Adult classes

An Early Morning Scoop of Torah at JP Licks: Informal Learning on the Weekly Torah Portion

Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 am, JP Licks, 659 Centre Street, JP

Come to the back of the store across from the fireplace, after you get something to fortify yourself with. You are invited to join us whenever you are able to. “Drop-ins” are most welcome. Please bring a chumash if you can. Exploring the weekly Torah portion offers a rich opportunity to interpret our lives through the lens of Torah and to interpret Torah through the lens of our lives. Come be part of a warm, informal, and supportive learning group. Even better than the ice cream!

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Want to Chant Torah? Now is your Opportunity!

Wednesdays January 11, 18, 25, and Feb 8, 7:00 -8:00  pm
Learn to “leyn” (Yiddish for chanting holy texts) with rabbinic intern Salem Pearce. We’ll learn the names and sounds of the “ta’amim,” the trope signs, and how to put them together with words of Torah. “Ta’am” means “taste,” song adding a sweet taste to Torah. Learning the skill of Torah chanting, not simply memorizing one aliyah, you will learn how to prepare any section of Torah. By the end of the class, you will be able to chant a short aliyah on a Shabbos morning. No background in Torah reading is required, but basic fluency in reading Hebrew is assumed.  Please be in touch with Salem if you have any questions and to RSVP.