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Ongoing Educational Programs

 

Torah for Today (Zoom and Livestream only)

Led by Rabbi Richard Camras and Rabbi Stewart Vogel

Thursdays from 12:00 -1:00 pm (except holidays)
Each week Rabbi Camras or Rabbi Vogel will explore the relevance of the weekly Torah portion. Classes contain a mixture of text study (English) and important lessons learned from the Torah. Each week is a lesson unto itself, and all levels of students are welcome, from those who have previously studied Torah to those who never have.

 

Participate on Zoom or watch on livestream

Zoom Meeting ID: 738 872 351, Passcode: 326574

Click here to download the Source Sheet

To view previous Torah for Today classes click on our YouTube Torah for Today Channel

 

 

Talmud Circle (Zoom only)

Led by Rabbi David Mendelson

Fridays from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Rabbi David Mendelson explores the teachings and lessons entrenched in the Talmud. Classes dive deep into the text and important lessons learned from the Talmud. Classes are open to all in the community and first-timers are highly encouraged to attend.

 

Click here to access the Talmud Circle ZOOM (meeting ID: 822 1608 6799 | passcode: shalom)

Click here to download the Source Sheet

 

Miller Intro to Judaism Program

Thursday evenings at HAMAKOM's South Campus beginning Oct. 26

Our HAMAKOM rabbis will be teaching this nationally recognized 18 week introductory course which covers the essentials of Judaisn, including holidays, rituals, ideas, and traditions. If you're interested in converting to Judaism or if you'd like a refresher on the foundations of our faith, history, and culture, sign up today.

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Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning

Tuesday morning at HAMAKOM's South Campus

Melton engages learners in a life-enhancing study of Jewish texts and ideas that nurtures and deepens Jewish community worldwide. They make Jewish texts and ideas accessible, inspirational, and enriching for our learners.

Click for  more information about our 2023-2024 classes curriculum  and to register for classes, visit the Melton website at meltonwestvalley.org or contact Melton Director Pamela Rooks at pamela@templeetzchaim.org or at 818-854-7685.

 

Rabbi Peretz Teachings

Saturdays after Shabbat Kiddush Luncheon (3rd Saturday of each month)

11/18, 12/16, 1/20, 2/17, 3/16, 4/20, 5/18, 6/15

Contemporary Issues – each month Rabbi Cheryl Peretz will consider another social or religious issue through the lens of Torah and Rabbinic Literature. Teachings will occur once a month after services on Shabbat. For more information about the class, visit the Rabbi Peretz Teachings Event Page.

 

Wise Aging

Mondays from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Wise Aging: Living With Joy, Resilience and Spirit (Part 2)

2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25

Explore how to live the later stage of your life fully, with joy, creativity, and awareness. We will discover ways to cultivate a richer social existence, and the opportunity to learn from one another and share optimism, laughter, tears, and new insights. For more information and to register for the first course of classes, visit the Wise Aging Webpage.

 

Mussar Classes

Tuesdays from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

7/11, 8/8, 8/22, 9/5, (more sessions will be scheduled after the chagim)

Explore Judaism in way you may never have explored before in this class, led by Rabbi Richard Camras. For more information about the class, visit the Mussar Class Event Page.

 

Sat, May 25 2024 17 Iyyar 5784