Rise of the Rabbis, Next class: Jan. 17, 7 p.m.
REGISTER NOW – We need six more people to keep the class going! Temple Har Zion, in partnership with Me’ah Online, is offering a 10-week course on the Rise of the Rabbis. The class is “blended learning,” meeting every other week in person, allowing for online learning on your own and in-person conversations.  Listen to sample lectures (one from Rabbi Rosenberg, who was Rabbi Tiferet’s Kashrut teacher, and Rabbi Dr. Kanarek, one of her Talmud teachers) and to learn more about the program. Register online here.

Shabbat learning Friday evenings, Shabbat afternoons in January
When tragedies happen, it’s easy to feel helpless. We send money, we pray, but what more can we do? In the Jewish tradition, there is the custom to study mishnah for people who have died. The South Jersey Jewish community has committed to studying the entire mishnah of Shabbat in memory of the lives lost in the Tree of Life/Or L’Simcha shooting.

Temple Har Zion is responsible for learning Chapter 6. On Friday evenings in January, we will learn a mishnah between Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma’ariv as is tradition. On Shabbat mornings, we will learn a mishnah during kiddush (no prior mishnah study or Hebrew required!). A communal siyyum (celebration to finish the study) will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Super Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Katz JCC, 1301 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill. There, we will learn the last two mishnayot. This will be a wonderful opportunity to do some text learning and do something Jewish for the souls lost.

Temple Har Zion’s Adult Education has three goals:
  • To assure all classes offered are in line with our mission and vision statements;
  • To educate our congregants on worship with the goal of engaging them in regularly attending Shabbat and holiday services;
  • To attract people to THZ by offering classes they cannot find anywhere else.

Temple Har Zion encourages its members to use their knowledge in helping others learn different aspects of Judaism by attending classes and considering teaching their own class. We are happy to receive suggestions for classes and appreciate the opportunity to bring in guest lecturers to enhance the learning!

Examples of classes that THZ has run:

  • Reading Hebrew
  • Ichud N’shamot (Unity of Souls)
  • Hebrew Chant
  • Blessing Workshops
  • Understanding Your Haggaddah
  • Jewish Spirituality