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TBE Adult Learning Programs - Winter/Spring 2023/5783

Temple Beth-El
Adult Learning
Winter/Spring - 2023/5783
We have two new learning opportunities between January - May 2023. Descriptions followed by selection form below.

Please contact Lisa Friedman with any questions.

Adult Trope with Cantor Wallach 
6 Sessions - Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m. - January 10, 2023 - February 21, 2023
Have you wondered how Torah and Haftarah readers learn to read their portion? Did you imagine you might want to learn to do the same? Perhaps your child is in 6th or even 7th grade, and you'd like to be able to help them in their studies and share in the gifts of their learning!
Hebrew Biblical scripture is chanted in synagogues using a set of symbols called the trope, or in Hebrew, ta'amei hamikrah.  Trope is used in 6 different parts of the Hebrew Bible, with 6 different melodic patterns based on the mood of the occasion, whether it be a festival like Purim or Sukkot, or a weekly Shabbat. 
To beautify a mitzvah is an important part of our aesthetic life as Jews.  There's a word for that: hiddur mitzvah.
This class will help you learn how to chant the trope based on a system of symbols which follow the Biblical grammar.  Ability to decode Hebrew to some degree is required. 

Textbook: "The Art of Torah Cantillation" ($36 book fee)

Beit Midrash with Rabbi Gluck
3 Sessions - Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m. - March 14, 21, 28
For the last 2,000 years the most dynamic space in Jewish communal life has been the beit midrash, the House of Learning. It is there that Jews have joined together to search for meaning and spiritual sustenance. It is there that our people have met to join in lively debate and discussion of our sacred texts to find answers to the great questions and address significant challenges in their lives.

Join Rabbi Gluck in our beit midrash, physically or virtually, as we seek personal growth and inspiration from some of the greatest texts of our rabbinic tradition. Come and experience how the power of our ancient teachings can speak to each of us personally with wisdom and insight.

Join us for all the sessions, or any one of them, as your schedule allows.

Your optional donation helps cover our costs and is always greatly appreciated.
Mon, March 27 2023 5 Nisan 5783