Adult Education

Rabbi Brian offers adult education for TVO members and the general community.  
To register for classes, contact or 607-256-1471

Past topics have included:
*Jewish Mindfulness and Meditation
*Hearing Both Sides: Israeli and Palestinian Perspectives What Happened in 1948 and Why Does it Matter?
*How to Lead a Friday Night Service
*End of Life Care
Embracing Judaism as a Spiritual and Ethical Practice for Ourselves & Our Families: Jewish Values
*Embracing Judaism as a Spiritual and Ethical Practice: An Introduction to Jewish Prayer, The Siddur (Jewish prayer book) and the Shabbat Prayer Service
*Personal and Communal Reflections on The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning
*Kabbalah, Hasidism and Us
*Introduction to Mussar: Nurturing our Ethical Lives

Have you always wanted to learn Hebrew but never found the time? Did you once know how to read Hebrew, but the rings on the trees have accumulated since your bar/bat mitzvah and your skills are a bit shaky? Can you sort of follow along, but resort to the transliteration every time? Are your kids learning Hebrew and you wish you could help them? If you have nodded your head yes to any of these, you are not alone!
Join us on a self-paced, independent study journey to learn to read Hebrew. Each participant works through the curriculum independently at her or his own speed. The focus is on prayer-book Hebrew. We meet once a month to support and encourage each other, share tricks, ask questions, and read aloud with each other.