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Hebrew at OPT

Hebrew 102, Part 2:
Adult Intermediate Prayerbook Hebrew with Dick Rubin
Wed, 6:30-7:30 pm Starting Oct. 13 on Zoom
This continuing course will teach the grammar and vocabulary of prayerbook Hebrew. Participants also will gain the ability to do simple translation and strengthen their previously acquired skill in reading and pronunciation.  Email Dick Rubin        

Hebrew 201: Biblical Hebrew with Lauren Levrant
Sundays at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
For learners with knowledge of basic Hebrew and grammar. Students in this class will use The First Hebrew Primer to deepen understanding of both language and literature. Contact Lauren Levrant for more information at

Hebrew 202: Modern Hebrew Discussion Group with Eddie Pont
Variable meeting day/time
Practice Hebrew-language conversation with other native and learned speakers. Contact Eddie Pont for more information, including meeting time and location, at

Hebrew from the Start!
Learn the Alef Bet and basics of Hebrew Reading with Rabbi Weiss
Sunday Mornings 10:00-11:00 beginning Jan. 16 in person, at OPT. 
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Torah Cantillation with Lauren Levrant
Variable meeting day/time
Learn the signs and sounds of the Torah chanting system with our adult cantillation instructor extraordinaire. This class will prepare you to read Torah during Shabbat morning. Contact Lauren Levrant for more information, including meeting time and location, at

Weekly Study with the Rabbis

Exploring Jewish History through Original Documents with Rabbi Weiss
Mondays, 1:30-2:30 pm (Zoom only)
Join the conversation as we explore the backwaters and byways of Jewish history using first-hand accounts. We will examine some of Judaism’s forgotten histories and legends
The King David Saga
Wednesdays, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (online only
Join our exploration of the grandest narrative of the Hebrew Bible. If you've enjoyed classics like Hamlet and the Game of Thrones, you'll love this original drama!

Torah Study: Weekly Torah Portion with Rabbi Daniel Kirzane
Fridays, 9:00-10:00 am (at OPT and on Zoom)
This weekly learning group brings traditional topics and texts into conversation with today’s questions and concerns. Open to learners of all backgrounds; join us once, join us every week!
Talmud Study with Rabbi Max Weiss
Saturdays, 8:30-9:30 am (at OPT and on Zoom*)
* - Note: this is not the Temple's usual Zoom link
A guided exploration of one of Judaism’s most important and most misunderstood texts. We seek to uncover the depths of the Talmud’s wisdom while endeavoring to understand the thinking of the ancient Rabbis. As always, we will find insightful (and sometimes surprising) connections to today’s world.

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Thu, May 19 2022 18 Iyar 5782