Adult Education

Sisterhood and TBS’ Department of Lifelong Learning partner to bring you a phenomenal schedule of classes, seminars, workshops, Brunch and Learns and lectures for all members of our congregation. Learning offerings this year include:

  • Conversational Hebrew Classes (Beginner to Advanced)
  • Aleph Bet Hebrew Reading
  • Prayers and Blessings
  • Herbert Tarr North Shore Adult Institute for Jewish Studies
  • Monthly Brunch and Learn Program

 

Contact

Roya Mizrahi
(516) 606-7173

Learn More

Contact the Temple at 516-621-2288.

Herbert Tarr Institute for Adult Jewish Education

The Herbert Tarr North Shore Institute for Adult Jewish Education offers a diverse spectrum of courses designed to broaden your knowledge and understanding of our rich heritage. Sisterhood is excited to offer online learning for limited class offerings. These are noted by a green asterisk (* ). This will allow those with long work hours, baby sitting or physical challenges, to participate in Jewish learning conveniently and interactively. Sign up instructions will be emailed to you before each class provided you register. To register, download the Adult Education brochure and fill out the form. Sisterhood membership is required for this option along with class fees, if any. A FREE introductory single session for one single selected class is available for Non-Sisterhood members by email request.

 Morning Classes

TUESDAY

Advanced & Intermediate Conversational Hebrew
 9:30 to 10:30 AM, begins September 17
Discuss the latest trends, political happenings, and even the latest movies by reading Israeli newspapers and other literary sources in Hebrew. Grammar is integrated into the curriculum.
Instructor: Zahava Rosenfeld


Pirkei Avot
10:30 to 11:30 AM, begins September 17
The Ethics of the Fathers is a tractate in the Mishna which, unlike other tractates, does not deal with Halacha (the law) but focuses on ethical behavior taught by our sages throughout the generations. According to our sages, Derech eretz kadma L’Torah, meaning respectful behavior comes before the Torah. In other words, being a mensch is even more important than Torah study. Join us for this year-long Jewish ethical journey.
Instructor: Zahava Rosenfeld


One Text, Many Truths – The Power of Midrash
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, 3/24, 4/28, 5/12
Study select classic midrashim to add depth and meaning to understanding Torah. Explore contemporary scholars who are creating modern midrashim to expand the ideas of Torah in innovative ways.
Instructor: Rabbi Cara Weinstein Rosenthal


Learn to Speak Hebrew, It’s Sababa! (Cool!)
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, begins September 17
Come to this introductory Hebrew class to learn how cool it is to be part of the conversation. Learn useful phrases and words that will impress your friends.
Instructor: Zahava Rosenfeld
*On Lunch & Learn and One Text, Many Truths dates, this class will be cancelled.

 

WEDNESDAY

Current Events Discussion Group
10:30 to 11:30 AM, monthly, Daytime Book Group, begins September 11
Come share your knowledge and opinions for a vibrant and relevant discussion of important social issues that impact our lives right now.
Facilitator: Wende JagerHyman


Daytime Book Group
10:30 to 11:30 AM, periodically, begins September 18
If you are an early bird and a book worm, please join us for our daytime book group. Selections will be the same as those studied in the evening book group. First Book: Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro.
Facilitator: Wende Jager-Hyman


Community Luncheon (55+)
Wednesday, October 16, lunch in Sukkah, 11:30 AM
Wednesday, March 11, Purim celebration
Join Sisterhood for complimentary lunch, conversation, entertainment, and bingo.
RSVP to main office at 516-621-2288.

 

THURSDAY

Getting the Most Out of Your Smart Devices
Confused? Want help? Bring your questions.
SESSION 1: Smart Phone/Tablet- Maps, Email & Music
10/24, 11:30 AM
SESSION 2: Social Media- Facebook; Instagram, Twitter, Texting/Facetime
1/23, 11:00 AM
SESSION 3: Photos- Attaching to email & text messages, taking pictures
4/30, 11:00 AM
Instructor: Deborah Agulnick


Yiddishkeit
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, periodically, 11/14, 3/26, 4/23, 5/21
The colorful rhetoric of Yiddish will connect us to our childhood, to our tradition and to each other through the language of world-famous phrases, folk songs, poetry, and literature.
Instructor: Ruth Solomon

 

Afternoon Classes

TUESDAY

SISTERHOOD LUNCH AND LEARN
11:30 AM – 12:45 PM

Yiddish Gaining Popularity in… Sweeden! with Ruth Solomon
October 29, 2019

Rabbinic Lecture with Rabbi Alan B. Lucas
November 19, 2019

Musical Chanukah with Cantor Ofer Barnoy
December 17, 2019

Did You Hear About…Shh! It’s Lashon Hara with Phyllis Pellman
January 14, 2020

Rabbinic Lecture with Rabbi Alan B. Lucas
February 11, 2020

Daughters of Aaron: How Women Inherited the Priestly Duties with Rabbi Cara Weinstein Rosenthal
March 17, 2020

Rabbinic Lecture with Associate Rabbi Uri D. Allen
April 21, 2020 

Israeli Café House and Film
May 19, 2020

THURSDAY

Getting the Most Out of Your Smart Devices
Confused? Want help? Bring your questions.
SESSION 1: Smart Phone/Tablet- Maps, Email & Music
10/24, 11:30 AM
SESSION 2: Social Media- Facebook; Instagram, Twitter, Texting/Facetime
1/23, 11:00 AM
SESSION 3: Photos- Attaching to email & text messages, taking pictures
4/30, 11:00 AM
Instructor: Deborah Agulnick


Famous Cantors of the 19th & 20th Centuries: Explore the most critically acclaimed Cantors and their signature pieces to discover the wealth of Jewish musical history (with light lunch).
1:00 to 2:00 PM, periodically, 10/24, 3/26, 4/23, & 5/21
Instructor: Cantor Ofer Barnoy

 

Evening Classes

MONDAY

* Rosh Chodesh – Cultivating the Uniqueness of Women’s Leadership
6:15 PM, begins 11/26 with other dates TBA
Discover the female voice using tools that are unique to women in a supportive environment, preparing future women leaders of community, home, & the business world.
Facilitator: Wende Jager-Hyman


Torah Therapy
8:00 to 9:00 PM, monthly, begins Monday, 11/4
Insights into living a healthier emotional life through a psychological understanding of the Parashiot.
Instructor: Dr. Norman Fried, clinical psychologist and instructor in Pastoral Counseling for The Jewish Theological Seminary in NY

 

TUESDAY

* Evening Book Group
7:45 PM to 9:00 PM, begins 9/17
If you work or are just a night owl, please join us for our evening book group. First Book: Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love, by Dani Shapiro.
Facilitator: Wende Jager-Hyman

 

THURSDAY

* Hot off the Press! News From Israel – From an Israeli Perspective
8:00 PM, periodically, begins 12/12
Discussions of breaking news from Israel.
Facilitator: Cantor Ofer Barnoy

 

SHABBAT

The Soul of the Siddur
Once a month after kiddush on Shabbat
What does it mean? What am I reading? Do these ancient words have any connection to my daily life? Our associate Rabbi will offer us a fresh perspective.
Instructor: Rabbi Uri D. Allen

For a full listing of adult education opportunities, download our brochure.