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Adult Learning Classes

Darchei Noam is committed to the mitzvah of Talmud Torah at every age and adult education opportunities will be a weekly staple of our community. Classes will be taught by our clergy, as well as visiting scholars and educators. Darchei Noam members will also be encouraged to share their gifts with the community by having the opportunity to teach or lead workshops.  All of our courses are free to members.  Non-members contact renee@darcheipa.org

New this year: One registration link for all classes:  REGISTRATION LINK

ZOOM LINKS are visable to Logged In Members at the bottom of this page

 

Hebrew Reading  Crash Course with Ron Unger

14 Wednesdays | 7:00 - 7:45 pm | on Zoom
Dates: Weekly, 9/21 through 12/28 (no class 10/5, 11/9)

Join Ron Unger for a Hebrew Reading Crash course. Using National Jewish Outreach Program Materials (NJOP) you will learn the Hebrew alphabet and basic reading skills. You will be able to read Hebrew words after the first session! 

 

Beginner Biblical & Prayerbook Hebrew with Rabbi Danielle

Thursdays | 12:00 - 12:45 PM | on Zoom
Dates: Weekly, 10/20 and ongoing

Come unlock the mysteries of the Prayerbook and Torah by delving into Hebrew grammar and syntax.  Gain an appreciation for the poetic nature of Hebrew and see for yourself why it is called a holy language.  Work towards writing your own translations of favorite prayers and Torah passages! 

Required Textbook Prayerbook Hebrew The Easy Way.  Prerequisite: Ability to read Hebrew letters. 

 

Intermediate Biblical & Prayerbook Hebrew with Rabbi Danielle

Thursdays | 1:00 - 2:00 PM | on Zoom
Dates: Weekly, 10/20 and ongoing

We will explore intermediate Hebrew grammar and syntax, learn multiple binyanim, and practice translation of favorite prayers and Torah passages. 

PrerequisiteCompletion of Beginner Biblical & Prayerbook Hebrew Class or 
prior exposure to Hebrew verb conjucation (past, present, future, command, infinitive) and to basic grammatical forms such as word pairs and possessive endings.

 

Journey Through the Siddur with Hazzan Arlyne Unger

7 Thursdays | 7:00 - 7:45 PM | on Zoom
Dates: 11/3, 12/15, 1/19, 2/9, 3/9, 4/20, 5/11

Join Hazzan Arlyne Unger on a journey through the Siddur.  We will explore the structure of the Shabbat morning service and learn its secrets.  By studying and discussing various prayers and their meanings, we will make connections to the prayers and discover ways to make the service more meaningful.  

It is strongly encouraged that you bring a copy of Siddur Lev Shalem to each session.  If you don't all ready have one, please order it now through Darchei Noam's Praybook ordering drive. No prior knowledge of the prayerbook or Hebrew is required. This class is appropriate for novices and veteran daveners as well!

 

Monthly Torah Study with Rabbi Danielle

8 Fridays | 11 am - 12 pm | on Zoom
Dates: 11/4, 12/2, 1/6, 2/3, 3/3, 4/21, 5/5, 6/2

Join Rabbi Danielle for a deep dive into the weekly Torah portion and unlock the wisdom of our tradition for spiritual truths relevant to us today.  No prior knowledge necessary. Texts will given in both Hebrew and English. 

 

Who Wrote the Bible? with Buzz Bray

4 Mondays | 7:00 - 8:00 PM | on Zoom 
Dates: January 2023 TBD

It is assumed by many that the Torah was written by one person.  But why are there two creation stories? Two Flood stories? Even two versions of the Story of the Sacrifice of Isaac? In this four-week study, we will consider the literary differences and the editorial styles that point to multiple authorship, and how these narratives wind up in one book.

Sun, November 27 2022 3 Kislev 5783