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Adult Learning in 2020

The Learning Circle - Classes below have moved online.

We are pleased to offer a range of Adult Learning opportunities that make studying enjoyable and engaging.  We offer a variety of day and evening classes, so that you should be able to find something that appeals to you and takes you a step further on your journey of Jewish learning.  Whether you are a total beginner or an advanced student, you will be made to feel very welcome by the friendliness of our teachers, presenters and facilitators. We are happy to take suggestions for our programme, so do please get in touch via the synagogue office.

 

Some classes require advance booking, please book online  or contact the synagogue office by calling 01923 856110 or by email: office@radlettreform.org.uk.


Siddur Hebrew


     

Tuesday evenings:  Siddur Hebrew 1  (complete beginners) and Siddur Hebrew 2 (for those who can already read a little). These courses are free to members (£40/non-member/term).

7.45-8.45pm, term time

Email the synagogue office for logon details

 

Understanding Judaism

A relaxed class covering festivals, lifecycle events, home observances and history.  Ideal for anyone wanting to learn or update their understanding of day to day Judaism or looking to convert. This course runs on a Tuesday evening. Contact the synagogue office for logon details.

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Topics and texts from the Tanakh

This will consist of a number of independent discussions, led by Jack Alvarez, conducted via Zoom, on Tuesday afternoons for about 50 – 60 minutes from 2.00pm. Discussions will be in English with only the occasional reference to anything in Hebrew and participants will find it handy to have the JPS Tanakh or a Chumash to which to refer.Everyone is welcome on either a regular or sporadic basis. Zoom details from the synagogue office

  • Tuesday 7 July Tower of Babel (Gen.11)
    Tuesday 28 July  Golden Calf (Ex.32)
    Tuesday 4 August  1 Sam.9: Saul & Samuel
    Tuesday 8 September Numbers 12 (Sibling Rivalry)
    Tuesday 22 September Akedah (Gen.22)

Audacious Jews

A series of lively lectures, with Jonathan Bergwerk on the lives and impact of Audacious Jews. Wednesday evenings from 7.45pm - 9.30pm.

  • Please contact the synagogue office if you would like to join one of these sessions on Zoom.
  • Wednesday 24 June Grace Mendis Nasi Medieval businesswoman and philanthropist, the outstanding Jewess of her day.
    Wednesday 8 July Moses Mendelssohn 18th century German philosopher and instigator of Jewish enlightenment. The first modern Jew.

Novel Talmud

Thursday mornings 11.15am – 12.45pm.  Meeting each week.   We are studying/ discussing Milton Steinberg's As a Driven Leaf - the gripping tale of renegade talmudic sage Elisha ben Abuyah's struggle to reconcile his faith with the allure of Hellenistic culture.  Led by Rabbi Paul. Contact the synagogue office for details of how to join.

Tue, 7 July 2020 15 Tammuz 5780