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Adult Education

Adult Education programs are a strong factor in community learning  at Congregation Har  Shalom. We value the continued growth of our congregants and the greater Jewish community, this value being directly reflected in the varied and flexible learning options offered directly through the synagogue and through community partners. Find your next great learning opportunity in in the catalog below and get signed up through our simple online registration process.

 

Classes

Minha, Torah Study, Ma’ariv  Study Group

Every Shabbat, 15 minutes before candle-lighting time for the previous day

Since 1990, Har Shalom congregants have celebrated the end of Shabbat with a lay-led Minha-Torah Study, Ma’ariv, Havdalah Study Group. This 90-minute service includes 30 to 40 minutes of learning on the weekly Torah portion or the prayers and their meanings. Dr. Stan Siegel and other congregants and clergy members have led the teaching and discussion. Come discover this gem of learning at Har Shalom – twenty-six years in the making.

Shabbat Torah Study

Every Shabbat at 12:40 pm

Join lay-leaders for this popular, long-standing Torah discussion group. No Hebrew knowledge or previous Torah study is necessary; just an interest in looking at Torah text and discussing it with other members of the Har Shalom community.

Adult Education Calendar

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      Some Good Jewish Women: Movers and Shakers You Might Not Have Met

    Tuesday, Oct 24th 8:00p to 9:30p
    We will spend the evening introducing ourselves to a few amazing women throughout history who have shaped and continue to shape the Jewish people. This class will explore the lives and influence of some of the lesser known Jewish women that have often been written out of survey history and literature courses.

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      Practical Halacha: Reading the Orach Chayim, The Laws of Prayer

    Tuesday, Oct 24th 8:00p to 9:00p
    The Shulchan Aruch was written by Rabbi Yosef Karo, with glosses by Rabbi Moses Isserless. It was meant to simplify Jewish life by making it very clear what laws to follow and how. We will study halachot from the Shulchan Aruch's Orach Hayim, halachot dealing with ritual and services. Facilitated by Hazzan Ozur Bass

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      Text in the City

    Wednesday, Nov 1st 12:00p to 1:00p
    At the Law Offices of Hogan Lovells: Columbia Square, 555 13th Street NW (above Metro Center). Enter the lobby from F Street (between 12th and 13th), across the street from Oceanaire, or from 13th Street, between E and F, right next door to the Warner Theater. Bring your own lunches. Beverages & dessert will be provided. Register with the Clergy Office at 301-299-7087 ext. 223 or email leslie@harshalom.org.

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      Practical Halacha: Reading the Orach Chayim, The Laws of Prayer

    Tuesday, Nov 14th 8:00p to 9:00p
    The Shulchan Aruch was written by Rabbi Yosef Karo, with glosses by Rabbi Moses Isserless. It was meant to simplify Jewish life by making it very clear what laws to follow and how. We will study halachot from the Shulchan Aruch's Orach Hayim, halachot dealing with ritual and services. Facilitated by Hazzan Ozur Bass

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      Does it Really Say That? The Case of “ רע ” (Rah)

    Tuesday, Nov 14th 8:00p to 9:30p
    “I know that you believe that you understood what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.” This well-known parable could very well apply to the common translations of biblical Hebrew, both in prayer books and in secular literature. The Case of ״רע״ will be the first of occasional classes that will explore alternative translations of Hebrew words central to the meaning of a text. Taught by Stan Siegel,...

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      Practical Halacha: Reading the Orach Chayim, The Laws of Prayer

    Tuesday, Nov 28th 8:00p to 9:00p
    The Shulchan Aruch was written by Rabbi Yosef Karo, with glosses by Rabbi Moses Isserless. It was meant to simplify Jewish life by making it very clear what laws to follow and how. We will study halachot from the Shulchan Aruch's Orach Hayim, halachot dealing with ritual and services. Facilitated by Hazzan Ozur Bass

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      You Can’t Have Broadway If You Don’t Have Any Jews!

    Tuesday, Nov 28th 8:00p to 9:30p
    This title as proclaimed in Spamalot says it all. We as a collection of individuals created an influence on the Broadway musical starting in the Tin Pan Alley era where almost every tunesmith was of Jewish descent. We as a people have become an industry mainstay; how did this happen and how did it evolve? The lecture series will focus on that unique “Jewish Connection” which enhanced the Broadway Musical experience. Steve Friedman is an internationally recognized Broadway Musical historian. He believes

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      You Can’t Have Broadway If You Don’t Have Any Jews!

