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Adult Jewish Education—JEWISH JOURNEYS for  5782

There are three 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 The Solomon Family Temple Har Zion Rabbinic Chair Rabbi Glick: Book of Kohelet/Ecclesiastes

— Monday Evening Learning with David Schwartz, The (Anonymous Donor Family) Temple Har Zion Director of Education

Upcoming classes:

All Events
  • Sunday ,
    JanJanuary  23 , 2022
     
     
    Big Ideas of Jewish Prayer w/ Rabbi Glick +

    Sunday, Jan 23rd 11:00a to 12:00p
    Big Ideas of Jewish Prayer, w/ Rabbi Glick Youth Lounge and Zoom ID# 823 6482 1008

    MORE INFO

  • Monday ,
    JanJanuary  24 , 2022
     
     
    Monday Evening Learning with Temple Har Zion Education Director David Schwartz

    Monday, Jan 24th 8:00p to 9:00p
    The current Monday Evening Learning topics include a rotation of Pirkei Avot, Holidays, Stories, and Prayers. (The last being once a month, as part of Delve into Prayers.)

    MORE INFO

  • Thursday ,
    JanJanuary  27 , 2022
     
     
    Book of Kohelet/Ecclesiastes with Rabbi Glick

    Thursday, Jan 27th 10:00a to 11:00a
    Virtual only; Zoom ID# 990 415 095 with the 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.

    MORE INFO

  • Sunday ,
    JanJanuary  30 , 2022
     
     
    Hebrew 2.0 Understanding Prayerbook Hebrew

    Sunday, Jan 30th 11:00a to 12:00p
    Understanding the Words in Prayer, with Hebrew editor and Har Zion member Courtenay Harris-Black Zoom ID# 823 6482 1008

    MORE INFO

  • Sunday ,
    JanJanuary  30 , 2022
     
     
    Experiencing Prayer Through Music / Cantor Figa

    Sunday, Jan 30th 3:30p to 4:30p
    Experiencing Prayer Through Music with Temple Har Zion Goldstine Cantorial Chair Cantor Stewart Figa

    MORE INFO

  • Monday ,
    JanJanuary  31 , 2022
     
     
    Monday Evening Learning with Temple Har Zion Education Director David Schwartz

    Monday, Jan 31st 8:00p to 9:00p
    The current Monday Evening Learning topics include a rotation of Pirkei Avot, Holidays, Stories, and Prayers. (The last being once a month, as part of Delve into Prayers.)

    MORE INFO

  • Thursday ,
    FebFebruary  3 , 2022
     
     
    Book of Kohelet/Ecclesiastes with Rabbi Glick

    Thursday, Feb 3rd 10:00a to 11:00a
    Virtual only; Zoom ID# 990 415 095 with the 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.

    MORE INFO

  • Sunday ,
    FebFebruary  6 , 2022
     
     
    Hebrew 2.0 Understanding Prayerbook Hebrew

    Sunday, Feb 6th 11:00a to 12:00p
    Understanding the Words in Prayer, with Hebrew editor and Har Zion member Courtenay Harris-Black Zoom ID# 823 6482 1008

    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.

Baring quirks and mistakes, these classes are all being recorded and are/will be on the Temple Har Zion YouTube channel.

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, The Solomon Family Rabbinic Chair

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

✡︎ Experiencing Prayer Through Music, with Cantor Figa, The Goldstine Family Cantorial Chair

One Sunday afternoon a month, 3:30 PM,
Virtual only, Zoom ID# 823 6482 1008

✡︎ 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, The (Anonymous Donor Family) Temple Har Zion Director of Education

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

Baring quirks and mistakes, these classes are all being recorded and are/will be on the Temple Har Zion YouTube channel.

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. Recorded and on YouTube; click here.

November 14: Inspiration vs. Structure: The Dynamics of Jewish Prayer. On YouTube; click here.

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

Session 1, October 3: Not recorded.

Session 2, October 17: Recorded and on YouTube; click here.

Session 3, November 7: Recorded and on YouTube; click here.

Session 4, November 21: Recorded and on YouTube; click here.

Session 5, December 5: Recorded and on YouTube; click here.  

(December 19 canceled, and will be rescheduled)

Session 6, January 9: Recorded and on YouTube; click here.  

Session 7, January 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 Schwartz Virtual only, Zoom ID# 9245 552 6669

October 25: Ashrei: Not recorded, but the Source sheet for the session is here.

November 22: Birkat HaMazon
Source sheet: https://www.sefaria.org/sheets/360261

December 6: Havdalah
Source sheet: https://www.sefaria.org/sheets/366246

January 10 and January 17: Shabbat Amidah Pt 1, Amidah Pt 2
Source sheet: https://www.sefaria.org/sheets/369711

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.

Experiencing Prayer Through Music / Cantor Figa

One Sunday afternoon a month, 3:30 PM
Virtual only, Zoom ID# 823 6482 1008

November 21: Torah Service

December 5: Shabbat Morning

January 30: Shabbat Evening

February 27: Weekday Services

March 13: Weddings

April 24: Brit Milah/Baby Naming and 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.

Monday Evening Learning with Temple Har Zion Director of Education David Schwartz

Monday Evening Learning with David Schwartz
Monday, 8–9 PM; Zoom ID# 9245 552 6669
(Usual Har Zion Zoom Password)

The current Monday Evening Learning topics include a rotation of Pirkei Avot, Holidays, Stories, and Prayers. (The last being once a month, as part of the Temple Har Zion Delve into Prayers series.)

All are welcome. 

See above for the current schedule.

Fri, January 21 2022 19 Shevat 5782