Classes

Hebrew Aleph

April 23, 2018 - 6:00 pm

Hebrew Aleph
Mon | Begins Feb 12 | 6:00-7:30 pm | 10 sessions | PAS@87th

This class is for students who want to learn to speak, understand, read, and write modern Hebrew. You'll converse from the first lesson. Knowledge of the Hebrew alphabet is not required.

We are pleased to be partnering with Ha-Ulpan to bring modern Hebrew to PAS! The class will be taught by native-speaking instructors, and will use Israeli learning materials to give students the most authentic ulpan experience possible.

Parashah & Pizza

April 23, 2018 - 7:00 pm

Parashah & Pizza
Mondays | 7:00 pm, Pizza; 7:15-8:15 pm, Study | PAS@89th

Jan 8 & Feb 5 - Cantor Eric Wasser
Mar 19 & Apr 23 - Rabbi Charlie Savenor

Enjoy a slice of pizza, generously sponsored by Men’s Club and Women’s Network, and then learn about the Torah portion.
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Hebrew Aleph Plus

April 23, 2018 - 7:30 pm

Hebrew Aleph Plus
Mon | Begins Feb 12 | 7:30-9:00 pm | 10 sessions | PAS@87th

This class is for students who can read Hebrew print and cursive letters, but can’t understand what they are reading.

We are pleased to be partnering with Ha-Ulpan to bring modern Hebrew to PAS! The class will be taught by native-speaking instructors, and will use Israeli learning materials to give students the most authentic ulpan experience possible.

Contemporary Jewish Thought - CANCELLED

April 24, 2018 - 11:30 am

Tuesdays | 11:30 am–12:30 pm
Rabbi Neil Zuckerman

Each week, explore a reading about contemporary Jewish experience and thought. Currently the class is reading Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn by Rabbi Daniel Gordis.

There will be no class on February 20. On March 6, instead of the Gordis book, the group will discuss the Jewish Lives biography Yitzhak Rabin: Soldier, Leader, Statesman by Itamar Rabinovich.

 

Rushing to Rashi

April 25, 2018 - 8:00 am

Rushing to Rashi
Wed | beginning Oct 18 | 8:00 am, immediately after minyan | PAS@87th St.
Cantor Eric Wasser

Explore the weekly Torah reading through the eyes of the greatest of the medieval Torah commentators. Learn how Rashi made meaning of every letter in the Torah (even ones that are missing!) and discover why we are concerned with what’s bothering Rashi. Texts will be provided in Hebrew and in English.

Israeli Literature As a Window

April 25, 2018 - 6:30 pm

Israeli Literature As a Window to Israeli Society
Wednesdays | begins February 14| 6:30-7:45 pm | 10 sessions | PAS@89th
Rabbi Shmuel Afek

This course offers a fresh and fascinating examination of Israeli society since the birth of the State in 1948. Participants encounter an Israeli society that is original, contemporary, honest and proud. Reflections of the mythic Israel are matched by poetry and prose that is challenging and self-critical, and both offer profound insight into the Israeli national psyche.

The New York Jewish Experience

April 25, 2018 - 6:30 pm

The New York Jewish Experience: History, Culture, Community
Wednesdays | begins February 14 | 6:30-7:45 pm | 10 sessions | PAS@89th
Dr. David Kaufman

Pathways: An Introduction to Judaism

April 25, 2018 - 6:45 pm

Pathways: An Introduction to Judaism
Wednesdays | Begins December 6 | 6:45–8:45 pm | 18 sessions | PAS@89th 
Rabbi Neil Zuckerman and Shayna Golkow, Rabbinical Intern

Students will be introduced to Jewish thought, history, and practice; engaging the mind, heart, and soul. This enriching curriculum is for anyone who seeks deeper knowledge of Jewish life and wisdom, whether you are Jewish, are sharing your life with a Jew and/or raising Jewish children, or are considering conversion to Judaism.

Melton Year 1

April 25, 2018 - 7:00 pm

Wednesdays | beginning October 18 | 7:00 - 9:15 pm | PAS@89th
Rabbi Ethan Witkovsky and Rabbi Shmuel Afek

The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning program builds Jewish literacy through a sophisticated, intellectually stimulating, text-based curriculum for students of all levels and Jewish backgrounds. More than 35,000 adult learners have participated in this international program designed by expert educators at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The two-year course meets most weeks from mid-October through end of May each year.

The Modern Jewish Experience: Text & Context

April 26, 2018 - 9:15 am

The Modern Jewish Experience: Text & Context
Thursdays | begins February 15 | 9:15-10:45 am | 10 sessions | PAS@89th
Dr. David Kaufman