Adult Education

DOWNLOAD AND PRINT ADULT PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE ABOVE

TORAH STUDY

B.L.T. - BAGELS, LOVE, AND TORAH STUDY

Torah Study starts at 9 a.m. to allow for a deep study of the parasha.

Join us for fresh bagels, cream cheese, orange juice, and coffee! Bring your friends for some nourishment of both mind and body—Jewish style!

ADULT B'NAI MITZVAH

Every other year, a self-selecting group of adults commit to a journey of study with the Rabbi towards a ceremony of adult B’nai Mitzvah. The year is spent mastering the Shabbat morning prayers and service, learning Torah, and studying a subject of choice in depth. Together, the students lead a Shabbat morning service, complete with Torah and haftarah readings, during the holy day of Shavuot in the spring to celebrate the culmination of their journey towards B’nai Mitzvah together.

If you are interested in becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, please contact Rabbi Laurie at rabbilaurie@congregationmicah.org.

ADULT HEBREW

Adult Hebrew occurs every other year from the fall to the spring, generally following the standard school semesters. It is held at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Hebrew 101: 
Learn the aleph-bet, how to read Hebrew aloud, and how Hebrew opens the gates of Jewish learning.

Hebrew 102: 
Hebrew grammar and beginning translation.

Fees: $50 members, $75 non-members (per semester, includes materials).

A self-selecting group of students embark on a year-long introduction to the Hebrew language. Studying once a week with a qualified instructor, students learn the necessary skills of decoding the Hebrew alphabet, comprehension of basic vocabulary, verb conjugation and usages, and writing in Hebrew.

BOOK CLUB

The Micah Book Club meets for an hour after Shabbat services on the first Friday of each month. All are welcome to read the books and join the conversation with other avid readers eager to share their thoughts, ideas, and reflections about the topics the authors explore. If you would like to be included in the periodic mailings and reminders about book selections, please contact Ron Heady at ronheady3@gmail.com.

Find current book selections on our Events page or in The Messenger.

SHABBAT SHABAND!

Is your instrument neglected? Do you sometimes look at it longingly while thinking "wow; I really wish I had someone to play with." Or are you an active musician ready to explore a new medium? Look no further: it's time to fulfill your life-long dream of playing in a live Shabbat band! 

We practice under the direction of Lisa Silver on Sunday mornings from 11:30 - 12:30 in the Main Sanctuary when Religious School is in session. PLEASE EMAIL LISA DIRECTLY if you would like to join as we always welcome new members. BAND MEMBER PORTAL HERE

SCHMOOZE & VIEWS

Thursdays at 10:15 am

Join us each week in the library to schmooze and share our views in a round-table discussion on current events, facilitated by the rabbi. Everyone is welcome. The meeting usually lasts around an hour, and coffee and snacks are provided.

SPECIAL COURSES & PROGRAMMING

Please refer to our EVENTS page often as new courses are offered throughout the year. 

ADULT EDUCATION COURSE: CONVERSATIONS ABOUT JEWISH LIVING

6:00 7:30 p.m. for 10 weeks beginning January 11, 2017 

Members Vicki Estrin and Ron Heady will lead this course in an exploration of Jewish living and values through text and conversation. Topics include spirituality, the synagogue, kashrut, holiness, Jewish rituals, holy days, and more.   This course is designed for those who have always wanted to learn more about some of the basic principles of Judaism and for those who also want to deepen their understanding of Jewish living. Participants: click here for course page