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1400. Biblical Hebrew from the VERY Beginning
|Wednesdays||11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.||10 sessions begin August 20||$150|
Students will begin with learning the Hebrew aleph-bet and advance slowly toward word attack skills. Students with knowledge of the aleph-bet that would like an opportunity to review and “begin again” will enjoy this beginning class.
1401. Beginning Biblical Hebrew
|Mondays||9:30-11 a.m.||10 sessions begin August 25||$200|
This course provides the nuts and bolts of Biblical translation, the basics of Biblical grammar, sentence structure and vocabulary. Students must know the Hebrew aleph-betand some Hebrew word-attack skills.
|1402. Intermediate Biblical Hebrew|
|Wednesdays||9:30 - 11 a.m.||10 sessions begin August 20||$200|
If you have completed one year or more of Biblical Hebrew or its equivalent, this course is for you. You will tackle some of the Bible's more demanding texts and move beyond the introductory phase.
|1403. Ulpan Ivrit: Hebrew Literacy & Conversation|
|Unit 1:||Fridays 1:30-3 p.m.||12 Sessions begin September 12 $300|
|Unit 2:||Fridays1:30-3 p.m.||12 Sessions begin January 23 $300|
This Hebrew language course is designed for students who already read Hebrew at some level and would like to deepen their reading and comprehension of modern Israeli literature in Hebrew. Participants will acquire a rich vocabulary and grammar crucial to the understanding of texts as well as for speaking Hebrew with comfort. This course is for the beginning level student.
|1404. Ulpan Ivrit: Hebrew Literacy & Conversation|
|Unit 1:||Wednesdays 4-5:30 p.m.||12 sessions begin September 17||$300|
|Unit 2:||Wednesdays 4-5:30 p.m.||12 sessions begin January 21||$300|
This Hebrew language course is designed for students who already read Hebrew at an advanced level and would like to deepen their reading comprehension of modern Israeli literature in Hebrew. Participants will acquire a rich vocabulary and grammar crucial to the understanding of texts as well as for speaking Hebrew with comfort.
|1405. Focus on Film
|Last Tuesday of every month||3:30-4:30 p.m.||10 sessions begin September 30||$100|
10 Sessions: September 30, October 28, November 18, January 27, February 24,
March 31, April 28, May 19, June 30, July 28
This class will use a “Jewish Lens” to focus on films currently or recently playing in local cinemas as well as classic favorites. Discussion will be designed for those who love film and want to engage in facilitated lively debate.
|1406. Jewish Current Events|
|1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month||9-10 a.m.||18 sessions begin September 4||$180|
Jews are the center of an astonishingly large number of news stories. This course will help us to explore the events of the day. Enroll for the entire year long series.
|1407. Great Jewish Cultures and Communities|
|Rabbi Lane Steinger|
|Unit 1:||Thursdays 10:30-11:30 a.m.||6 sessions begin November 6||$60|
|Unit 2:||Thursdays 10:30-11:30 a.m.||6 sessions begin February 5||$60|
|1408. The Last Great Yiddish Poet|
|Wednesdays||7:30-9 p.m.||4 sessions begin January 21||$90|
|1409. Worlds of Yiddish Music|
|Wednesdays||7:30-9 p.m.||6 sessions begin October 29||$90|
Participants will explore the world of Yiddish music beginning with folk and wedding music in the old world of the shtetlekh and ending with the renewal of Yiddish music as a vital force on the contemporary scene. In between, we meet the bandleaders, cantors, stars of the European and American stage, Hasidim, composers, poets, songwriters and more.
|1410. Contemporary Jewish Writers|
|10 sessions begin October 1||$150|
|Unit 2:|| Wednesdays
|8 sessions begin January 7||$120|
|Unit 3:|| Wednesdays
|8 sessions begin March 18||$120|
This discussion-based class explores the characters and the themes that combine to give insights into the complexities of Jewish life. Books are not included.
|1411. Is There a Jewish Mythology?|
|Unit 1:||Mondays 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.||7 sessions begin October 7||$90|
|Unit 2:||Mondays 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.||7 sessions begin January 6||$90|
|Unit 3:||Mondays 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.||7 sessions begin March 10||$90|
In this course, Howard Schwartz will weigh the evidence for and against a view that Judaism has its own extensive mythological tradition. The text for this course will be his book, Tree of Souls: the Mythology of Judaism, winner of the 2005 National Jewish Book Award. Books will be available for purchase in class for $25.
