334 East 14th Street
New York, NY 10003
(between 1st & 2nd Aves)

Contact us at: office@tandv.org
212.677.8090 or Fax 212.677.1049

Fall Adult Ed Programs

Aug 2nd, 2012 15:43 pm

T & V will be offering the following courses beginning in Fall 2012:

CONTINUING OUR JEWISH JOURNEY: A TWO-YEAR ADVENTURE

TAUGHT BY RABBI LARRY SEBERT, CANTOR SHAYNA POSTMAN, DR. SHARON KELLER, CAROL GREEN AND OTHERS

Fee: T & V members, a contribution to the Rabbi’s Tzedakah Fund
Non-members, $500 per year
Some book purchases will be required

Informational and Introductory Session will be held on Sunday September 23rd, 10:00-11:30AM

2012-2013: Tuesday evenings, 7PM- 9PM

Mitzvah: the practice of and theory behind Mitzvah – religious obligation
Oct. 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec. 4, 11

TaNaKh: (an acronym for Torah, Nevi’im (Prophets) and Ketuvim (Writings) a sophisticated introduction to the Hebrew Bible taught by Dr. Sharon Keller
Jan 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19

Tefilla: The whys and hows of Jewish prayer, with Cantor Shayna Postman
April 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 21, 28, June 4

If you would like to deepen your personal Jewish commitments join our Jewish Journey class, which will culminate in a communal (adult Bat/Bar Mitzvah) celebration. Together, through study, we will strive to deepen our connection to Judaism. Our learning will begin with the concept of mitzvah. Over two years, we will become better acquainted with our sacred texts and important prayers. We will orient ourselves to the Jewish calendar, find guidance in the cycle of life rituals and begin to fathom the scope of Jewish history. We will also connect to the broader Jewish world by making a commitment to learn more Hebrew.

This is a two-year program beginning in the Fall of 2012 and continuing through the Spring of 2014. The first year is outlined above.  The second year will address Shabbat, the annual cycle of holy days and holidays, the important theological concepts that are the underpinnings of our rituals and holidays, and Jewish history.Hebrew will be studied throughout both years at an appropriate level for each student. In the second year, everyone will be introduced to Torah and Haftarah trope (cantillation). The decision about whether to culminate one’s learning with participation in a group or individual Bar/Bat Mitzvah is an individual one.

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BRUNCH AND LIT

LED BY SAUL NOAM ZARITT

10 Wednesdays, 10:30AM  – Noon

Fee: $150 for T & V members, $200 for non-members

 

1. Sept. 12, 2012                           Heatwave and Crazy Birds by Gabriela Avigur-Rotem

2. Oct. 10                                       Hope: A Tragedy by Shalom Auslander

3. Nov. 14                                      The Family Mashber by Der Nister

4. Dec. 12                                       Kin by Dror Burstein

5. Jan. 16, 2013                            Motti by Assaf Schurr

6. Feb.  13                                      Garden, Ashes by Danilo Kis

7. March 13                                   The Brothers Ashkenazi by I.J. Singer

8. April 17                                     The Falafel King is Dead by Sara Shilo

9. May 8                                        The Last Jew by Yoram Kaniuk

10. June 5                                     Passage From Home by Isaac Rosenfeld

 

Saul Noam Zaritt is a PhD student in Jewish Literature at The Jewish Theological Seminary, where he focuses on Hebrew and Yiddish fiction of the early 20th century. After completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Chicago, Saul received a Fulbright grant to study and translate Hebrew literature in Israel, in particular contemporary Israeli poetry. That same year, on a whim, Saul started studying Yiddish and soon began a Masters degree at Hebrew University in Jerusalem in both Hebrew and Yiddish literatures. While completing this degree Saul also worked at the Nesiya Institute, a non-profit leadership program for Israeli and American young people. Saul is the recipient of several fellowships and awards including a Fulbright grant, scholarships from Beit Sholem Aleichem and the Hebrew University, and a fellowship at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Saul hails from Worcester, MA.

TO ENROLL CALL THE OFFICE AT 212-677-8090
IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION CALL NINA LEHMAN AT 212-242-8076

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INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW TESTAMENT

TAUGHT BY DR. MICHAEL PEPPARD

9 Monday evenings, 7:00 – 8:30PM

October 15, 22 and 29, November 5, 12 and 26, December 3, 10 and 17

Fee: $275 for T & V members, $325 for non-members

In this course we will study the origins of Christianity by analyzing its most important literature, now known as the New Testament, in historical context Theological themes–such as the doctrine of God, beliefs about the person of Jesus, sin and salvation–will often occupy our attention, but they are not our only concerns. We will also explore issues of social history, contemporary interpretive struggles. religious identity formation, Jewish-Christian relations, gender and sexuality and political power. Some familiarity with assigned readings will be presumed; each class meeting will supplement and expand on those readings. Syllabus available upon request in late August.

Michael Peppard is Assistant Professor of Theology at Fordham University. His Ph.D. in Religious Studies is from Yale University, with prior degrees from Yale Divinity School (including the Institute of Sacred Music) and the University of Notre Dame. His areas of research and teaching include New Testament studies, Judaism and Christianity in late antiquity, Greco-Roman religions, ancient liturgy and ritual, the reception history of the Bible, religion and politics, and interreligious relations. His first book, The Son of God in the Roman World: Divine Sonship in its Social and Political Context, is published by Oxford University Press. Articles and essays have appeared in journals such as New Testament Studies, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations, Judaism, and Commonweal.  He is currently writing a book about the artistic remains from the earliest Christian house-church and baptistery.

TO ENROLL CALL THE OFFICE AT 212-677-8090
IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION CALL NINA LEHMAN AT 212-242-8076 OR EMAIL nina.lehman@gmail.com

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