Introduction to Torah 2018

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Have you ever thought of learning to chant from the Torah?  Perhaps you have a family event, or the anniversary of your Bar/Bat Mitzvah approaching?  Or, you know how to read from the siddur and follow the prayers on Shabbat, but want to deepen your Jewish practice?   If so, this course may be for you!

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Tikkun Leil Shavuot: Learning with our scholars

Saturday
– May 23, 2015, 8:30 pm

We are blessed to live in a Jewish community with several members who teach at the university or college level.  Many others have deep resources of Torah and Jewish learning too.  On Shavuot we honour the moment where we all collectively stood at Mt. Sinai to receive Torah.  During the Tikkun Leil night-long session, we will examine the diverse ways in which we relate to the concepts of Torah in its broadest sense, and to the Jewish content infused in our daily lives.

Please join us for a unique experience of creative learning from the scholars in our midst and from one another.  We will share and receive Torah anew.  There will be God wrestling, discovery and exploration. To keep us going through the night, feel free to enjoy the fabulous dairy desserts, coffee and other snacks on hand.  The Tikkun Leil will wrap up with a morning Shaharit service at about 5:00 am. This special nightlong event takes place, but once per year.  It will be held in the sanctuary of Emanu-El.  Stay for as little or as long as you’d like. To give a teaching or for more information, please email Rabbi Harry or Aaron Severs.

ALL ARE WELCOME

Introduction to Torah – 5775

Learning to Chant from our Holy Book

New course starts January 12th

Have you ever thought of learning to chant from the Torah?  Perhaps you have a family event, or the anniversary of your Bar/Bat Mitzvah approaching?  Or, you know how to read from the siddur and follow the prayers on Shabbat,  but want to deepen your Jewish practice?    If so, this course may be for you!

The beginner course unlocks many of the mysteries surrounding chanting or “leyning” Torah.  It presents both the theoretical foundation plus practical hands-on sessions designed to learn the musical notes (“trop”) essential to singing from our holy book.  The course is designed for beginners – or those who’d like a refresher – and who have a basic level of fluency in reading Hebrew and musicality.

  • Date:  Mondays January 12 – May 11, 2015
  • Time:  7:00 – 8:30 pm
  • Sessions:  15
  • Location:  Social Hall, Fisher Educational Centre, Congregation Emanu-El
  • Cost:  $118  synagogue members; $149   non-members
  • Prerequisite:   Hebrew Literacy l and ll
  • Resource (extra):  Chanting the Hebrew Bible (Student Edition) by Joshua R. Jacobson
  • Teacher:  Aaron Severs

For questions or more information:  please email Aaron or phone him at 250-475-0686

Course: Introduction to Torah (note new dates!)

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In October 2013, we welcomed home our two heritage Torah scrolls in an inspiring ceremony. For 2014, how about taking the next step and making it personal. That is, have you ever thought of learning to chant from our holy book? If so, this course may be for you!

The beginner course unlocks many of the mysteries surrounding chanting or “leyning” Torah. It presents both the theoretical foundation, plus practical hands-on sessions designed to learn the musical notes (“trop”) essential to singing from the Torah.

The course is designed for beginners – or those who’d like a refresher – and who have a basic level of fluency in reading Hebrew.

New Dates:  Mondays, January 27 – June 2, 2014

  • Time:  7:00 – 8:15 p.m.
  • Sessions:  15
  • Location:  Social Hall, Fisher Educational Centre, Congregation Emanu-El
  • Cost:   $99  synagogue members
  • $118 non-members

Resource (extra):  Chanting the Hebrew Bible (Student Edition) by Joshua R. Jacobson

Teacher:  Aaron Severs

For questions or more information:  please email Aaron, or tel. 250-475-0686.