Class location: Saul Brodsky Jewish Community Library
Jewish Federation Kopolow Building
|1412. The Spiritual Deminsions of Jewish Prayer|
|Rabbi Neal Rose|
|Unit 1:||Thursdays 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.||6 sessions begin October 30||$30|
|Unit 2:||Thursdays 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.||6 sessions Dates To Be Determined|
|Unit 3:||Thursdays 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.||6 sessions Dates To Be Determined|
We will investigate various philosophies and theories on the nature of prayer and meditation. Our primary sources will be classical and modern Jewish thinkers. We will also reference the way in which other traditions understand prayer and its place in the life of people.
|1413. Browsing the Bible: Biblical Books We Don't Often
|Rabbi Lane Steinger|
|Tuesdays||10:45-11:45 a.m.||6 sessions begin October 21||$60|
|Tuesdays||10:45-11:45 a.m.||6 sessions begin February3||$60|
|Tuesdays||10:45-11:45 a.m.||6 sessions begin March 17||$60|
Unit 1: The Book of Psalms
Unit 2: The Wisdom Books: Proverbs, Kohelet, and Job
Unit 3: The Books of the Persian Period: Ezra, Nehemiah and Daniel
|1414. Encountering Mystery I: A Course in the Use of
|Tusesdays||10-11:30 a.m.||5 sessions begin November 11||$90|
Carol’s course is based upon the teachings of Jerusalem psychologist and wise woman, Madame Colette Aboulker-Muscat. Carol will help participants to cultivate moments of openness, becoming more aware of the presence of holiness in our lives. Participants will explore Imagery Work, a method that combines the use of modern psychological insights and ancient mystical teachings to develop a practice suited to contemporary needs. No previous experience with Imagery Work is necessary. Everyone is welcome.
|1415. Encountering Mystery II: A Course in the Use of
|Wednesdays||7:30-9 p.m.||5 sessions begin November 5||$90|
An imagery course for those who have experienced Imagery Work with Carol in previous classes. See Encountering Mystery I.
The sages of the Mussar tradition understand the Torah's teaching, "You shall be holy" (Leviticus 19:1), as a primary guide for Jewish life. Contemporary students describe Mussar as "the science and craft of becoming a mensch." Alan Morinis, Dean and founder of the Mussar Institute writes, "Mussar has developed as a perspective on life, an insightful body of knowledge about human nature, and as a path of spiritual practice, all devoted to helping each individual overcome negative tendencies, strengthen the positive and take steps in the direction of the holy."
A millennium-old Jewish tradition of personal spiritual development, Mussar is based on the texts and wisdom of Judaism. As an authentically Jewish spiritual practice, Mussar offers insight and guidance for living by directing us to pay attention to the impact that our character traits (middot, such as gratitude, partience, and generosity) have on our lives.
A Season of Mussar I and II are 13-week programs that will guide participants through a supervised course of Mussar learning and practice. Drawn from Jewish tradition and developed for the modern learner by Alan Morinis, made available through the Mussar Institute (www.mussarinstitute.org). Facilitators Ken Birenbaum, Felice Joyce, Lesley Levin and Cyndee Levy are certified facilitators of the Mussar workshops offered through the Mussar Institute.
|1416. Season of Mussar I|
|Ken Birenbaum at CAJE|
|Tuesdays||7-8:30 p.m.||13 sessions begin September 30||$136|
|1417. Season of Mussar I|
|Cyndee Levy at her home - 132 Petite Royale Court, 63141|
|Wednesdays||9-10:30 a.m.||13 sessions begin October 1||$136|
|1418. Season of Mussar I|
|Ken Birenbaum at CAJE|
|Thursdays||9-10:30 a.m.||13 sessions begin September 18||$136|
|1419. Season of Mussar II|
|Lesley Levin at CAJE|
|Tuesdays||7-8:30 p.m.||13 sessions begin September 16||$136|
|1420. Season of Mussar II|
|Felice Joyce at CAJE|
|Wednesdays||7-8:30 p.m.||13 sessions begin September 17||$136|
|1421. Hoshanah Rabbah Lunch and Learn in the Sukkah|
|Cyndee Levy at her home, 132 Petite Royale, 63141|
|Wednesday||October 15||11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.||$15|
|Reservations are required! Kosher Dairy Lunch Included|
“Soup’s On” all we need is you at the table! Join us in the sukkah for a wonderful opportunity for learning on Hoshanah Rabbah, the final day of Sukkot. Over lunch we will engage in a study of the Midrashic sources on the Death of Moses. This session serves as an introduction to the monthly lunch and learn series “Searching for Meaning in the Great Stories of Our Tradition.”
|1422. Searching for Meaning in the Great Stories of Our
|Third Tuesday of the Month||12 Noon-1:30 p.m.||At the home of Cyndee Levy, 132 Petite Royale Court, 63141|
6 Sessions: November 18, December 16, January 20, February 17, April 21,
$15 per session (Reservation Required)
A light kosher dairy lunch will be served at each session.
