Becoming a Community of Lifelong Learners
Intro to Judaism
Are you an interfaith couple, a non-Jew considering conversion or just curious, or a Jew looking for a refresher course about Jewish culture, thought and practice?
This 15-session course, which meets on Tuesday nights, will cover a wide range of topics essential to Jewish life: holidays, life cycle celebrations, theology and core beliefs, values, sacred texts, history, anti-Semitism & the Holocaust, Israel, the American Jewish experience, and the tapestry of the Jewish people today.
The class is dynamic, thought-provoking, engaging, and fun. All are welcome. The cost of the three books for this class is approximately $50 if purchased through Amazon. Please contact Rabbi Appleby if you need scholarship assistance. Money will not be a barrier to taking this class.
- Living a Jewish Life (Updated & Revised Edition): Jewish Traditions, Customs, and Values for Today’s Families (2007), by Anita Diamant
- Judaism’s 10 Best Ideas: A Brief Guide for Seekers (2014), by Arthur Green
- Settings of Silver: An Introduction to Judaism (second edition) (2000), by Stephen Wylen
First class: Tuesday, January 14 6 :30-8:30 pm. Interested students should register for the class and purchase the books ASAP because there will be a reading assignment for the first class.
To register: please contact the Temple office: 402-435-8004 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Adult Beginning Hebrew
Here’s your chance to learn our sacred Jewish language. This class is for the absolute beginner. You’ll acquire reading accuracy and fluency by recognizing the letters of the Hebrew Alphabet and how they combine with vowels to produce syllables, words and phrases.
Pre-requisite: None (except a good sense of humor)
Classes to begin mid-January.
Minimum of 5 students.
Day & Time TBD by the students & Rabbi Appleby
Text: Aleph Isn’t Tough (2003), by Linda Motzkin
If interested, contact the office: 402-435-8004 or Rabbi Appleby: Rabbi@southstreettemple.org) by Dec. 31st
Shabbat Morning Minyan
Saturday mornings 9:30-10:30 a.m.
This is a casual, warm, participatory, and joyous service led by Rabbi Appleby and Jon Leo. If you’re a regular at a Shabbat morning service, this is for you. If you’ve always wanted to learn the Shabbat morning liturgy, please come. Please help us provide a minyan (10 Jewish adults) for those needing to say Kaddish for a loved one.
Everyone is welcome.
No special experience needed.
Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Saturday mornings 10:45 am-12 noon
Discover parashat hashavuah, the Torah portion of the week. Every week we gather together to explore the ancient stories and messages that have been passed down throughout the generations, probing many layers to find their significance in our lives. Light refreshments.
No prior Hebrew language or Torah experience is required.