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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 Numbers with Phil Rothman

    Mondays, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (8 sessions beginning January 28)


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


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  • Jewish Current Events: With Phil Rothman

    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm (8 sessions beginning January 28)


    How does Jewish law (Halacha) relate to such topics as Jewish medical ethics; a Kohan marrying the daughter of a non-Jewish father; Segulot (mystical charms) and superstitions. 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 29)


    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.  There is no charge for this class.

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  • International Design, War & Jews in 20th Century Europe, Israel & America

    with Brotherhood Member Paul Hill

    3 Tuesdays, starting January 29, 7:00 - 8:30 pm


    A survey of the arts and Jews’ integration to mainstream society in relation to the rise of the Modern and International Style art and architecture movements, World War, Communism, Fascism and Nazism, in Europe, Israel, and America.

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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 6)


    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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  • Introduction to Trope, Learn to Chant Torah & Haftarah: With Cantor Isaac Yager

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


    This class will serve as a continuation of our fall introductory course to ta`amei ha-mikra (aka trope), the ancient system of musical notation that guides us in our ability to chant Torah, Haftarah, and megillot. No experience with chanting required, but a familiarity with the Hebrew alphabet is suggested. Though not required, those wishing to chant Torah and/or Haftarah will have the opportunity to do so at synagogue services. Those requiring introductory skills are still encouraged to take the course if interested.

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  • Winter 2019 Intensive Learning Class: Nietzsche, Soloveitchik & Contemporary Jewish Philosophy

     with Daniel Rynhold

    8 Wednesdays starting January 16, 7:00 - 8:30 pm


    Cost: $200


    Friedrich Nietzsche, the 19th century German philosopher, is one of the most fascinating and controversial thinkers of the modern era. What he had a to say about religion in general and Judaism in particular is not very complimentary (to put it mildly). As Hitler’s favorite philosopher, championed by the Nazis, one would imagine that he is not really a fit subject for study in the context of Jewish thought at all. In this course, however, we will discover how the Nazis misappropriated Nietzsche’s philosophy, and how Nietzsche’s potent critique of religion can be (and has been) put to positive use, particularly by Joseph Soloveitchik, in the formation of a modernist interpretation of Judaism that one could almost call Nietzschean.


    Dr. Daniel Rynhold is professor in modern Jewish philosophy at the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, and director of the Revel doctoral program, having arrived on these shores from London, England, in August 2007. Educated at the universities of Cambridge and London, Dr. Rynhold had previously been a lecturer in Judaism in the department of theology and religious studies at King’s College London, a position he had held since 2001. This followed two years as a lecturer at the renowned Jews’ College of London.

    Please contact Trudi Bartow (trudirae@gmail.com) for further info about this class.


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  • Lunch & Learn: Torah Portion of the Week with Phil Rothman

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


    Join in a  discussion of the Torah  Portion of the Week.  Fellowship and cookies provided but BYOL (Bring your own lunch).



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Adult Education - Winter 2019