Classes

Lunchtime Learning

September 6, 2018 - 12:00 pm

 

First Thursday of the Month | 12:00–12:45 pm | PAS clergy and staff | PAS@89th
Third Thursday of the Month | 12:00–12:45 pm | DOROT facilitators | PAS@89th

Our Sages said, make Torah study a regular practice. Do as they said, and learn about a wide range of ancient and contemporary topics that can all be considered “Torah.” Come once month, twice a month, or whenever you can.
No registration necessary.

Insights from Israel

September 13, 2018 - 12:00 pm

Thu | beginning Sep 13 | 12:00–1:00 pm | PAS@89th 
Rabbi Michael Graetz (via Skype from Israel)

On second Thursday of the month, we explore the most pressing issues affecting Israel, meeting with Rabbi Graetz and his guests via video conferencing at PAS@89th. A co-founder of the Masorti (Conservative) movement in Israel, Rabbi Graetz is and was guest scholar and interim rabbi at PAS in 2008-09.
No registration necessary.

Talmud Torah

October 5, 2018 - 8:00 am

Fri | beginning Oct 5 | approx. 8:00 am, immediately after morning minyan | PAS@89th 
Rabbi Witkovsky

We will read through passages of the Talmud page by page to explore the world of the Rabbis, their methodology, and how they shape us today.
No registration necessary.

Essential Essays

October 9, 2018 - 8:00 am


Tue | Weekly from Oct 9 through May 28 | approx. 8:00 am, immediately after morning minyan |
 PAS@89th
Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove

Join in a discussion of Jewish philosophy, theology and thought. The essay is distributed via a weekly email; if you wish to be added to the distribution list, please contact gfier@pasyn.org or 212-369-2600, x120.
No registration necessary.

Contemporary Jewish Thought

October 9, 2018 - 11:30 am

Tue | Weekly from Oct 9 through May 28 | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm | PAS@89th
Rabbi Neil Zuckerman

Each week, explore a reading about contemporary Jewish experience and thought.
No registration necessary.

Melton Graduate: Rambam II

October 10, 2018 - 6:45 pm

Rambam II: The Letter on T’hiyat Ha-meitim (Resurrection)


Wednesdays | beginning October 10 | 6:45–8:00 pm | 11 sessions
Rabbi Shmuel Afek

Hebrew Aleph

October 15, 2018 - 6:00 pm

 

Mon | Oct 15, 22, 29; Nov 5, 12, 19, 26; Dec 3, 10, 17; Jan 7 | 6:00 - 7:30 pm

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.

Classes are contingent on registration. Each class has a minimum registration of 6 students.

Cost: $400/members; $450/general, plus materials as needed
Registration coming soon.

Hebrew Aleph Plus

October 15, 2018 - 7:30 pm

Mon | Oct 15, 22, 29; Nov 5, 12, 19, 26; Dec 3, 10, 17; Jan 7 | 7:30 - 9:00 pm

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

Classes are contingent on registration. Each class has a minimum registration of 6 students.

Cost: $400/members; $450/general, plus materials as needed
Registration coming soon.

Melton School: Year 2

October 17, 2018 - 7:00 pm

The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning: Year 2

Wednesdays | beginning October 17 | 7:00–9:15 pm | PAS@89th
Rabbi Ethan Witkovsky and Rabbi Shmuel Afek

In Ethics of Jewish Living, students learn how Jewish teachings shed light on contemporary issues such as the environment, inter-personal relationships, end-of-life decisions and stem-cell research. Crossroads explores the lessons of Jewish history and investigates how the Jewish past gives meaning to the Jewish present.

Melton Graduate: Bereshit I

October 17, 2018 - 7:00 pm

Melton Graduate Course: Bereshit I - From Adam to Abraham: The First 20 Generations

Wednesdays | beginning October 17 | 7:00-8:15 pm | PAS@89th | 10 sessions
Rabbi Charlie Savenor

The stories in this course take us from the universal tales of the creation of the world, the flood, and the Tower of Babel to the foundational tales of Abraham and Sarah, and the beginnings of the Jewish people. The themes of family and faith, honor and dishonor, passion and power provide a rich exploration of our people and ourselves.