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 1: The Book of Exodus with Phil Rothman

    Mondays, 9:00 am – 10:00 am (8 sessions beginning January 23)


    We will study the Book of Exodus beginning with the bondage of the Hebrews

    and their Exodus from Egypt. This course is conveniently scheduled for Nursery

    School parents immediately after drop off..

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  • Torah Study 2: The Torah Study: The Book of Deuteronomy with Phil Rothman

    Mondays, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (8 sessions beginning January 23)


    We will study Moses’ farewell address to the nation and the completion of the

    40 year period of wandering in the desert. 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 23)


    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 23)


    How does Jewish law (Halacha) relate to such topics as: the status of minority

    opinion in halacha; closing a website on Shabbat and Yom Tov; managed care:

    a Jewish view, deactivating a total artificial heart. Discuss these and other topics

    of interest from a halachic perspective.

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  • Judaism and Islam: Past, Present and Future Relationships: With various instructors

    Tuesdays, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm (6 sessions starting January 24)


    In furtherance of one of our Synagogue’s essential guiding principle—the promotion of Brotherhood with those of different religious faiths—the Interfaith Committee and the Adult Education Committee are offering this new course. The course encompasses several important topics, including the history of relations between Muslim and Jewish communities over the centuries, an introduction to the Quran, commonalities and differences in the respective

    liturgies, rituals and practices of the two religions (including their common descent from Abraham), the challenges of Muslim life in America today, Jewish-Muslim relations today in both the US and

    abroad, and a discussion of future trends and paths.

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  • Top 40 Songs Every Jew Should Know: With Cantor Michael Weis

    Wednesdays, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (8 sessions beginning January 25)


    Have you ever had the feeling like everyone in the room seems to know the songs but you? If so, this class will change all of that forever. We’ll explore the back of the bentcher, the book that contains all the most frequently sung melodies at every Jewish gathering. Join in with

    Harmoni-AH! the Brotherhood community choir, and learn the songs together as we prepare for our very own, live tisch (or table, in Yiddish), complete with singing, divrei Torah, desserts and, of course, a bissel schnapps. The tisch will take place on Friday, March 17 after services. Even if you can’t make the class, consider yourself invited to the tisch! The schnapps are on us!

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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 1)


    Join in a study of laws and ideas in the Book of Genesis from Christian and Jewish perspectives. We’ll discuss such topics as “What does it mean that human beings were created ‘in God’s image?’” and “Human nature: basically good and/or basically evil?” Classes meet alternately at 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: Nehemiah with Phil Rothman

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


    Join in a far reaching discussion of the Book of Nehemiah. 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 5, 12:00 pm – 3:00 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 2017

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