Text-based discussions will focus on uncovering the hidden wisdom in selected stories from our tradition—searching for messages for today. We will attempt to understand the lessons the rabbis sought to impart to us through their personal sagas.
|1423. Introduction to the Talmud|
|Rabi Seth Gordon|
|Unit 1:||Mondays||12 noon-1 p.m.||8 sessions begin October 20||$120|
|Unit 2:||Mondays||12 noon-1 p.m.||8 sessions begin January 12||$120|
|Unit 3:||Mondays||12 noon-1 p.m.||8 sessions begin March 16||$120|
In this introduction to Talmud course, participants will explore and openly discuss the rich edited conversations, teachings, insights, wisdom, and anecdotes that have reflected and shaped the Jewish people’s practices, thinking and values even these many centuries later. This primary text will be Tractate Yevamot; its subject matter involves children and marriage. This course is especially designed for beginners, but will also be challenging for intermediate adults.
|1424. Turning to the Talmud|
|Rabbi Seth Gordon|
|Unit 1: Tuesdays||7-8:30 p.m.||8 sessions begin October 21||$120|
|Unit 2: Tuesdays||7-8:30 p.m.||8 sessions begin January 13||$120|
|Unit 3: Tuesdays||7-8:30 p.m.||8 sessions begin March 17||$120|
This CAJE class will be held at Traditional Congregation, 12437 Ladue Road, 63141
Turning to Talmud moves beyond the introductory level Talmud course. Participants will explore and openly discuss the rich edited conversations, teachings, insights, wisdom and anecdotes that have reflected and shaped the Jewish people’s practices, thinking and values even these many centuries later. The primary text will be randomly selected Talmudic passages. This course is especially suited for intermediate adults, but will include a special single private session for beginners to help introduce Talmud and the Talmudic way.
|1425. A Taste of Text and Tradition|
|Rabbi Elizabeth Hersh|
|Thursdays||11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.||20 sessions begin October 23||$240|
This CAJE class will be held at Temple Emanuel, 12166 Conway Road, 63141
Participants will draw from classic Jewish texts to explore and discuss issues we face in our contemporary time. We will use the following text books in this course: A Taste of Text: An Introduction to the Talmud and Midrash and Torah Dynamics: Pirke Avot Looks at Life.
Join Jewish women of all ages and backgrounds for a dynamic new study opportunity. Explore Jewish text and/or literature related to women in Tanach.
|1426. Hidden, Forgotten, Forbidden? Lesser Known
Jewish Women in Tanach
|Tuesdays||7:30 p.m.||3 sessions February 17, 24, and March 17||$30|
The stories of women are buried in the pages of our tradition. Let’s uncover them and try to discover what can be learned from stories of these women: Rizpah, Rebecca the Nurse of Rachel, Irit the Wife of Lot.
|1427. Contemporary Jewish Writers|
|Tuesdays||7:30 p.m.||3 sessions January 14, 21, 28||$30|
In this discussion-based class we will examine the work of contemporary Jewish writers, exploring female characters and the themes that combine to give insights into the complexities of Jewish life.
1428. A Taste of Tu B'Shevat: Featuring Vegetarian
|Tuesday||7-9 p.m.||January 27||$20|
Class Location: Traditional Congregation, 12437 Ladue Road, 63141
1429. Israeli Cooking: A True Fusion Cuisine
|Sunday||7-9 p.m.||April 19||$20|
1428. A Taste of Tu B'Shevat: Featuring Vegetarian Specialties
|Tuesdays||7-9 p.m.||January 27||$20|
1430. In the Festive Kitchen: A Cluinary Experience with Cantor Ron Eichaker
|Wednesday||7-8:30 p.m.||14 sessions begin March 19||$136|
|Tuesday||9:30-11 a.m.||14 sessions begin March 25||
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Central Agency for Jewish Education
Jewish Federation - Kopolow Building
12 Millstone Campus Drive
St. Louis, Missouri, 63146
Cyndee Levy - Director, Adult Education
Instructors you have come to appreciate
Robert A. (Bob) Cohn
Rabbi Seth Gordon
Rabbi Elizabeth Hersh
Rabbi Dr. Neal Rose
Rabbi Lane Steinger
Who decides what classes to have? The students in the classes are asked what they would like to learn. We try to offer inspiring classes with excellent teachers.
I am a beginner. Where should I start? There are many classes that fit everyone who wants to learn.
Do I need to know Hebrew? Hebrew is not a pre-requisite for any class. Although through our Hebrew curriculum, you can learn to read, understand and speak Hebrew.
Will I have to buy a lot of books? In most classes there is no need to buy any books. Where a book is required for your class text, it would be one that you will enjoy owning.
OVERNIGHT SNOW FALL
When Parkway schools are closed due to snow or ice, then morning Adult Education classes are cancelled.
DAYTIME SNOW FALL
Class cancellations will be decided by 4:00 p.m. Cancellation announcements will be made on the following stations, as well as, on the CAJE School/Class Closing Phone line and this web site:
TV Channels: 2, 4, 5
Radio Stations: KMOX 1120 AM
Center for Adult Jewish Learning classes will be referred to as the "CAJE Adult Education Classes-Morning" or "CAJE Adult Education CLasses-Evening."
Efforts will be made to call all program participants about school and class cancellations.
Central Agency for Jewish Education
12 Millstone Campus Drive l St. Louis, Missouri 63146 l Tel. 314.432.0020 / Fax 314.432.6150