Beth Jacob Synagogue
Adult Education

Please note that, if requested, baby-sitting will be available for Monday night classes. Please phone the Beth Jacob Office to indicate your need for baby-sitting. 905-522-1351

Talmud class: Restorative Justice Fight Club with Rabbi Yonah Lavery-Yisraeli
Monday evenings 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Re- starting Monday January 16, 2017
Have you ever wondered what Jewish law has to say about a backalley bar fight? Causing someone public embarrassment? Leaving offensive matter on a public road? What about slavery? Not to mention how our legal system interacted with that of the non-Jews surrounding and often governing us? You might be surprised at just how civilized, indeed cutting-edge, the justice system of the rabbis really was. All this and more in selected sections of the Talmud, tractate Bava Kama. (Text and translation will be provided.)

Building your Jewish toolbox with Rabbi Hillel Lavery-Yisraeli
Monday evenings 6:30-8:00 p.m. Re- starting Monday January 16, 2017
Hands on, crash course on everything you need to participate in the rituals that are part-and-parcel of Conservative Judaism: Reading (in Hebrew!) and navigating the siddur, talit and tefilin, taking an aliyah, doing hagbah and gelila, candle-lighting, kiddush and hamotzi, birkat hamazon, shabbat songs, havdallah, culminating in how to actually lead a weekday mincha service.

Progressive Jewish thinkers: embracing modernity while looking forward with Rabbi Hillel Lavery-Yisraeli
Thursday evenings 6:30-8:00 p.m. Re- starting Thursday January 19, 2017
We will explore the development of modern Jewish philosophy and its impact on Jewish practice and identity.

Fifteen minutes of Rashi (ongoing)
Saturday mornings 9:00 - 9:15 a.m.
Prepare yourself for the day’s Torah reading by studying some of the comments of the primary classical commentator, Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki.