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We invite you to experience Judaism on a new level. You can take a year-long course or a single class, come to a three-session series or attend a once-a-month discussion group. Classes, lectures, concerts, and tours are all opportunities to deepen your connection to Judaism. We offer classes at all levels of learning. You are welcome to participate in any course or event whatevver your prior Jewish educational background. Our clergy, teachers, and guest speakers are dedicated to helping you develop and strengthen your relationship to Judaism.

Read about and register for our classes below!

Antisemitism, Universities, and the Progressive Left:
Where We Are and How We Got Here

Instructor: Elisha Russ-Fishbane

Mondays, June 17, 24, July 1, 7:00 pm on Zoom

The turmoil that has rocked college campuses across the United States and abroad has shaken the American Jewish community to its core. Elite institutions of higher education that were long embraced by American Jews as a ticket to socio-economic mobility, a bastion of liberalism, and a safeguard against ignorant prejudice are now viewed by many Jews with a combination of disappointment and despair. Immediately following the brutal October 7 attacks by Hamas-led terrorists, a growing number of students and faculty on colleges across the nation voiced their unwavering support for the Palestinian onslaught and immediate condemnation of Israel. Watching this wave of hatred with disbelief, American Jews are left with anguish and many unanswered questions.

Professor Elisha Russ-Fishbane of New York University will wade into the quagmire of the difficult moment we are all living through. We will ask critical questions, including your questions, and seek to identify the kind of problems we are facing in all their complexity, the ideology behind the support for Palestinian terrorism, and the links between anti-Zionism and antisemitism.  Professor Russ-Fishbane teaches antisemitism at NYU and has assumed the role of Research Director of the newly founded Center for the Study of Antisemitism at NYU. Join us as we probe difficult questions and offer some much-needed clarity

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Beginning Conversational Hebrew - LEVEL 2

Instructor: Orly 

Tuesdays 6:30- 7:30 pm in Person

NEW CLASS STARTS APRIL 2! 

April 2,  April 9, April 16 (no class April 23, April 30)
May 7, May 14, May 21, May 28
June 4

Some previous knowledge of Hebrew is required as this is Level 2 of Beginners Hebrew.   
Our Israeli method of teaching is for all Hebrew language skills: speaking, comprehension, reading, and writing.

Cost: $100 Members, $125 Non-Members
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Harmoni-AH! – The Brotherhood Synagogue Congregational Choir
with Cantor Isaac Yager and Meredeth Kelly
Tuesdays,  6:00-7:30pm in Person

Jewish music offers a rich selection of choral music that can greatly enhance our spiritual experience. After strengthening our group sound through listening and vocal exercises, the choir will begin to tap into some of this music in a manner that is accessible for participants with advanced or no musical background. The choir will also have opportunities to perform this music for the community throughout the year, performance dates TBD. Our congregational choir is open to everyone at all levels of experience. 

Please email Cantor Yager directly if you are interested in newly participating. You can also sign up here.

Lunch & Learn with Cantor Isaac Yager
Thursdays ongoing, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm in Person and on Zoom

Join us for lunch on Thursdays as we discuss, learn, and engage in Jewish textual study, specifically the Parashat Hashavuah (weekly Torah reading). Following in the footsteps of the generations that preceded us, we will continue the long legacy of commenting and intellectually dissecting Jewish texts from the Torah, the book of Prophets, and other holy texts. Questions will be encouraged and debate is inevitable. This will be an inclusive, non judgmental learning environment where everyone's voice will have equal value. No prior text study is required. All are welcome to attend and participate.

Conversion Class with Cantor Isaac Yager
Wednesdays ongoing, 6:30 - 7:30 pm in Person

“For wherever you go, I will go; wherever you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God.”
Book of Ruth, Chapter 1

In the spirit in which Ruth was welcomed into the Jewish community, Brotherhood Synagogue offers conversion classes to those interested in joining the Jewish faith. Classes run from October through June and meet on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 in person at the synagogue. Our first class date will be TBD. Admission to the class is accepted on a rolling basis based on the individual, all experience levels with Judaism are welcome to inquire. Conversion classes are provided at no cost, though participants are requested to make a donation to Brotherhood Synagogue in an amount of their choosing at the end of the conversion process. Please contact Cantor Yager or Rabbi Alder if you are interested in the program. 

Thu, July 18 2024 12 Tammuz 5784