Opening the Gates of Prayer: How to Get Even More out of Shabbat Services
Rabbi Daniel Sherman
February 12, 2020

This class will be an Introduction to Jewish Liturgy.  We will take a closer look at our siddur – our prayerbook: Mishkan T’filah.  We will discuss the prayers and themes of Shabbat services.  What do the prayers really mean?  What is the order behind services?  Why do we do what we do when we pray?  Why do we have so many melodies for the prayers?  Together we will explore the answers to these questions and more.  This class is for everyone: from those who attend Shabbat services every week and want to get a deeper understanding of the holy day and its liturgy, to those who have never felt fully comfortable praying as a part of a congregation.  If you want to get to know the prayerbook of the Reform Movement, or if you just hope to get even more out of services, then this is the class for you.  Contact Rabbi Sherman if you have any questions or for more information.

Preparing for Pesach – How to Get Even More Out of Passover
Rabbi Daniel Sherman & Cantor Joel Colman
March 11, 2020
March 18, 2020
March 25, 2020
April 1, 2020

In this course, we will explore many of the themes, traditions, and practices of Pesach/Passover – one of our most important and popular festivals.  We will begin by taking a closer look at the story of Passover and its Biblical origins.  Next we will examine the laws and traditions of Passover, including how to prepare for Passover and what we traditionally may or may not eat during this seven-day festival and why.  We will then turn our attention to the Passover seder and hagaddah, as well as holiday music, and offer tips for how to conduct your own successful family seder.

Adult Education Classes (2)

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January 23, 2021