Adult Education


 WINTER 2014

   


Sunday Learning Opportunities

Reading Biblical Hebrew
Roberta and Mark Long
January 12 - March 2, 2014
9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
No charge
 
From Creation to Abraham:  Examining the Book of Genesis–
Enjoy a close reading of the text with commentaries and textual analysis
Roberta and Mark Long
January 12 - March 2, 2014
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
No charge

About your Instructors: Roberta and Mark Long are long time learners and teachers at Congregation Agudas Achim.

Beginning Hebrew
Instructor to be decided
January 12 - March 2, 2014
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
$54
 
Understanding the Shabbat Morning Service: For Parents of 6th Graders
Once Monthly, January - May 2014
11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Meeting dates: January 12, February. 2, March 2, April 27 and May 18. 

About your Instructors: This course, taught by the CAA Education Team,  is designed to familiarize families with the Shabbat morning service, as they look toward their child’s upcoming B’nai Mitzvah. 

Klezmer Music: Learning and Playing
1st and 3rd Sundays
12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
CAA Chapel

About your Instructor: Jennifer Marshall coordinates this group, also known as the Der Austiner Yidisher Musicantn-Bund to share the love of Klezmer music. 

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Weekday Learning Opportunities

Beginning Hebrew
TBD
Tuesdays
Jan. 14 - March 4, 2014
4:45 to 6:00 p.m.
$54
 
Understanding Iran: a religious, political and cultural exploration
Dr. Menahem Merhavy
Wednesdays
January 8 - 29, 2014
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
No charge
About your Instructor: Dr. Menahem Merhavy is a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow at the UT Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Introductory Torah Trope
Sara Blatt
This class will teach the purpose of trope, the names of the different trope and how they sound. It will provide the ability to continue study of trope with the goal of being able to chant Torah in services.
Wednesdays
February 5 - March 5, 2014
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
No charge
 
Community Organizing in the Talmud
Study Tractate Pe'ah and learn community organizing fundamentals derived from Torah laws that address how to distribute what falls, is left or forgotten from, "the corners of the field."  Cathy Schechter
Wednesdays
January 22 - February 19, 2014
No charge
Meets in a private home in East Austin.

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Ongoing Learning Opportunities at CAA

Living Judaism: A study of the power and meaning of Judaism.  Open to all.       
Rabbi Neil Blumofe
Wednesdays
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
 
Friday Morning Study
Friday mornings following 7 a.m. Minyan
Current topic:  The writings of the Hasidic mystic, Reb Nachman of Bratslav
 
Shabbat Limud:  Spirited Torah Study with Rashi Commentary
Rabbi Neil Blumofe
8:30 a.m. on Saturdays in the Chapel
 
Downtown Study Group
Dr. Harvey Raben
2nd Wednesday each month
12:15 to 1:30 p.m.
Chase Bank Bldg. at 6th and Guadalupe
 
Beginning Hebrew Reading

Rachel Levi
Wednesdays through January 2014
8:00 to 9:00 p.m.
 
Tapestry of Jewish Learning
January 26, 2014
All day learning opportunities at CAA and JCAA
 
*The Education Team at CAA is comprised of Rabbi Neil Blumofe, Senior Rabbi, Rabbi Rachel Kobrin, Associate Rabbi, and Dr. Harvey Raben, Director of Congregational Learning.

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Online Learning

To help all become more knowledgeable about their traditions and to increase their participation in Jewish life, Rabbi Neil F. Blumofe has recorded prayers, blessings, Torah cantillation and sacred readings. Visit our online learning page.

 

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