Classes and Workshops
LEARN TO READ HEBREW IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Learn to read Hebrew in 3 Easy Sessions just in time for the High Holy Days! Tired of being lost in services? Learn to read Hebrew in three sessions. You'll be amazed at how quickly you will be up and reading! The sessions will be led by Todd Shotz, who has been teaching Hebrew for over 20 years. This class is appropriate both for beginners and those who need a refresher. It is open to everyone.
Todd uses lots of activities including readings, prayers, songs, stories - it is definitely a lot of fun. While not 100% guaranteed, most students leave this class being able to read along in the Hebrew during services.
All classes on Sunday from 6:00-8:00pm --
Sept 7, Sept 14, Sept 21
Classes will be held at Kol Ami, 1200 N. La Brea Ave (just south of Fountain) in West Hollywood, 2nd Floor. Parking in rear.
Tuition is $75 total for Kol Ami, BCC and IKAR members; $90 for non-members.
Checks to be made payable to Hebrew Helpers.
(Minimum of 8 participants needed to proceed.)
RSVP by Sept 2 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE LECTURE SERIES FOR KOL AMI MEMBERS
Westside Synagogue Collaborative Lecture Series
Kol Ami is a co-sponsor.
These lectures are free for Kol Ami members
Inside, Outside, In Between:
Jewish Peoplehood Today
What does it really mean to be a member of the Jewish community today? What are the core principles and commitments that come with being a member of the Jewish people? How significant are the ties that bind us together, and how does peoplehood rank in the hierarchy of Jewish values?
These questions, and others, are topics the Jewish community of the Los Angeles will explore as the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America partners with synagogues across the Westside for a cross-denominational lecture series. The Hartman Westside Synagogue Collaborative Lecture Series will feature senior scholars of the Hartman Institute addressing core ideas of contemporary Jewish life such as:
- Loyalty: How do we balance between loyalty to ourselves and our communities, and obligations to others?
- Boundaries: Who are the people in the "peoplehood?" How should we be thinking about inclusion, boundary-crossing, and belonging?
- Nation: What is the relationship between people and land?
- Family: How significant are the ties that bind us together, and how does peoplehood rank in the hierarchy of Jewish values?
- Presence: What does peoplehood look like in the public sphere?
- Values: What are the core principles and commitments that come with being a member of the Jewish people?
Series dates: November 2, 2014; December 14, 2014; January 11, 2015; February 8, 2015; March 8, 2015; April 19, 2015.
If you are a member of a participating synagogue, there is no fee to register. Please CLICK HERE for more information and to register.
INTRO TO JUDAISM CLASS
TO JUDAISM is designed to be a meaningful educational experience for
any person interested in knowing and understanding Judaism and Jewish
The class begins Wednesday, August 6, 2014 from 7:00PM -9:00PM
and will be taught by Rabbi Sabine Meyer. The class will meet weekly
and run for 18 weeks until December 17, 2014.
$280 for non members
$200 for members
Two for the price of one!
(significant others/partners/spouses can attend at no extra cost!)
Don't miss out on this incredible learning experience!
Sign up here:
RIE Certified Parent-Infant Guidance Class
Congregation Kol Ami has a vital
resource for our community family members
Parenthood is the most challenging job
that exists, and allowing a very young child autonomy and a growing sense of a
separate self is one of the most complicated tasks for parents. Parents build
on their own knowledge and develop their vital role. Resources for Infant
Educarers (RIE) can support you as you and your child grow and learn. Can that
be made easier? Yes, it can!
does it mean to allow a child to become?
a parent look within the child for answers to the child's being?
How will you become the parent you
imagine you want to be?
During the weekly RIE Certified
Parent-Infant Guidance® classes for families with children from birth to age
two, in a small group of parents and babies or toddlers of similar age and
stage, you may:
• Learn to see babies in
ways that empower you and your child;
• Come to understand them
as competent human beings;
• Help support the growth
of your baby’s natural abilities from birth.
finding out much more about myself and my potential to grow through my
introduction to Magda Gerber’s RIE Approach.” “RIE
has given me so many ways to help both myself and my child feel our respective
feelings.” Mother of two year-old son
Infant – toddler specialist
Elizabeth Memel, M.A., RIE Associate, has been instructing adult education
programs for infant caregivers since 1985. Parents are invited to observe a
class at no charge. Please go to www.authenticbabies.com or call
323-651-0022 for more information.