Check our calendar for guest speakers and additional programs!
Talmud Study Group with Rabbi Greyber
On many Thursday evenings this winter/spring, Rabbi Greyber will lead a Talmud study group from 7 to 8:30pm in the Sager Beit Midrash. We will be learning the 3rd chapter of Moed Katan, “V’eilu M’galhin.” The Talmud notoriously wanders from topic to topic, but this chapter includes rabbinic conversations about Jewish mourning practices. Knowledge of Hebrew and Aramaic will be helpful, but not necessary. Everything will be done in translation, but students should be able to commit to attending most class sessions.
Students should purchase a translation/commentary of Tractate Mo’ed Katan. Either Artscroll (which is what will be used in the class) or Koren.
Register Here: https://betheldurham.shulcloud.com/form/talmud-study-group-spring-2023
February: 9, 23
March: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
April: 13, 20, 27
May: 4, 11, 18
Jewish Book Festival 2022-2023
This year’s festival spans across the winter and spring. Come to the in-person events or tune in virtually where you’ll be able to listen as authors read excerpts from their books, answer your questions, and share their inspiration and challenges in writing these works. Support small local business by purchasing the featured books online from our community partner Flyleaf Books of Chapel Hill, with shipping and curbside pickup available and a discount on this lineup of books for our attendees. This program is a unique partnership between Beth El Synagogue, Judea Reform Congregation, the Jewish Book Council, and Jewish for Good.
Click here for dates, descriptions, and sign-ups!
Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Greyber – One Thursday per month (check our calendar for upcoming dates!)
Hebrew Classes with Donna Goldstein on Zoom
The winter/spring 2023 session begins Sunday, January 29! Sign up here
Tuition for the full 12 week semester is $180. Donna will provide the full schedule of dates.
Beginning Hebrew will focus on learning to read basic Hebrew. It will explore the entire alphabet in print and script, and focus on learning skills to read more fluently for Shabbat Services. This is open to beginners and students who want to improve their reading skills by reviewing the alphabet.
Siddur Class will go through the Friday and Saturday services. We will explore the prayers, various melodies, and the meaning of each prayer. You must be able to read Hebrew or have taken Beginning Hebrew to sign up for this class.
Visit www.jewishforgood.org/book-festival to watch the recordings from our 2021 Virtual Jewish Authors Book Festival! Click on a book cover to watch the recording.