Lehrhaus Judaica Adult Education 5782 Winter Term

We are thrilled to announce the 5782 Winter Term of Adult Education learning opportunities at CBST! 

Please note registration has closed for all classes this term, except Words & Walls, which accepts new registrants on a rolling basis (recordings of past class are made available for new registrants). Questions? Reach out to Jkatz@cbst.org.

Registration Details 

  • Courses run for 8 weeks via Zoom beginning the week of February 7. 
  • Registration Deadline: Class rosters close on Friday, February 4.
  • Refunds for course fees cannot be accommodated after Friday, February 4. 
  • Course Fees: $250 ($150 for members) per course. We appreciate any additional contributions at your discretion to support Adult Education at CBST.
  • Zoom Information will be sent out to registrants on Friday, February 4 by 5:00 p.m.
  • Adult B* Mitzvah Students are required to take The Jewish Bookshelf course. Hebrew classes are optional for those who have already completed the basic beginner classes and above.
  • 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 January 24. 
  • All classes require a minimum of 5 total registrants to run. If a class does not meet this requirement, registrants will be notified.

Content Courses


Words and Walls: Current Issues in Israel & Palestine through Graffiti - REGISTER NOW
Frequency: Tuesdays, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
8 Sessions: Feb 8, 15, 22; Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5

Taught by: Rabbi Marisa Elana James, Director of Social Justice Programming
Graffiti can communicate multiple messages - it can share history, mark territory, tell stories, or send a political message. Join Rabbi James for a virtual visit to the walls of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Bethlehem, and other Israeli and Palestinian cities to explore current issues through graffiti. Using the words and images on the walls as our texts, we’ll explore topics including religious freedom, economic and social justice, and gender and sexuality. 

The Jewish Bookshelf (Registration Closed)
Frequency: Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
8 Sessions: Feb 8, 15, 22; Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5

Taught by Cooperberg-Rittmaster Rabbinical Intern Yael Werber
Take this opportunity to learn with CRRI Yael Werber and explore some essential texts for your Jewish education. Any level of Hebrew proficiency is welcome. This course is offered exclusively to Adult B* Mitzvah students.

Hebrew Courses


Intro to Hebrew - Part 2 (Registration Closed)
Frequency: Mondays, 6:00 - 7:15 p.m.
8 Sessions: Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28; Mar 7, 14, 21, 28; Apr 4

Taught by: Ron Weiss, CBST Educator
A continuation of last semester's Intro to Hebrew course, learning basic prayerbook vocabulary and finishing 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 - Part 2 (Registration Closed)
Frequency: Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
8 Sessions: Feb 9, 16, 23; Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; April 6

Taught by Ron Weiss, CBST Educator
A continuation of last semester's Intermediate Hebrew Continued course, continuing with basic vocab and finishing the book "Aleph Isn't Enough: Hebrew for Adults, Book 2". Please have a notebook and pen with you for this class. Worksheets: Hebrew VowelsSh'va Rules, and Hebrew Nouns.

Biblical Hebrew (Registration Closed)
Frequency: Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
8 Sessions: Feb 9, 16, 23; Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; April 6, 13

Taught by Miya Rotstein, CBST Educator
This class is a continuation of the last term. If new students would like to join, they will need to advance to chapter 15 of "The First Hebrew Primer" textbook. 

Prayerbook Hebrew (Registration Closed)
Frequency: Thursdays, 6:00 -7:00 p.m.
8 Sessions - Feb 10, 17, 24; Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; April 7

Taught by Miya Rotstein, CBST Educator
Using as our primary text, Prayerbook Hebrew the Easy Way,  this class will focus on learning Hebrew roots, grammar and sentence structure to better understand the words of the Siddur, with a particular focus on the Shacharit (morning) prayer liturgy. Students are welcome to purchase this textbook, but PDF chapters will be available as well. There will also be other supplemental materials. This class is open to new students. Must be reading ready.