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Adult Jewish Education—JEWISH JOURNEYS for  5782

There are two major facets of Jewish Journeys/Adult Education at Temple Har Zion for 5782; click on the titles to learn more:

— Delve  into the World of Jewish Prayer

— Thursday Morning with Rabbi Glick: Book of Kohelet/Ecclesiastes

Upcoming classes:

All Events
  • Sunday ,
    OctOctober  24 , 2021
     
     
    Big Ideas of Jewish Prayer w/ Rabbi Glick +

    Sunday, Oct 24th 11:00a to 12:00p

    MORE INFO

  • Monday ,
    OctOctober  25 , 2021
     
     
    Personally Connecting with Prayers / David Schwartz +

    Monday, Oct 25th 8:00p to 9:00p
    Virtual only; Zoom ID # 940 4734 9261, usual Har Zion password

    MORE INFO

  • Thursday ,
    OctOctober  28 , 2021
     
     
    Book of Kohelet/Ecclesiastes with Rabbi Glick

    Thursday, Oct 28th 10:00a to 11:00a
    We will delve into one of the most profound books of the Bible that - according to tradition - shares King Solomon’s wisdom at the end of his life. It begins with the words, “Utter Futility, All is Futile," speaks of the rhythms of life (“A season is set for everything…”), and finally reveals where purpose is to be found. We will closely analyze the text and discuss its meaning in our lives. All are welcome.

    MORE INFO

  • Sunday ,
    OctOctober  31 , 2021
     
     
    How to Participate in Jewish Prayer / Cantor Figa +

    Sunday, Oct 31st 3:30p to 4:30p
    With Cantor Figa; Virtual only; Zoom ID # 840 6204 8076

    MORE INFO

  • Thursday ,
    NovNovember  4 , 2021
     
     
    Book of Kohelet/Ecclesiastes with Rabbi Glick

    Thursday, Nov 4th 10:00a to 11:00a
    We will delve into one of the most profound books of the Bible that - according to tradition - shares King Solomon’s wisdom at the end of his life. It begins with the words, “Utter Futility, All is Futile," speaks of the rhythms of life (“A season is set for everything…”), and finally reveals where purpose is to be found. We will closely analyze the text and discuss its meaning in our lives. All are welcome.

    MORE INFO

  • Sunday ,
    NovNovember  7 , 2021
     
     
    Hebrew 2.0 Understanding Prayerbook Hebrew

    Sunday, Nov 7th 11:00a to 12:00p
    Understanding the Words in Prayer, with Hebrew editor and Har Zion member Courtenay Harris-Black Youth Lounge and Zoom ID# 823 6482 1008

    MORE INFO

  • Thursday ,
    NovNovember  11 , 2021
     
     
    Book of Kohelet/Ecclesiastes with Rabbi Glick

    Thursday, Nov 11th 10:00a to 11:00a
    We will delve into one of the most profound books of the Bible that - according to tradition - shares King Solomon’s wisdom at the end of his life. It begins with the words, “Utter Futility, All is Futile," speaks of the rhythms of life (“A season is set for everything…”), and finally reveals where purpose is to be found. We will closely analyze the text and discuss its meaning in our lives. All are welcome.

    MORE INFO

  • Sunday ,
    NovNovember  14 , 2021
     
     
    Big Ideas of Jewish Prayer w/ Rabbi Glick +

    Sunday, Nov 14th 11:00a to 12:00p

    MORE INFO

 

— Delve  into the World of Jewish Prayer

Come Delve Into the World of Jewish Prayer 

✡︎ Connect to the traditional Jewish prayer service.
✡︎ Find inspiration from prayer.
✡︎ Connect to the whole Jewish people through the generations.
✡︎ Discover peace within yourself.

The traditional Jewish service offers many challenges but also great opportunities. Temple Har Zion's World of Jewish Prayer collection of classes will help you:

✡︎ Learn to understand the powerful liturgy of our services and lifecycle events.
✡︎ Analyze and study the Hebrew in key Jewish prayers.
✡︎ Acquire the tools to have a meaningful and vibrant Jewish prayer life.

Temple Har Zion in Chicago invites you to join us for a year-long dive into the experience of living prayer.

See above for the upcoming schedule and see below for our complete schedule.

Four Doorways into Prayer

Prayer can add meaning to your life; it can connect you to God, others, and yourself. Yet at the same time, prayer can be confusing. At Temple Har Zion we want to demystify prayer. To begin to do this, our major Jewish Journeys program for 5782 (October 2021–June 2022), "Delve into Prayer," offers four doorways into prayer—four program series on Prayer in Judaism, each meeting once or twice a month.

