We welcome all learners to join us for an exciting array of Adult Education programs this year! All courses are FREE to CNS members unless noted, and are open to non-members for $10/class. For more details on any programs, contact:
- Nov 2, 23, Dec 7, 14: Promised Land
Join Rabbi Daniel Isaak for this four week exploration of Ari Shavit’s timely book, Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel.
- Jan 4-Feb 8: Hope & Healing: Jewish sources of comfort in times of crisis or transition.
What can we turn to from Jewish tradition during death, divorce, or times of need? What are the unique prayers and traditions that help us face our fears? --Rabbi Eve Posen
Book Talk @ Neveh
A series of book discussions held throughout the year. Come to one or dive into them all - meet others and connect over good literature with facilitated, in-depth discussion during this 10:45am Sunday morning series
- Nov 2: In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist by Ruchama King Feurman
- Nov 23: Field trip to hear author Ruchama King Feurman (Jewish Book Month/One Book, One Community selection)
- Jan 11: People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
- March 8: The Man in the Sharkskin Suit by Lucette Lagnado
- April 19: Ministry of Special Cases by Nathan Englander (Jewish Theater Collaboration will present this as a Page to Stage production)
- May 3: The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy
- Summer 2015: Bee Season by Myla Goldberg
Hebrew Institute: Year-long course in Modern Hebrew. Beginning, Intermediate, and Conversational level classes available. Whether you are new to Judaism or lifelong learners who still feel stuck in prayerbook repetition, parents keeping up with your kids, or teachers who want to raise your professional standards, we invite you to join Machon Ivrit.
October 7 through June 2, 7:00-9:15
$720/year for CNS members, $800 for non-members; financial aid available. Registration forms available online.
Talmud with Rabbi Stampfer
Join our Emeritus Rabbi for weekly study of our sacred texts.
Hebrew for Prayer Year 1
Learn the 50 most commonly used words in the siddur—what they mean and how to recognize them—to increase your understanding of what we say when we pray. Taught by Professor Natan Meir.
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm Oct 7 - Dec 16
Hebrew for Prayer Year 2
For advanced learners or those who took Hebrew for Prayer last year! Understand what we say when we pray—an in-depth look at Hebrew vocabulary and construction of prayers and their meanings. Taught by Professor Natan Meir.
Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30pm Oct 7 - Dec 16
New dinner option for Weds evening Lifelong Learners
Adults participating in our Wednesday evening programs are invited to come early and enjoy a kosher catered dinner for just $6.00 per person. No need to RSVP, just make your life easier and enjoy a good meal!
Siddur Basics Year 1
Structure, content, choreography, and spiritual touchpoints of our prayers in the Shabbat evening and morning services.
Taught by Deb Freedberg.
6:30-7:30 p.m. October 22 through December 17
Siddur Basics Year 2
A more advanced course for those who have completed Siddur Basics or its equivalent and want to keep learning!
Taught by Deb Freedberg
7:30-8:30 p.m. October 22 through December 17
Drop-In Volunteer Night @ CNS
Have an hour or two to spare on Weds evenings? Here for a class or to drop off your kids? We coordinate a different project every week—you show up and lend your hands and heart. A new, easy, fun way to bring an extra spark of goodness to the world. Projects start at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Bible Study with Rabbi Isaak
Weekly learning and discussion on the book of Proverbs. 3:30-4:15 p.m. weekly
Women’s Torah Study
An uplifting hour of study on Shabbat! Delve into biblical and midrashic text, (Hebrew and English text available) with a group of other women to find meaning from our traditions that relate to our lives. All levels of experience welcome. Taught by Mel Berwin.
Saturdays: Nov 8, Dec 13, Jan 10, Feb 14, Mar 14, and Apr 11 at 12:30 p.m.