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Brotherhood Synagogue

We invite you to experience Judaism on a new level. You can take a
year-long course or a single class, come to a four-session series or attend a once-a-month discussion group. Classes, lectures, concerts, and tours are all opportunities to deepen your connection to Judaism. We offer classes at all levels of learning. You are welcome to participate in any course or event no matter your prior Jewish educational background. Our clergy, teachers, and guest speakers are dedicated to helping you develop and strengthen your relationship to Judaism.

  • Torah Study: The Book of Genesis with Phil Rothman

    Mondays, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (8 sessions beginning January 22)


    We will continue our study of the Book of Genesis. This course is conveniently scheduled for parents waiting for their children studying in our Hebrew School.

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  • Prayerbook Hebrew: With Phil Rothman

    Mondays, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm (8 sessions beginning January 22)


    Now that you’ve learned all the Hebrew letters, it’s time to get familiar with

    Hebrew words and begin developing a Hebrew vocabulary. This course offers

    a fun introduction to the words of familiar prayers and an understanding of the

    prayers’ history and meaning.

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  • Jewish Current Events: With Phil Rothman

    8:00 pm – 9:00 pm (8 sessions beginning January 22)


    How does Jewish law (Halacha) relate to such topics as: transgenders and halacha; donating milk and meat cooked together; immersing electrical devices in a mikvah known as ‘tevillate keilim.’  Discuss these and other topics of interest from a halachic perspective.

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  • Harmoniah’AH! : The Brotherhood Synagogue Congregational Choir: With Cantor Isaac Yager

    Tuesdays, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (starting January 23)


    Jewish music offers a rich selection of choral music that can greatly enhance our spiritual experience.  After strengthening our group sound through listening and vocal exercises, the choir will begin to tap into some of this music in a manner that is accessible for participants with advanced or no musical backgrounds.   The choir will also have opportunities to perform this music for the community throughout the year, performance dates TBD.  Our congregational choir is open to everyone at all levels of experience.

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  • Representing One’s Community in Prayer: Learning to Lead Friday Night Services (cont’d): With Cantor Isaac Yager

    Wednesdays, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (8 Tuesdays starting January 24)


    Continuing our study of the Friday night service, we will review Kabbalat Shabbat and start to examine the Friday night Ma'ariv service.  We will develop practical skills (including individual davening, learning/leading congregational melodies, applying ritual choreography, etc.) all connected to the Friday night Shabbat service.  Though it is not a requirement, participants will have the option to eventually lead parts of the Friday night service for the community.  All are welcome to attend, no experience required.

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  • A History of the Jewish People, as Gained from Tel Aviv Street Names:

    4 Millennia, 4 Classes, Many Streets. No walking required! with Brotherhood Member Paul Hill

    Wednesday, January 24, 7:00 pm


    What do Joshua, Einstein, King Solomon, Golda Meir, Yehuda Halevi, Jabotinsky, and Freud have in common?  They are all street names in Tel Aviv.  From politics to literature, science, finance, art, music, and religion, learn Jewish history by virtually walking down the street. Our virtual walks will be a guided tour across space and time, utilizing photographs, the Hebrew Bible, works of history, maps, and the internet.

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  • Interfaith Bible Study: With Rabbi Daniel Alder & Rev. Jacob Smith of Calvary St. George’s

    Wednesdays, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (4 sessions beginning February 21)


    Join in a study of Prayer, both formal and informal, from Jewish and Christian perspectives.  Classes meet alternately at the Brotherhood Synagogue and Calvary Church, 61 Gramercy Park North.  The first meeting will be at the synagogue.  There is no charge for this class.


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  • Lunch & Learn: Kings with Phil Rothman

    Thursdays, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm  (ongoing)


    Join in a far reaching discussion of the Book of Kings. We examine the text using modern and traditional commentaries.  Fellowship and cookies provided but BYOL (Bring your own lunch)

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  • Traditional Jewish Bread Baking: with Mark Goldey

    Sunday, March 18, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm


    Learn to make bialys, pletzl, and cornbread—the good stuff, like your parents used to get at the neighborhood bakery. One secret is the flour. Another is the technique. With a little practice, you can make these things at home, better than your local bakery. Learn how! This class is limited to 12 participants and to those 16 years old and above.

    $36 for members, $46 for non-members (the fee covers the cost of the materials supplied).

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Adult Education - Winter 2018