Florence Melton Adult Mini-School Graduate Classes in January Registration is still open for two graduate classes beginning in January. Each class is 10 weeks long and will be taught by Dalia Davis. The Florence Melton Adult Mini-School is a comprehensive adult education program, sponsored in Springfield by Temple Beth El, the Springfield Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts.
On Thursday mornings beginning on Jan. 10 from 9:30-11 a.m., “The Triumphs and Tragedies of the Book of Judges” is being taught at the Jewish Community Center, Neal Webber Building, 1160 Dickinson St., Springfield. This course explores the Book of Judges with all of its triumphs and tragedies. We will study Jewish leaders including Deborah, Gideon, Jephthah and Samson and seek to understand their leadership within the context of the developments of the nation Israel. In the study participants will have a weekly opportunity to chavruta (partner) study, and will use the text as a guide.
On Monday evenings beginning on January 21 from 6:30-8 p.m., “From Adam to Abraham: The First 20 Generations” will be taught at Jewish Geriatric Services, 770 Converse St. Springfield. The stories take us from the universal tales of the creation of the world, the flood and the Tower of Babel to the foundational tales of Abraham and Sarah, and the beginnings of the Jewish people. The themes of family and faith, honor and dishonor, passion and power provide a rich exploration of our people and ourselves.
The fee for each Graduate course is $200. For more information or to request a registration form, contact Lisa in the Temple Beth El office at (413) 733-4149 or email@example.com.
SPRING 2013 HEBREW COURSES
Congregation B’nai Israel is offering four Hebrew courses in Spring 2013.
• Beginning Prayer Book Hebrew (continuing), is appropriate for students who can “sound out” Hebrew words but do not know what they mean. The class will study frequently used Hebrew vocabulary and basic grammar to gain understanding of the language and ideas in the prayers. The class will take place Jan. 28 – April 15 (no classes on Mar. 25 & April 1, 2013) on Mondays from 5:45-6:45 p.m.
• Hebrew Literacy (continuing) is an introductory course using the text Learn Hebrew Today; Alef-Bet for Adults by Paul Michael Yedwab. Students will learn to recognize and decipher the Hebrew Alphabet and vowels, “sound out” words, as well as acquire some basic vocabulary of Jewish life and ritual. The class will take place Jan. 28 – April 15 (no classes on Mar. 25 & April 1, 2013) on Mondays from 7-8 p.m.
• Intermediate Prayer Book Hebrew (continuing) is a continuation of the study of frequently used Hebrew vocabulary and grammar for a deeper understanding of the language and ideas in our prayers, using the text Prayer Book Hebrew, The Easy Way by Joseph Anderson. The class runs from Jan. 29—April 16 (no classes on Mar. 26 & April 2, 2013) on Tuesdays from 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
• Intermediate Modern Hebrew (continuing) is taught mostly “ivrit b’Ivrit”. It is intended for people who know some Hebrew and want to increase their vocabulary and seek an opportunity to practice speaking the language. The class will run from Jan. 29—April 16 (no classes on Mar. 26 & April 2, 2013) on Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m.
The is $100 per course payable to Congregation B’nai Israel.
The instructor for these classes is Henia Lewin a national award-winning Jewish educator. For more information, call (413) 253-8836 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.