    Tuesday, Dec 5th 8:00p to 9:30p
    This title as proclaimed in Spamalot says it all. We as a collection of individuals created an influence on the Broadway musical starting in the Tin Pan Alley era where almost every tunesmith was of Jewish descent. We as a people have become an industry mainstay; how did this happen and how did it evolve? The lecture series will focus on that unique “Jewish Connection” which enhanced the Broadway Musical experience. Steve Friedman is an internationally recognized Broadway Musical historian. He believes

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      Text in the City

    Wednesday, Dec 6th 12:00p to 1:00p
    At the Law Offices of Hogan Lovells: Columbia Square, 555 13th Street NW (above Metro Center). Enter the lobby from F Street (between 12th and 13th), across the street from Oceanaire, or from 13th Street, between E and F, right next door to the Warner Theater. Bring your own lunches. Beverages & dessert will be provided. Register with the Clergy Office at 301-299-7087 ext. 223 or email leslie@harshalom.org.

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      You Can’t Have Broadway If You Don’t Have Any Jews!

    Monday, Dec 11th 8:00p to 9:30p
    This title as proclaimed in Spamalot says it all. We as a collection of individuals created an influence on the Broadway musical starting in the Tin Pan Alley era where almost every tunesmith was of Jewish descent. We as a people have become an industry mainstay; how did this happen and how did it evolve? The lecture series will focus on that unique “Jewish Connection” which enhanced the Broadway Musical experience. Steve Friedman is an internationally recognized Broadway Musical historian. He believes

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      Practical Halacha: Reading the Orach Chayim, The Laws of Prayer

    Tuesday, Dec 12th 8:00p to 9:00p
    The Shulchan Aruch was written by Rabbi Yosef Karo, with glosses by Rabbi Moses Isserless. It was meant to simplify Jewish life by making it very clear what laws to follow and how. We will study halachot from the Shulchan Aruch's Orach Hayim, halachot dealing with ritual and services. Facilitated by Hazzan Ozur Bass

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      Artist-in-Residence: Shabbat Dinner and talk with Debra Band on Illuminated Manuscripts

    Friday, Dec 15th 7:30p to 9:00p
    Artist and author Debra Band will lead us on a voyage into the Friday evening customs and prayers through the artwork in her new book Kabbalat Shabbat: The Grand Unification. In a brief talk during services, and a fuller presentation after Shabbat dinner, she will reveal how the illuminated paintings of the Kabbalat Shabbat customs and liturgy enable us to fuse our spiritual souls with our modern minds, planted in the daily world of science and data.

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      Practical Halacha: Reading the Orach Chayim, The Laws of Prayer

    Tuesday, Dec 26th 8:00p to 9:00p
    The Shulchan Aruch was written by Rabbi Yosef Karo, with glosses by Rabbi Moses Isserless. It was meant to simplify Jewish life by making it very clear what laws to follow and how. We will study halachot from the Shulchan Aruch's Orach Hayim, halachot dealing with ritual and services. Facilitated by Hazzan Ozur Bass

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      Text in the City

    Wednesday, Jan 3rd 12:00p to 1:00p
    At the Law Offices of Hogan Lovells: Columbia Square, 555 13th Street NW (above Metro Center). Enter the lobby from F Street (between 12th and 13th), across the street from Oceanaire, or from 13th Street, between E and F, right next door to the Warner Theater. Bring your own lunches. Beverages & dessert will be provided. Register with the Clergy Office at 301-299-7087 ext. 223 or email leslie@harshalom.org.

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      Practical Halacha: Reading the Orach Chayim, The Laws of Prayer

    Tuesday, Jan 9th 8:00p to 9:00p
    The Shulchan Aruch was written by Rabbi Yosef Karo, with glosses by Rabbi Moses Isserless. It was meant to simplify Jewish life by making it very clear what laws to follow and how. We will study halachot from the Shulchan Aruch's Orach Hayim, halachot dealing with ritual and services. Facilitated by Hazzan Ozur Bass

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      The Marvelous Jewish Calendar, Adult Ed

    Tuesday, Jan 9th 8:00p to 9:30p
    The Gregorian calendar is divided into months -- meaning moons, of course -- but it is a solar calendar; the months have no fixed relationship to the lunar cycle. The Islamic calendar is a true lunar calendar, but that means it has 354 day years, so that Islamic holidays have no consistent relationship to the seasons of the solar calendar. On the other hand, the Jewish calendar is lunisolar. Its months rigidly adhere to a lunar cycle, yet its festivals and holy days are required to follow the solar seasons.

