NEW B’NAI SHOLOM COURSE HELPS “DECODE” HEBREW IN PRAYERS

Rabbi CashmanA new course at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation will help readers of Hebrew understand better the makeup and nuances of the Hebrew in Jewish prayers.

“On the Path to Understanding: Hebrew Hints in Prayer” will be offered Mondays beginning April 6 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation, 420 Whitehall Road, Albany, N.Y.

Led by Rabbi Don Cashman, B’nai Sholom’s spiritual leader, the eight-session course will focus on aspects of the Hebrew language that will help increase understanding of Jewish liturgy and aid the fluency of reading (“decoding”) Hebrew texts. Topics will include: roots; prefixes and the differences between prepositions and verb forms; suffixes; word patterns; and related topics of student concern. This is not a Hebrew course, but rather a course about Hebrew.

Registration for this course is required. Cost is $45; for B’nai Sholom members, it is just $30. For more information or to register for this course, contact the B’nai Sholom office at

518-482-5283 or e-mail office@bnaisholom.albany.ny.us.

Founded in 1971, B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany is a home for contemporary Reform Judaism in the Capital Region, creating a vibrant Jewish present that links ancient traditions with the promise of the future. Nearly 130 diverse households from six counties seek religious, educational and social fulfillment at B’nai Sholom.

 

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