Lifelong Learning at Touro Synagogue

ALL LIFELONG LEARNING SESSIONS WILL BE HELD ON ZOOM FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY!

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • BEGINNING HEBREW READING WITH CANTOR MARGOLIUS
    (IN-PERSON & ON ZOOM)
    WEDNESDAYS FROM 6:15-7:15PM
    JANUARY 5, 12, 19, 26; FEBRUARY 2, 9, 16; MARCH 9, 23, 30


    Learn to read the Hebrew alphabet and vowels. This course is designed for beginners and those who would like to brush-up on basic decoding skills. This class will teach skills needed for more advanced classes on chanting Torah, adult bar/bat mitzvah, or reading comprehension.
  • NEWS AND THE JEWS WITH RABBI BAUMAN
    (IN-PERSON & ON ZOOM)
    SELECT WEDNESDAYS AT 12:00PM
    JANUARY 26; APRIL 6


    The most pressing news stories of our day challenge us as human beings and as Jews. Each session will focus on a story from the recent news cycle, viewed through a Jewish historical, cultural, and ethical lens. All are welcome!
  • PIYYUTIM: SACRED HYMNS OF PRAYER WITH RABBI SILVERMAN
    (IN-PERSON & ON ZOOM)
    THURSDAYS FROM 6:00-7:00PM
    JANUARY 20, 27; FEBRUARY 3, 10, 17, 24


    More than a millennium ago, Jewish daily worship was formalized through the creation of the first siddur (prayer book). Since then, our liturgy has frequently been expanded, not only through the addition of new blessings, but also by the addition of piyutim — “prayer-poems” set to music which enhance the depth and joy of the experience. Join us for an introductory look at the history, text, imagery, and purpose behind some of the most well-known piyutim in our own prayer book.  
  • INTRODUCTION TO SACRED TEXTS WITH TOURO CLERGY
    (IN-PERSON ONLY)
    SHABBAT MORNINGS FROM 9:00-10:00AM
    JANUARY COURSES POSTPONED; FEBRUARY 5; MARCH 12, 26; APRIL 9, 23; MAY 14; JUNE 4

    Engage in Judaism’s sacred practice of study and prayer on Shabbat. This experience is designed both for beginners to Jewish learning and for those who are seeking to reconnect with the idea and observance of the Sabbath. We will begin each session with Shabbat prayers and end with Mourner’s Kaddish. January sessions have been postponed. We look forward to gathering together beginning February 5!
  • JEWISH MEDICAL ETHICS WITH RABBI BAUMAN
    (IN-PERSON & ON ZOOM)
    SELECT THURSDAYS AT 7:00PM
    FEBRUARY 10; APRIL 7 


    Our ongoing series exploring some of the most pressing scientific, social, and health related concerns of our time, through a Jewish lens. Previous topics have included explorations of pain management and the opioid epidemic; political agendas that affect policy in medical care; palliative and supportive care in religious traditions, and the nature of suffering.  *This series is designed for but not limited to medical professionals.

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