375 Aberdeen Ave., Hamilton, ON L8P 2R7 | 905-522-1351 | office@bethjacobsynagogue.ca

Adult Education

Adult Education

Classes Offered at Beth Jacob this Coming Year, 5779, 2018-2019:

Second Sunday of each month (beginning Oct 14)

A Trip to the Jewish Afterlife (and back)

Examining and discussing different Jewish traditions on what happens after death, and what it means for us living people. Served with a light breakfast.

Instructor: Rabbi Hillel Lavery-Yisraeli

Location: Lower Foyer

Text (supplied): Varied.

Shacharit 9:00 am, breakfast and class 10:00 am.


Fourth Sunday of each month (beginning Oct 28)

Pre-Shacharit Yoga

Bring strength, direction, and focus to body and mind prior to Minyan.

Instructor: Rabbi Yonah Lavery-Yisraeli

Location: Richter Chapel

Yoga 8:00 am, Shacharit 9:00 am.


Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm (immediately following Mincha/Ma’ariv; beginning Oct 10)

Talmud: Jewish Jurisprudence. Tractate Makkot – Explore the Jewish concept of justice
Continuing where we left off last year, the second chapter of Tractate Makkot will deal mainly with accidental death and negligence, murder trials, and the Biblical forms of imprisonment (cities of refuge.

Instructors: Rabbi Hillel and various lawyers from our community.

Text ($10): Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Makkot, Steinsaltz English edition, chapter two.

Location: Richter Chapel


Saturdays, 9:00-9:15 am (ongoing; no registration required)

A Taste of the Parashah

Short discussion of some of the verses of the day’s Torah portion.

Instructor: Rabbi Hillel Lavery-Yisraeli

Text (supplied): Chumash with Rashi’s commentary.

Location: Richter Chapel.


All classes are subject to sufficient enrolment, and subject to change.

To inquire further or to sign up, please email office@bethjacobsynagogue.ca or call 905-522-1351.


Adult Only Beginner’s Hebrew Class (ABH)

Many parents have expressed the desire to read Hebrew with their children. This class will introduce adults to the mechanics and skills needed to decode the Hebrew alphabet. Vocabulary will be introduced, and confidence will boost!
Class will start on October 17th and run on Wednesdays from 6:45-7:30pm.
Fee: $350

Download a registration form here.

If paying by credit card, please fill out the payment portion provided on the registration form or contact the office at 905-522-1351. If paying by cheque, make cheques payable to “Beth Jacob Synagogue” and deliver or mail it to the synagogue at the address below. 
All fees must be paid by January 31, 2019

Forms & cheques can be delivered or mailed to:
C/O Beth Jacob Synagogue
375 Aberdeen Avenue
Hamilton ON L8P 2R7

Forms and bursary request can also be emailed to Einav at einav@bethjacobsynagogue.ca.