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Adult Education

We offer a variety of stimulating, challenging, and accessible opportunities for adult learning  including ongoing congregational learningweekly classes, and individual learning opportunities.

Ongoing Learning Projects

One Book, One Rodfei Zedek book selection for the year 
This American Shabbat text study with Rabbi Minkus
Our journal of ideas:  To Learn and To Teach
  —also see other writings by our Congregants

Weekly and Periodic Classes

Seder Workshop.  Class series with Rabbi Minkus.

Talmud StudyStudying Talmud after Monday morning minyan.  Rabbi Larry Edwards leads a half hour of Talmud study each week following Monday morning minyan and ending by 9:00.  Beginners are welcome, as are those who have studied Talmud in the past.  English is the language of instruction.  No registration needed.

Conversational Hebrew.  Master teacher Rivka Kahana offers two classes on most Sunday mornings:  Intermediate Hebrew at 10:00 and Advanced Hebrew at 11:00.  New students are always welcome, including teens.  Contact office for tuition information and other details for Conversational Hebrew.

Beginning Biblical and Siddur Hebrew with congregant Mitchell Brown.  Class currently on hiatus. Contact Cantor Rosenberg to sign up.

Crash Hebrew. Have you always wanted to learn to read Hebrew but not yet done so?  Have you learned the Hebrew alphabet long ago but can use a refresher?  Join this class  specially designed for adult learners.  You will be reading in just a few short weeks.  Evenings, dates tba.  Contact Cantor Rosenberg if you are interested.

613 Flavors (periodic). Join Rabbi Minkus for making home-made ice cream in the Rodfei Zedek kitchen as we welcome each new Hebrew month throughout the Jewish year.  Suggest an innovative, mitzvah-inspired flavor to surprise and inspire our senses for new delicious takes on the timeless treat.

Text Study Group (monthly). We  meet at members' homes about once a month. Group members take turns preparing for each session with issues for discussion and background information. The group originated with studying the Shabbat service text and has  moved on to study non‑prayer texts like the Books of Esther, Ecclesiastes, and Daniel, Ruth, Psalms, and Proverbs.  For further information, contact Shirley Holbrook at sholbro_at_icloud_dot_com.

Individual Learning

Increase your skills in Tefilah (prayer) participation and leading, or in Torah and haftarah reading.  Contact Cantor Rosenberg if you are interested in learning together in a group or individually.

Adult bar/bat mitzvah preparation.  It’s never too late!  Contact Cantor Rosenberg to coordinate the preparation based on your current skill level and to schedule a date for the service and celebration.

Teachers Wanted

Do you have knowledge about Jewish culture, history, thought, or practice that you would like to share?  Teach a class at CRZ!  Your course can be one afternoon or multiple sessions, based on text study or some other form of engagement (cooking, painting, dancing, singing…whatever your imagination and skills suggest). Contact the rabbi or cantor to suggest a course.

Sisterhood Programs

Rodfei Zedek Sisterhood continues our 100+ year tradition of enhancing congregational life through programming and fund-raising activities.  Our monthly Monday afternoon meetings provide educational and entertaining programs, open to women and men of the Congregation and their friends.  We host Shabbat lectures for the congregation, a drop‑in Mah Jongg game on Tuesday afternoons and have a monthly book group on Monday mornings.  We hope you can join us at these programs and our open meetings.  Please visit Sisterhood online to see our many other programs for you to enjoy.

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