These four courses are being taught by Temple Har Zion's Rabbi Glick, Cantor Figa, Education Director David Schwartz,  and Hebrew educator and member, Courtenay Harris-Black.

The four areas of study are the following (all use the standard Har Zion Zoom password; contact the office–during their open hours–if you need it): 

✡︎ The Big Ideas of Jewish Prayer, with Rabbi Glick

One Sunday morning a month, 11 AM–12 Noon AM,
Youth Lounge and Zoom ID# 823 6482 1008

✡︎ How to Participate in Prayer, with Cantor Figa

One Sunday afternoon a month, 3:30 PM,
Virtual only,  Zoom ID# 840 6204 8076

✡︎ Understanding the Words in Prayer, with Courtenay Harris-Black

Two Sunday mornings a month, 11:00 AM–12 Noon,
Youth Lounge and Zoom ID# 823 6482 1008

The prerequisite for this program is the ability to read Hebrew–no understanding of what the words mean is required–and we ask that you to commit to attending all of the remaining classes. Also please buy the book: Prayerbook Hebrew the Easy Way by Joseph Anderson.

✡︎ Personally Connecting with Prayers, with David Schwartz

One Monday evening a month, 8–9 PM,
Virtual only, Zoom ID# 9245 552 6669

Dates, times, order, and subjects of these courses may change over the course of the year. Please check this website or regularly attend classes to stay abreast of adjustments.

Big Ideas of Jewish Prayer     / Rabbi Glick 

One Sunday each month, 11 AM - Noon, Youth Lounge and Zoom ID# (with the usual Har Zion Zoom password) 

October 24: Challenges and Opportunities of a Traditional Jewish Service

November 14: Inspiration vs. Structure: The Dynamics of Jewish Prayer

December 12: Finding Your Own Prayer Voice

January 23: Radical Amazement, Contemplation, and the Spiritual Emotions Behind our Services

February 13: Finding Your Own Chanting Rhythm

March 20: Alone and in the Group: Balancing Individuality and Commonality

April 10: Transmuting Prayers that We Struggle to Connect to

May 15: A Spiritual Interpretation of Shema and Amidah

June 12: Owning the Traditional Service

See above for the current schedule.

Hebrew 2.0: Understanding Prayerbook Hebrew /      Courtenay Harris-Black

Sunday, 11 AM - Noon, Youth Lounge and Zoom ID# (with the usual Har Zion Zoom password) 

We ask that you commit to attending regularly and that you buy the book: Prayerbook Hebrew the Easy Way by Joseph Anderson

October 3 and 17

November 7 and 21

December 5 and 19

January 9 and 30

February 6 and 20

March 6 and 27

April 3 and 24

May 1 and 22

June 19 and 26

See above for the current schedule.

Personally Connecting with Prayers / David Schwartz

One Monday evening a month, 8-9 PM, with David SchwartzVirtual only, Zoom ID# 9245 552 6669

October 25: Ashrei

November 22: Birkat HaMazon

December 6: Havdalah

January 10: Shabbat Amidah

February 7: Adon Olam

March 7: Friday Evening Rituals

April 4: Aleinu

May 2: Barchu-Shema

June 20: Shema

See above for the current schedule.

How to Participate in Prayer / Cantor Figa

One Sunday afternoon a month, 3:30 PM
Virtual only, Zoom ID# 840 6204 8076

October 31: Torah Service

November 21: Shabbat Morning

December 12: Shabbat Evening

January 30: Weekday Services

February 27: Weddings

March 13: Brit Milah / Baby Naming

April 24: Funerals

May 22: Shiva

June 26: High Holy Days

See above for the current schedule.

—Thursday Morning with Rabbi Glick:
Book of Kohelet/Ecclesiastes 

Thursdays, 10 AM; Zoom ID# 990 415 095
(Usual Har Zion Zoom Password)

We will delve into one of the most profound books of the Bible that—according to tradition—shares King Solomon's wisdom at the end of his life. It begins with the words, "Utter Futility, All is Futile," speaks of the rhythms of life ("A season is set for everything..."), and finally reveals where purpose is to be found. We will closely analyze the text and discuss its meaning in our lives.

All are welcome. 

Thursdays, 10 AM; Zoom ID# 990 415 095
(Usual Har Zion Zoom Password)

See above for the current schedule.

Fri, October 22 2021 16 Cheshvan 5782