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Synagogue Skills

Beginning Hebrew

Ease into Hebrew beginning with Alef-Bet letter recognition, vowels, and decoding skills, and move on to build a basic vocabulary. This course (or its equivalent level of mastery) is a pre-requisite for all other Hebrew and synagogue skill classes.  Register online

Two Options for Fall Course:

Tuesdays, 7-9pm | Oct 16, 2018 – Jan 29, 2019 & Feb 5 – May 21, 2019
Teacher: Itai Dewar
Two semesters: $510 CNS members/ $560 non-members.
One semester: $280 CNS members / $305 non-members.

Sundays, 11am-12pm | Oct 14, 2018 – May 12, 2019
Teacher: Itai Dewar
$280 CNS members / $305 non-members.

New Spring Start Class:

Tuesdays, 7-9pm | Feb 5, 2019 – May 21, 2019
$280 CNS members / $305 non-members. Teacher: TBD

Hebrew for Prayer

Thursdays, 6:30-7:25pm | Oct 18, 2018 – Jan 31, 2019 & Feb 7 – May 23, 2019

Increase your understanding of what we say when we pray. Together we will learn the most common shoreshim (roots) that are used throughout our siddur (prayerbook). Taught by Itai Dewar. Course fee $50 per semester.  Register online

Siddur Basics

Thursdays, 7:35-8:30pm | Oct 18, 2018 – Jan 31, 2019 & Feb 7 – May 23, 2019

Learn the Shabbat morning service like a pro! The course is divided into modules that last from 4-6 weeks. Each module focuses on a different part of the service. Taught by Itai Dewar. Course fee $50 per semester.  Register online

Learn to Leyn: Chanting Torah for Beginners and Beyond

Wednesdays, 6:30-7:25pm | Oct 17, 2018 – Jan 23, 2019

Learn to engage in the honor of reading Torah! If you can decode Hebrew you can learn to chant Torah. We will learn the names and tunes of the cantillation symbols, after which each student will work on an individual Torah reading for a future service of your choice. Taught by Deb Freedberg. Course fee $50.  Register online

Deb Freedberg

Synagogue Skills Private Tutorial

Work on meeting your goals and get one-on-one coaching with Deb Freedberg. Set up a few sessions or a full semester working towards a special event. Contact Deb for pricing.