Adult Education Classes
Limmud Classes for September 2016
Fall is the time to go back to school, and the Adult Learning Program (Limmud) has several exciting classes and events this month.
Chug Ivrit: Hebrew Conversation Group
Second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7:30 p.m., starting September 12. Study Biblical Hebrew grammar and texts with Bruce Rosen, former Biblical Hebrew Instructor at Brandeis University. The main goal of the class is to help improve our understanding of the plain meaning of the Biblical text, its vocabulary and grammar, using study guides. Participants need to be able to read Hebrew; prior knowledge of modern Hebrew is helpful, but not required. New students are welcome!
Torah Study With Rabbi Berman
New Class: Reading Isaiah Together
Selichot: Movie, Discussion and Services
Saturday, September 24 at 8:30 p.m.
Join the congregation for a viewing of the award-winning Israeli film Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem, followed by a discussion led by Rabbi Berman, and Selichot services beginning at about 11 p.m.
Called “hypnotic” and “gripping” by the New York Times, Gett focuses on Vivian’s determined efforts to divorce her husband, Elisha, a pious man with whom she has had several children and an apparently unhappy life. The movie takes place almost entirely inside a rabbinic court—a trial narrative that unfolds as a debate about love, marriage, and human rights that turns on personal stories and philosophical asides. It is the tale of a woman who, even as she has been denied her freedom, retains a stubborn transcendent humanity.
The film, the third in a trilogy about Viviane, was written and directed by the brother and sister pair, Shlomi and Ronit Elkabetz (who also plays Viviane). It was released in 2014.