Adult Learning 2016-17
Below are a list of learning opportunities for OrH members and non-members. Watch this space for further updates in programming, or subscribe to the OrH Newsletter.
Guf Va'Nefesh - Body-Mind-Spirit Integration Workshop
Conversational Hebrew for Adults
Offered by Temple Israel, open to OrH members.
Service Leaders Training "Boot Camp" - Series I
You love to sing along and think it would be fun to lead a few songs.
You want to contribute more to the community, and wonder if this is your “thing.”
Join in the most gentle of “Boot Camps” with Rabbi Liz, during and following Shabbat morning services on JANUARY 7 (Shabbat Limmud) and JANUARY 21 (Torah Service). On each date we will learn as we pray and sing, and then continue to learn more about the theory and practice of service leading after Kiddush lunch. There will be opportunities to lead services this winter and spring, but no commitment to leading is expected of participants. Email email@example.com if you plan to attend.
BONUS! Any and all members of the community jazzed by music can sign up for this free class with the Reconstructionist Learning Network, exploring the music of Shabbat: jewishrecon.org/networks/enlivening-shabbat-liturgy
Learn to Chant Torah Trope
This fall Rabbi Liz will be offering a five-session Learning to Chant Torah Trope class for OrH members. Sessions will take place after services and lunch on October 22, October 29, November 12, November 26 and December 10. Anybody can learn trope. Reading knowledge of Hebrew with vowels is required. Knowledge of musical notation is useful but not required. Check out the first session and see if you interested. Free to OrH members. Any questions please speak to Rabbi Liz or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you plan to attend, please send a note to email@example.com.
Exploring Judaism: A Reconstructionist Approach
Taught by Rabbi Elizabeth Bolton
This 15-week course is designed for those hoping to deepen their understanding of their Jewish heritage, for those exploring Judaism as a spiritual and religious tradition, as well as for those considering conversion to Judaism.
Jewish Mindfulness Meditation
A learning activity with the guidance of Rabbi Liz Bolton.
Open to all who want to explore, learn, grow and share a mindfulness experience with a Jewish perspective. Offered the second Thursday of each month, beginning September 2016 through June 2017, 7:15-9:15 pm, 30 Cleary Ave, Room 6, lower level. No RSVP or registration fees required. Come to one or all sessions.
Jewish Mindfulness Unbookclub
The Mindful Meditation Jewish Learning group is hosting an "unbookclub" for the 2016/17 (5776/77) cycle for the spiritually adventurous.
The group will discuss three rich books on aspects of Jewish spiritual learning and practice. We will delve into ways our tradition guides us both as individuals and within community. Each session will invite participation through readings, structured exchange in small groups or dyads, and large group sharing. Attendees are encouraged to read the corresponding book prior to meeting to optimize the encounter’s opportunities.