6
Course Fee: $250 ($150 for members)
Taught by Ron Weiss, CBST Educator
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. Please have a notebook and pen with you for this class. Worksheets: Hebrew VowelsSh'va Rules, and Hebrew Nouns.

Intermediate Hebrew Continued - Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
8 Sessions - Oct. 20, 27; Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24; Dec. 1, 8
Course Fee: No registration fee, with a contribution at your discretion 
Taught by Ron Weiss, CBST Educator
For those who have already studied with Ron in an Alef Beginners course and are looking to continue their studies with this intermediate course. 

Biblical Hebrew - Intermediate - Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
8 Sessions - Oct. 20, 27; Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24; Dec. 1, 8
Course Fee: $250 ($150 for members)
Taught by Miya Rotstein, CBST Educator
New students are welcome to this second part of Introduction to Biblical Hebrew. This course will focus on Biblical Hebrew as a language and grow vocabulary and competency in reading Torah texts. We begin with a refresher on the basic principles of Biblical Hebrew. The class will use "The First Hebrew Primer: The Adult Beginner's Path to Biblical Hebrew" as its primary textbook. Take this Alef II Self-Assessment to gauge your level. 

Prayerbook/Liturgical Hebrew - Intermediate - Thursdays, 6:00 -7:00 p.m.
8 Sessions - Oct. 21, 28; Nov. 4, 11, 18; Dec. 2, 9, 16 (No class Thanksgiving)
Course Fee: $250 ($150 for members)
Taught by Miya Rotstein, CBST Educator
This class will build on previous study of root words and grammatical concepts taught in introductory prayerbook Hebrew. We will use the Shabbat morning liturgy as a primary text and work to understand these prayers together in Hebrew! The class will use "Companion Siddur - Conservative Edition" as well as supplemental, on screen texts, provided by the instructor. Students must have completed previous 'Intro to Hebrew' level courses. Take this Alef II Self-Assessment to gauge your level. 


Text, Prayer, Culture, and Historical Study

Intro to T’filah: Jewish Prayer - Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
8 Sessions - Oct. 19, 26; Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Dec. 7
Course Fee: $250 ($150 for members)
Taught by Cooperberg-Rittmaster Rabbinical Intern Yael Werber
Take this opportunity to learn with CRRI Yael Werber and dive into the text and meaning of T'filah - Jewish prayer. Any level of Hebrew proficiency is welcome. (This course is offered exclusively to Adult B* Mitzvah students.)

Intro Level Mishnah to Talmud, with Chevrutah - Mondays through Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Beginning October 11 and running every M, T, W, Th through March 2022, with exceptions for holidays
Course Fee: No registration fee, with a contribution at your discretion 
Taught by Rabbi Mike Moskowitz, Scholar-in-Residence for Trans and Queer Jewish Studies
Rabbi Moskowitz offers this daily in-depth text study and analysis of Jewish text with an opportunity for group chevrutah study, in which participants will analyze, discuss, and debate a shared text. This course is open to all, regardless of Hebrew proficiency or previous knowledge of Jewish text. All are welcome! Especially for those who enjoyed Rabbi Kleinbaum's Psalm Study, this course offers an opportunity for deep, communal study with Rabbi Moskowitz. 

Parashat HaShavuah - Fridays, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Beginning October 15 and running every Friday, with exceptions for holidays
Course Fee: No registration fee, with a contribution at your discretion 
Taught by Rabbi Mike Moskowitz, Scholar-in-Residence for Trans and Queer Jewish Studies
This course is a text study of the week's Torah portion, or parashah. Students will learn and grapple with the meaning of the weekly Torah portion, guided by Rabbi Moskowitz. 

Seasonal Resistance with Rabbi Mike Moskowitz
Monthly - Oct. 6, Nov. 4, Dec. 2, times vary per date
Course Fee: No registration fee, with a contribution at your discretion 
Taught by Rabbi Mike Moskowitz, Scholar-in-Residence for Trans and Queer Jewish Studies
Each Rosh Chodesh (New Month), we will explore the wisdom Jewish tradition offers about the texture of time and the ways it can inform our activism as spiritual practice. CBST Scholar-in-Residence for Trans and Queer Jewish Studies Rabbi Mike Moskowitz teaches this monthly course. Registration includes all dates; you do not need to register separately for each class. Registrants will receive the Zoom info to attend the morning of each session. Registrations are accepted on a rolling basis, and registrants are welcome to attend as many or as few classes as they like. 


Seminars (registration coming soon!)

Hidden and Revealed: Stories of Closeting and Coming Out in our Sacred Texts
3 Sessions - Wednesdays, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Course Fee: No registration fee, with a contribution at your discretion 
Taught by Cooperberg-Rittmaster Rabbinical Intern Dave Yedid
What and where is the closet in our Torah? Together, we will explore the theme of the closet in LGBTQ life and our Torah. We'll look at how three characters--Jacob, Joseph and Esther--conceal and reveal themselves.

 

Queer and Trans Study Course
December dates to be announced
Taught by Rabbinical Student Ariel Tovlev