Adult Education takes many forms at Mt. Sinai, including Hebrew classes, Torah study, a book group, Introduction to Hebrew, Parenting your Jewish Child, and presentations on a variety of topics of Jewish and general interest.
Rabbi Dan regularly offers classes in reading prayer book Hebrew. There are two levels, one for complete beginners and one for people who can read Hebrew, however haltingly, or who once read well enough to have a bar or bat mitzvah. Even if you think you’ve lost it all, you’ll be surprised to find out how fast it returns. Classes are open to Mt. Sinai congregants and the only charge is for books.
- Beginner Hebrew: Sundays, 12:30-1:30 pm, weekly, beginning October 7 through early April
- Intermediate Hebrew: Sundays, 1:30 – 2:30 pm, weekly, beginning October 7 through early April
- Weekly Schedule
Learn about and discuss Jewish topics and current issues with Rabbi Dan and fellow congregants. Lunch Bunch meets from noon to 1 pm at Mt. Sinai on the second Wednesday of the month.
Torah study is held approximately once a month on Shabbat morning. For more information please go to Shabbat.
Introduction to Judaism
The Introduction to Judaism course covers the basic holidays and practices of Judaism, as well as the major ideas that animate our faith. This course is ideal for anyone who would like to be more knowledgeable about the “hands on” practice of Judaism, including people who are:
- engaged, married, or living with someone who is Jewish
- interested in learning about Judaism
- considering becoming Jewish
- wish they’d paid more attention in religious school.
It is offered every two or three years on a weekly basis during the academic year.
Parenting Your Jewish Child
In today’s multi-faceted world, there are many challenges to parenting a Jewish Child. What Jewish rituals and celebrations will make Judaism come alive for our family? How can I model Jewish practices when I feel more than a touch unsure about how to do them and what they mean? If our family is intermarried how do we go about doing Jewish practices while both involving everyone in the family and showing respect for the heritage of everyone in our family?