Fall adult Jewish learning courses are starting soon

Register for adult Jewish learning courses at Or Shalom in Vancouver!

A number of courses with Fall start dates are about to begin at Vancouver’s East-Side Shul. Be sure to get your spot before they’re all gone.

Keva and Kavanah: Topics in Jewish Liturgy and Ritual

Begins October 4, 7-9 p.m.

Join Rabbi Hannah Dresner to explore modes of Jewish spiritual practice, with an emphasis on prayer, including guidance in the rituals of Shabbat, and the liturgy of the Shabbat morning service. Register here.

Fire in the Bones: Hearing the Prophets Today

Begins October 5, 7-9 p.m.

Presented by Zusia: The Bet Midrash at Or Shalom, Matthew Gindin leads students in the literature of the prophets. In this course, you will look at who the prophets were, what their lives were like, what they said, and the urgent and timely message they have for us today both as Jews and as world citizens. Register here.

Prayer Book Hebrew Levels 1 & 2

Begins October 13 (Level 1) and 14 (Level 2), 7-8:30 p.m.

Harriet Frost teaches Hebrew alphabet decoding and then reading from the Et Ratzon Siddur, Or Shalom’s prayer book, offering familiarity with the Shabbat morning services, including some vocabulary and an introduction to congregational music. Two options for two levels of learners! Register here for Level 1 (for beginner-beginners) and register here for Level 2 (know the alphabet).

Mouth of the Donkey: Reimagining Biblical Animals

Begins October 27, 7-9 p.m.

Animals are everywhere in Torah. How should we read their stories? What can they teach us about ecology, spirituality, and ethics? In this Zusia course, Rabbi Laura Duhan-Kaplan will lead us in the study of Torah’s great animal stories. Together, we’ll go deeper into some ideas from her recently published book, Mouth of the Donkey. Register here.

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