Hod veHadar Adult Education

Program for 2019-20

In accordance with the instructions issued by the Ministry of Health, the congregation will be holding only online activities until further notice. Details will be published on the Coming Events page.

English classes

Living with People 

A monthly series of looks at life with others through the
lens of Rabbinic texts & Jewish tradition.

Tuesdays at 20:00, in the Library.

29.10.19:   The Talmud meets Vaad HaBayit (Residents’ committee)
19.11.19:    “He said…. she said….”
17.12.19:   Who’s peeking in my window?
21.1.20:     Love your neighbor as yourself 
18.2.20:     Fires of humiliation or “killing” with words
31.3.20:     Lies, white lies and BS
(note new date)

Instructor: Shoshana Michael Zucker
Language: English

Weekly Torah Portion

Friday mornings at 9:30 at Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/783007174 . The weekly Torah portion from varied perspectives, with observations about how it relates to today’s world. The sessions are led by instructors from the community.
Coordinators: Stephen Kramer and Barbara Schwartz
Language: English

27.3     Vayikra: Natalie Barkan

3/4       Tzav: Anita Tamari
10/4     (Pesach)
17/4     Shemini: Rav Tzvika
24/4     Tazriah-Metzorah: Baruch Kraus
1/5       Acharei Mot-Kedoshim: Stefanie Raker
8/5       Emor: Gail Shuster Bouskila
15/5     Behar-Bechukotai: Sam Lehman-Wilzig
22/5     Bamidbar:   Shoshana Michael-Zucker
29/5     Nasso: Natalie Barkan
5/6       Behaalotchah:   Mark Okrent
12/6     Shelach Lecha: Naomi Leitner
19/6     Korach:   David Zisenwine
26/6     Chukat:  Shoshana Michael-Zucker

Hebrew classes


Sundays, at 19:45, online. 

We are studying Tractate Berachot, chapter 9, closely reading the text, incorporating classic learning with modern thinking and research. The course also focuses on the relevance of the text to today’s world. The sessions are open to both men and women alike. Please check the Events page to confirm dates.
Instructor: Rabbi Lionel Levy
Language: Hebrew


Introduction to the Revolution of the Mishna with Rabbi Tzvi Graetz 
Wednesday evenings at 20:00 on these dates:
1.1 * 5.2 * 26.2 * 4.3 * 11.3 * 25.3 * 1.4  * 22.4 * 6.5 * 13.5 * 20.5 * 3.6 * 10.6 * 17.6 * 24.6
It is possible to join this class online. Contact Rabbi Graetz for details: rav@hodvehadar.org or WhatsApp 052-4092211.
Recordings of previous classes on available on YouTube

Shabbat classes

Will resume together with public services, when permitted by the Ministry of Health.