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High Holy Days 5784

Hebrew at OPT

Adult Hebrew at OPT

Torah or Haftarah Cantillation with Lauren Levrant
Variable meeting day/time

Learn the signs and sounds of the sacred chanting system with our adult cantillation instructor extraordinaire.  This class will prepare you to read Torah or Haftarah during Shabbat morning … let us know what you’re interested in! Contact Lauren Levrant for more information, including meeting time and location, at

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

Weekly Study 

Weekly Classes: Six Days a Week

The Book of Kings
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!

STAR (Suburban Thursday Afternoon Retirees)
Thursdays, 1:00-3:00 pm at West Suburban Temple Har Zion
STAR is open to all people in the area interested in learning about many varied topics such as Judaism, politics, health, art, music, senior living, services available in our communities, public safety issues, senior scams, etc.  We welcome a variety of guest speakers and discuss items of interest to the group.  Snacks provided.  For more information, contact Sandra at 

Torah Study: Weekly Torah Portion with Rabbi Daniel Kirzane
Fridays, 9:00-10:00 am
Grab a coffee and pull up a chair.  This weekly learning group brings traditional topics and texts into conversation with today’s questions and concerns.  Coffee and snacks provided.  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
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. 

Thu, September 28 2023 13 Tishrei 5784