our early lease
Mind," an exploration of Talmud,
commentaries and other genres of rab-
binic literature. It will be offered two .
different times: Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.-
noon, and Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m.,
at the Max M. Fisher Federation
Building. Students may register for
A course titled "Great Jewish
Thinkers: Pathways to God" will be
offered for graduates of the Florence
Melton Adult Mini-School of
Metropolitan Detroit. Dr. Mitch
Parker and Tzvi Schostak, instructors
of the Melton program, will explore
the writings of great Jewish thinkers.
The class, co-sponsored with the
Jewish Community Center, will meet
weekly on Wednesdays, for 25 weeks
at the Jewish Community Center in
West Bloomfield, beginning Oct. 1,
from 9:30-11:30 a.m. or every other
Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m. for 15 weeks
beginning Oct. 1, at the Max M.
Fisher Federation Building.
All levels of conversational Hebrew
from beginning to advanced are
offered. Sessions will run for 14 weeks
at the Max M. Fisher Federation
Building and are taught by Nira Lev,
director of Hebrew programs at the
Alliance for Jewish Education; Vicky
Davidovich, instructor at Hillel Day
School, Adat Shalom Synagogue and
Temple Israel; Ronit Gutkovitch, an
educator in the community; and
Tziona Ragowsky, coordinator of the
Department of Hebrew Language at
A special intensive class for Hebrew
language and literature for advanced
students is offered on Wednesday and
Sunday mornings and a total beginner
class is offered on Wednesday
For information about Hebrew
classes or to discuss placement for new
students, contact Nira Lev, (248) 205-
To receive a complete listing of
classes or for information, contact
Marion Bronstein, (248) 642-4260.
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Temple Beth El's fall adult education
program will begin Wednesday, Sept.
3. A variety of classes, each 10 sessions
in length, will be offered on
Wednesday mornings and Wednesday
evenings. Classes are open to the com-
Hebrew I will be taught by
Elizabeth Bloch, director of education,
at 11 a.m. and at 7 p.m. by Alan
for those wish-
ing to strengthen their Hebrew skills
and explore Hebrew grammar, will be
taught by Lea Beurer Wednesdays at
10:30 a.m. or at 8 p.m. Mrs. Beurer
will also teach conversational Hebrew
on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Tuition for
the above classes is $50 for Temple
members and $75 for non-members.
On Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m., Lea
Beurer will lead Torah study. Hebrew
is not a prerequisite for this class
which is $35 for members and $50 for
On Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Rabbi
David Castiglione will lead 'An
Introduction to Judaism" for prospec-
tive converts, non-Jewish partners of
Jews and Jews seeking a better under-
standing of Judaism. Couples are
encouraged to take this class together
and will be charged only one fee. Fees
are $75 for members and $95 for
Rabbi Castiglione will also lead a
monthly breakfast with the rabbi and
a bereavement support group.
Bereavement support will meet on
Tuesdays at 7 p.m., beginning
Tuesday, Sept. 2. The group is open to
members and non-members. There is
no charge. Contact the rabbis' study,
(248) 851-1100, for further informa-
Breakfast with the rabbi will meet
Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 12 and Dec.
17 at 8 a.m. in the temple library.
Participants will discuss the ethical
teachings found in Mishna Pirket Avot.
There is no charge for this series.
Additional programs slated to begin
in October include a monthly Sunday
morning parenting forum led by
Temple Beth El's Youth and Family
Counselor, Leonard Beigler.
Rabbi Daniel Syme will lead two
series geared especially to interfaith
couples, "Understanding Services,"
which will meet on three Wednesday
evenings, beginning Oct. 22; and
"Holiday and Life Cycle Events You
Should Know," which will meet on
five Wednesday evenings, beginning
Nov. 12. There is no charge for these
"Bless Me, Too: Parental Favoritism
And Sibling Rivalry in the Bible," led
by Elizabeth Bloch, will be offered on
three Wednesday evenings, beginning
Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. The charge for this
class is $15 for members and $20 for
For information or to register for
classes contact the religious school
office, (248) 865-0612.