Calendar of Events

All Congregation B'nai Israel events can be found HERE!

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Adult Education

B'nai Israel is a community of life-long learners! Throughout the year, we sponsor adult education courses led by Rabbi David Kaiman and other wonderful teachers:

Torah on Tuesday: Tuesdays at Noon—Bring a brown-bag dairy lunch for a open discussion class! Torah-on-Tuesday has concentrated on biblical texts but this next year will begin its focus with the ever rich text of Pirke Avot. Looking at the text through the lens of history and context; deeply analytical and richly rewarding. Classes begin at noon every Tuesday and are 50 minutes long. Drinks are provided.

Israeli Dancing: Monday 7:15 pm—Israeli Dancing takes place on Monday nights at B’nai Israel from 7:15 pm to 8:30 pm. $5 per family. Beginners are always welcome. Come out for a fun evening of great music, Israeli culture, exercise and camaraderie, plus learn how to dance. Andy, 352-327-3672. 

Beginning Hebrew: Wednesday 6:30 pm—This fun class offers the chance to learn Hebrew in a very informal setting that is bound to be both enjoyable as well as educational. Activities span from chatting to singing to reading. Grammar and vocabulary are also taught in this very fun, informal, friendly setting. Modern Hebrew is also addressed. "Not a university style course." - Yossi, facilitator.

Yiddish Chavura: Friday 9:30 am—This fun class is run very similarly to our Beginning Hebrew Class. Led by the same facilitator, Yossi, this class meets on Friday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Come make friends and learn Yiddish in a relaxing setting!

Torah Circle: Saturday 8:30 am—Each Saturday morning at 8:30am Howard Lidsky and Rabbi David Kaiman present a freewheeling examination of the weekly Torah portion. Using ancient and modern commentaries mixed with broad general knowledge allows this class to penetrate beyond the simple meaning of the text. With an eclectic group of students we are sure that every Saturday morning will be an exquisite treat.

For more information, please contact the synagogue office: 376-1508.