Posts Tagged ‘study’

Studying Scripture – an Interfaith Dialogue

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Come to Bet Havarim’s Shabbat services this Friday evening (November 21) for a unique chance to share in an interfaith dialogue regarding the week’s portion, Chaye Sarah (the life of Sarah).

This month’s service will be hosted by the Rev. William Redfield, and members of the congregation of Trinity Episcopal Church in Fayetteville at 7:30 pm. Hanita Blair, Bet Havarim’s Cantorial Soloist will lead the service and will be assisted by members of BH’s Shabbat committee. Joining in the service will be Guest Speaker, Jim Brulé and Rev. Redfield who will discuss that week’s Torah Portion from the perspective of the Jewish and Christian Faiths, respectively. “Both Jim Brulé and Rev. Redfield have spoken at past BH services and having them speak jointly will be something that everyone attending will truly enjoy,” said Mel Shindler, chair of Bet Havarim’s Shabbat Committee. He added, “We know that speaking about the Torah portion from their individual faiths will be something we have never previously experienced and are truly looking forward to the experience.”

Trinity Episcopal Church is located at the corner of East Genesee and Chapel Streets in Fayetteville, across from Hullar’s Restaurant. The November 21st Shabbat service will be conducted in the church’s social hall and the entrance is at 106 Chapel Street. Off-street parking is available directly across from the Chapel Street church entrance and the social hall entrance is handicapped accessible. For further information visit the BH website.

Learning to Swim in the Sea of Torah

Friday, June 20th, 2008

An Introduction to Jewish Texts:
Learning to Swim in the Sea of Torah

If you’re new to Torah study, this is your chance to begin with four two-hour conference calls. We learn about the basic texts in chronological order: Torah, Talmud, Midrash and Aggadah. We also explore Kabbalah and Hasidism. The course involves guided group study, focusing on themes of God, spirituality, ethics, and community. Conference calls are twice monthly, beginning in July. The approach is serious but easy-going and is non-denominational; everyone is welcome. No Hebrew is required for the course, which has been created for Jews who would like to begin or advance their Jewish studies as well as for non-Jews who would like to learn more about Judaism and Jewish study. The course fee is $50; reservations are requested by July 7. For more information or to register, contact me.