Lomdim (Learners): Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah
In Israel, student-driver cars, buses and trucks are marked with a distinctive triangle and the letter “lamed,” the first letter of “lomdim.” We will be navigating and learning together and we’ll do our best to ensure a smooth ride!
Intellectual enrichment, emotional attachment and spiritual fulfillment through knowledge of and participation in Jewish life.
Understanding the why and how of ritual, whether at synagogue or at home, in private or in community.
Appreciating the breadth and depth of Jewish learning and lore, from the sublime to the absurd.
Acquiring facility with the Hebrew of liturgy and sacred literature.
Learning to share learning (through chevrutah study and presentation of divrei tefila/Torah; leading/reading in services).
Hebrew (and Torah) reading and prayer leading will be taught separately.
Frequency of sessions and content of study to be determined.
Scheduling (day & time to be determined)
2019: 20 sessions (weekly as best can be managed) during May, June, July, August, September, October
Culminating ceremony on Simchat Torah (or Shabbat Chol Hamo’eid Sukkot)
The Observant Life, Martin S Cohen (Rabbinical Assembly; $35 before discount)
Siddur Sim Shalom (provided)
Tuition: $180 for Shirat Hayam members; $360 for non-members.
Includes Siddur Sim Shalom. “The Observant Life” is additional, as are the culminating ceremony costs.
(Tuition assistance available.)