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The Detroit Jewish News, 2002-09-20

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B'nai Moshe Plans
Classes, Lectures

Under the rubric of "New Year, New
Beginning -- 5763," Congregation
B'nai Moshe in West Bloomfield is
offering a variety of fall programs
for adult Jewish learning, including
a number of 10-week courses and a
guest lecture series. Classes are held
at B'rtai Moshe and open to the
• The Power of Seven is a seven-
month series. Different speakers will
teach a self-contained topic on the
first Monday of each month.
Sessions are 7:30-9 p.m. in the syna-
gogue's Bodzin Hall. Tuition is $8
per session,-$45 for the series for
B'nai Moshe members; $10 and $60
for others. The series debuts
Monday, Oct. 7, with Rabbi Lauren
Berkun, JTS Midwest Rabbinic
Fellow. Her topic will be "The
Meaning of Mikveh for Modern
Men and Women."
Others: Nov. 4, Conservative
Community Scholar-in-Residence
Rabbi David Lazar; Dec. 2, commu-
nity educator Eric Grossman; Jan. 6,
University of Michigan Professor
Todd Endelman, "The Jews of
Britain;" Feb. 3, community educa-
tor Michael Weiss, "Breaking the
Bible Codes;" March 3, community
educator Aviva Silverman; and April
7, Rabbi Lee Buckman, head of the
Jewish Academy of Metropolitan
Detroit. Advance registration is
encouraged but not required.
• B'nai Moshe will welcome
Rabbi Lazar back as its scholar-in-
residence the weekend of Shabbat
Vayaytzay (Nov. 15-17). He will lead
a number of in-depth study sessions.
Details will be announced closer to
the date.
• Weekly classes for adults begin
the first weekend in October:
— New this year, B'nai Moshe
will offer an Early-Bird Torah Study
Group from 8:45-9:30 a.m. on
Shabbat mornings, starting Saturday,
Oct. 5. Community educator Barry
V. Levine will explore themes of the
weekly Torah portion, beginning
with Parshat Bereshit and running
through the conclusion of the Book
of Genesis. Hebrew not required.
No charge, but contributions to the
Ruth Rosenberg Albert Adult
Education Fund (underwriter of the
series) are welcome.
—Another new study series is

Swimming in the Sea of Talmud
with Rabbi Elliot Pachter. This class
will meet for 10 weeks on Sunday
mornings, from 10-11 a.m., in the
synagogue library-minyan room
beginning Oct. 6.
Users of the popular textbook say
it makes Talmud study accessible,
relevant and enjoyable.
Tuition for the 10-week series is
$50 for B'nai Moshe members, $75
for others, plus a $20 book fee.
Adult learners may also attend on a
drop-in, per-session basis at $7 for
members, $10 for others (including
the materials fee).
— Three levels of adult Hebrew
reading classes are offered. For total
beginners, a 10-week series with
Barry Levine runs from 11 a.m.-
noon Sundays, starting Oct. 6. The
class is offered in cooperation with
NJOP-The National Jewish
Outreach Project. No charge, but
registration required.
— Adults with basic phonetic
Hebrew reading ability interested in
upgrading their skills, may register
for Beginning Hebrew Grammar
with Dr. Edward M. Golenberg. The
10-week series will meet from 11
a.m.-noon starting Sunday, Oct. 6.
This class is a continuation of last -
year's NJOP be4inner class. New
students may join the group . if the
level is right for them. Tuition is
$50 for members, $75 for others,
plus a fee for the textbook (new stu-
dents only).
-- Two classes in Advanced
Hebrew Text & Grammar will have
one section taught by Dr. Golenberg
and the other by Nathan Roth.-Both
classes will meet from 10-11 a.m.
for 10 weeks, starting Sunday, Oct.
6. Permission of the instructor is
• B'nai. Moshe also is a co-found-
ing sponsor of Eilu v'Eilu, the adult
Jewish learning project of the
Michigan Conservative movement.

For information about adult Jewish
learning at Cong._.B'nai Moshe,
including a brochure and registra-
tion form for fall classes, contact
Sharlene Ungar, executive director,
(248) 788-0600; e-mail
cbminfo@bnaimoshe.org ; or visit
the synagogue Web site


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