Beit Midrash Hod veHadar
Program for 2018-19
Sundays, at 19:45, in the classroom downstairs. The last class for the season will be 1 July 2018. Classes will resume after the fall holidays.
This year we are studying Tractate Berachot, chapter 8, 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
Keva & Kavanna: Text & Meaning in Prayer
Tuesdays, in the Library. Upcoming class: 4 September 2018, 20:00
Memory: More than a Children’s Game
The Rosh Hashanah Musaf service includes three unique, and uniquely complex blessings, join us as we read one of them carefully and delve into meaning of memory on the holiday the Torah calls the “Day of Remembrance”
Oftentimes we complain about the prayers, especially that they are too long and too repetitive. Then we look for something external to improve the situation but the improvement can and should also come from within ourselves and from the prayers themselves. In order to fill our personal and communal prayers with a living spirit, it is helpful not only to understand the literal meanings of the words but also to explore how we can add substance and meaning.
Instructor: Shoshana Michael Zucker
Weekly Torah Portion
Friday mornings at 9:00, resuming on 31 August 2018, in the library. 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
31/8: Ki Tavo – Anita Tamari
7/9: Nitzavim – Baruch Kraus
15/9: Vayelech – Stefanie Raker
22/9: Ha’azinu – Dov Vogel
29/9: Chol Hamoed Succot – no class
5/10: Bereishit – David Zisenwine
12/10: Noach – Gail Shuster-Bouskila
19/10: Lech Lecha – Sam Lehman-Wilzig
26/10: Vayera – Shoshana Michael Zucker
2/11: Chayei Sara – Judith Edelman-Green
9/11: Toldot – Natalie Barkan
16/11: Vayize – Baruch Kraus
23/11: Vayishlach – Lee Diamond
30/11: Vayeshev – Naomi Leitner