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After registering and paying the fee for any of the classes below, you should receive login information and instructions for using Zoom within 48 hours of registering. These instructions will come from dlopez@tetucson.org.

Advanced Beginner Modern Hebrew

Dr. Abby Limmer
Wednesdays, beginning August 5, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
via Zoom until further notice
The cost is $40/session or $125/year for members & $55/session or $150/year for non-members.
 
For information about pre-requisites and syllabus, please contact Dr. Abby Limmer at alimmer@tetucson.org.
 
Session 1 begins on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Please register and pay here.
Session 2 begins on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Please register and pay here.
Session 3 begins on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. Please register and pay here.
Session 4 begins on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Please register and pay here.
Session 5 begins on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Please register and pay here.

 

Advanced Biblical Hebrew

Dr. Abby Limmer
Wednesdays, beginning August 5, 2020
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
via Zoom until further notice
The cost is $40/session or $125/year for members & $55/session or $150/year for non-members.
 
Prerequisites: The ability to read and understand Tanakh in Hebrew, using grammar book and dictionary.
 
Students will practice reading texts from the Tanakh and will learn and review grammar points and vocabulary as they arise. We will focus on narrative portions of the Tanakh rather than poetry.
 
For information about pre-requisites and syllabus, please contact Dr. Abby Limmer at alimmer@tetucson.org.
 
Session 1 begins on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Please register and pay here.
Session 2 begins on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Please register and pay here.
Session 3 begins on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. Please register and pay here.
Session 4 begins on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Please register and pay here.
Session 5 begins on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Please register and pay here.

 

Beginning Biblical Hebrew

Dr. Abby Limmer
Mondays beginning October 19, 2020
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
via Zoom until further notice
The cost is $40/session or $125/year for members & $55/session or $150/year for non-members.
 
For information about pre-requisites or the syllabus, please contact Dr. Abby Limmer at alimmer@tetucson.org.
 
Session 1 begins on Monday, October 19, 2020. Please register and pay here.
Session 2 begins on Monday, December 21, 2020. Please register and pay here.
Session 3 begins on Monday, February 22, 2021. Please register and pay here.
Session 4 begins on Monday, April 12, 2021. Please register and pay here.

Beginning Modern Hebrew

 
Dr. Abby Limmer
Mondays beginning October 19, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
via Zoom until further notice
The cost is $40/session or $125/year for members & $55/session or $150/year for non-members.
 
Prepare to travel to Israel by studying Modern Hebrew with Dr. Abby Limmer. Abby is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a degree in Near Eastern Studies. She taught Hebrew there for 4 years, and has been teaching Hebrew at ASU’s Critical Languages Institute for the past six years.
 
For information about pre-requisites or the syllabus, please contact Dr. Abby Limmer at alimmer@tetucson.org.
 
Session 1 begins on Monday, October 19, 2020. Please register and pay here.
Session 2 begins on Monday, December 21, 2020. Please register and pay here.
Session 3 begins on Monday, February 22, 2021. Please register and pay here.
Session 4 begins on Monday, April 12, 2021. Please register and pay here.

Drash Program

Fran Haggerty
 
An exciting and profound way to involve yourself in Jewish learning and teaching with our entire Temple! Read, study, and write about the Torah portion of the week, and explain what it means to you personally. The drash is delivered at Friday evening services at Temple Emanu-El. This is a rare opportunity to engage in the most sacred of Jewish acts: the learning and teaching of Torah.
 
Free of charge. To sign up for the Drash Program, contact Fran Haggerty.
This program is for Temple Emanu-El members only. For more information on membership at Temple Emanu-El, contact Executive Director Donna Beyer.

Prayerbook Hebrew

Cantorial Soloist Marjorie Hochberg
Sundays, beginning October 18, 2020
9:30 am - 10:30 am
via Zoom until further notice
The cost is $40 for members & $55 for non-members.

Learn reading and comprehension skills for Jewish participation, prayer, and vocabulary. This class is a natural follow-up for anyone who has taken Hebrew Marathon or has a basic knowledge of the Hebrew alphabet, vowels, and pronunciation.
 
The first session will begin on October 18, 2020 at 9:30 am. Please register and pay here.
 
The second session will begin on January 24, 2021 at 9:30 am. Please register and pay here.

 

Talmud Study Group

Wednesdays, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
via Zoom until further notice
No fee or registration necessary
 
We are a self-led group that has met for many years. This year, we will continue to study Tractate Sanhedrin, which deals with the questions of jurisdiction, criminal law, and punishments. The volume we use is the new Koren Talmud Bavli Noe Edition of Tractate Sanhedrin. There is no charge for the class beyond purchasing the text. Everyone is invited to join us, no matter their background or prior knowledge. For questions, please email Steve Shawl at stephen.shawl@comcast.net.

Torah Study Group

Various Facilitators
Saturdays, 8:30 am to 10:00 am
via Zoom until further notice
No fee or registration necessary

An open, interactive exploration of the Torah portion of the week.

Free and open to all ─ come and study with us! No registration is necessary. For more information, please email Kilian Metcalf at kilianmetcalf@gmail.com

Wrestling with Ancient Claims

Rabbi Norm Roman
Tuesdays, beginning August 11, 2020
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Via Zoom until further notice
The cost is $40 for members & $55 for non-members.
 
Through a contemporary lens, we will explore some of the most famous (and infamous) stories in the Torah, trying our best to fill in the blanks with possible details that are missing, listening for the voices of those whose words have been omitted from the text, and adding our own insights to the eternal messages of our sacred heritage (e.g. was Abraham really intending to sacrifice his son, Isaac, on Mt. Moriah?)
Our discussion will include background into the classic processes of Midrash and Rabbinic interpretation.
Sun, July 12 2020 20 Tammuz 5780