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      Practical Halacha: Reading the Orach Chayim, The Laws of Prayer

    Tuesday, Jan 23rd 8:00p to 9:00p
    The Shulchan Aruch was written by Rabbi Yosef Karo, with glosses by Rabbi Moses Isserless. It was meant to simplify Jewish life by making it very clear what laws to follow and how. We will study halachot from the Shulchan Aruch's Orach Hayim, halachot dealing with ritual and services. Facilitated by Hazzan Ozur Bass

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      Parent Workshop: Tough Questions Children Ask

    Tuesday, Jan 30th 8:00p to 10:00p
    Children are incredibly curious observers of the world, and we should encourage them to inquire about topics they don’t understand... but have you ever found yourself at a complete loss for words when your child asked you a question? Come join other parents alongside Rabbi Raskin, Jennifer Newfeld, CJE, Director of Education, and a social worker; and together we can help prepare one another to answer our children’s questions in the best way possible. Open to parents and grandparents of children of all

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      Text in the City

    Wednesday, Feb 7th 12:00p to 1:00p
    At the Law Offices of Hogan Lovells: Columbia Square, 555 13th Street NW (above Metro Center). Enter the lobby from F Street (between 12th and 13th), across the street from Oceanaire, or from 13th Street, between E and F, right next door to the Warner Theater. Bring your own lunches. Beverages & dessert will be provided. Register with the Clergy Office at 301-299-7087 ext. 223 or email leslie@harshalom.org.

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      Practical Halacha: Reading the Orach Chayim, The Laws of Prayer

    Tuesday, Feb 13th 8:00p to 9:00p
    The Shulchan Aruch was written by Rabbi Yosef Karo, with glosses by Rabbi Moses Isserless. It was meant to simplify Jewish life by making it very clear what laws to follow and how. We will study halachot from the Shulchan Aruch's Orach Hayim, halachot dealing with ritual and services. Facilitated by Hazzan Ozur Bass

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      Practical Halacha: Reading the Orach Chayim, The Laws of Prayer

    Tuesday, Feb 27th 8:00p to 9:00p
    The Shulchan Aruch was written by Rabbi Yosef Karo, with glosses by Rabbi Moses Isserless. It was meant to simplify Jewish life by making it very clear what laws to follow and how. We will study halachot from the Shulchan Aruch's Orach Hayim, halachot dealing with ritual and services. Facilitated by Hazzan Ozur Bass

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      Text in the City

    Wednesday, Mar 7th 12:00p to 1:00p
    At the Law Offices of Hogan Lovells: Columbia Square, 555 13th Street NW (above Metro Center). Enter the lobby from F Street (between 12th and 13th), across the street from Oceanaire, or from 13th Street, between E and F, right next door to the Warner Theater. Bring your own lunches. Beverages & dessert will be provided. Register with the Clergy Office at 301-299-7087 ext. 223 or email leslie@harshalom.org.

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      Practical Halacha: Reading the Orach Chayim, The Laws of Prayer

    Tuesday, Mar 13th 8:00p to 9:00p
    The Shulchan Aruch was written by Rabbi Yosef Karo, with glosses by Rabbi Moses Isserless. It was meant to simplify Jewish life by making it very clear what laws to follow and how. We will study halachot from the Shulchan Aruch's Orach Hayim, halachot dealing with ritual and services. Facilitated by Hazzan Ozur Bass

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      Practical Halacha: Reading the Orach Chayim, The Laws of Prayer

    Tuesday, Mar 27th 8:00p to 9:00p
    The Shulchan Aruch was written by Rabbi Yosef Karo, with glosses by Rabbi Moses Isserless. It was meant to simplify Jewish life by making it very clear what laws to follow and how. We will study halachot from the Shulchan Aruch's Orach Hayim, halachot dealing with ritual and services. Facilitated by Hazzan Ozur Bass

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      Practical Halacha: Reading the Orach Chayim, The Laws of Prayer

    Tuesday, Apr 10th 8:00p to 9:00p
    The Shulchan Aruch was written by Rabbi Yosef Karo, with glosses by Rabbi Moses Isserless. It was meant to simplify Jewish life by making it very clear what laws to follow and how. We will study halachot from the Shulchan Aruch's Orach Hayim, halachot dealing with ritual and services. Facilitated by Hazzan Ozur Bass

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      Practical Halacha: Reading the Orach Chayim, The Laws of Prayer

    Tuesday, Apr 24th 8:00p to 9:00p
    The Shulchan Aruch was written by Rabbi Yosef Karo, with glosses by Rabbi Moses Isserless. It was meant to simplify Jewish life by making it very clear what laws to follow and how. We will study halachot from the Shulchan Aruch's Orach Hayim, halachot dealing with ritual and services. Facilitated by Hazzan Ozur Bass

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      Text in the City

    Wednesday, May 2nd 12:00p to 1:00p
    At the Law Offices of Hogan Lovells: Columbia Square, 555 13th Street NW (above Metro Center). Enter the lobby from F Street (between 12th and 13th), across the street from Oceanaire, or from 13th Street, between E and F, right next door to the Warner Theater. Bring your own lunches. Beverages & dessert will be provided. Register with the Clergy Office at 301-299-7087 ext. 223 or email leslie@harshalom.org.

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Sat, October 21 2017 1 Cheshvan 5778