Beginning Modern Hebrew (Wed. 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., starting date October 10, 2012)
Chris King is teaching beginning modern Hebrew (using the textbook "Aleph Isn't Tough") on Wednesday afternoons from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. For more information please contact Chris King at 218-724-4718. It's not too late to join the class.
Jewish Intellectual History: 16th through 20th Centuries (alternate Wednesdays 7:00 to 8:15 p.m. starting 11/7/12)
Beginning on 11/7/12, Rabbi David Steinberg will be leading a study group that will meet alternate Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:15 p.m (alternating with the Talmud study group described below). In this Jewish Intellectual History study group, we will view together and discuss selected episodes from The Great Courses company's series of lectures on Modern Jewish Intellectual History: 16th through 20th Centuries narrated by Rabbi David Ruderman, PhD. Dr. Ruderman is a Professor of Jewish History at the University of Pennsylvania, who received his rabbinic ordination from Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion and his PhD in History from Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Our plan is to spend 15 minutes or so discussing the background of the particular video episode that we will be viewing, then view the half-hour long episode together, and then spend up to 30 minutes or so afterwards processing it together. The following link gives information about the video series that we will be viewing together: http://www.thegreatcourses.com/tgc/courses/course_detail.aspx?cid=4647
You are welcome to contact Rabbi David Steinberg firstname.lastname@example.org 218-724-8857 if you have any questions. Advance registration is not required and interested students are welcome to commit to the entire course or simply to drop in on individual classes. Specific topics to be discussed on particular dates will be announced in advance for each class.
Talmud Study Group on Masechet Berachot, Chapter 9 (alternate Wednesdays 7:00 to 8:15 p.m. starting 11/14/12)
This will be a continuation of the Talmud Study Group that met last year. However, no previous participation is required. We will be working with the Schottenstein edition English translation of the text while consulting the Hebrew, but you don't need to know any Hebrew to take part in the class. For more information please contact Rabbi David. Here is a link for purchasing the text: http://play.artscroll.com/Details.aspx?itemNo=TBR2