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Beit Midrash (Adult Education) 2020-2021

THE ONLINE ENROLLMENT FORM IS BELOW THE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS. 

The Enrollment Form below is for  Congregation Beth Ahabah members only. Non-members please CLICK HERE

Schedule:
First Period: 6:30 pm - 7:20 pm;
Second Period: 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm.

Course Descriptions

Fall Session 

meets   October 19  26 , November 2, 9, 16, 23


First Period

Jewish Cooking with Chef Dan Scherotter

Learn the techniques and history of Jewish Cooking from Chef Scherotter as he prepares recipes from his home. Students will recieve recipes in advance so they can either cook along or cook later. 
 
INSTRUCTOR: Chef Dan Scherotter came to Beth Ahabah after two decades as a top chef in San Francisco, at his own Italian restaurants, as president of the restaurant association, and as a culinary arts instructor in an inner city high school. He previously trained in Bologna, Italy for two years, and at William and Mary as a philosopher. Here in Richmond he is helping others develop concepts and menus. Chefs who do Italian food tend to do their research into history rather than molecular gastronomy, and Dan is no different. He found that in studying European cooking that the imprint and echo of the Jews is far and wide, just as we've adopted foods of the countries where we've traveled and lived. These meals reflect that symbiosis.
 

The Holocaust Through Many Lenses

How Do We Know What We Know? 

Week 1:  View of the Holocaust through the lens of Nazis
Week 2:  Through the lens/diaries of witnesses and bystanders
Week 3:  Through the lens of secret ghetto photographers
Week 4:  Through the lens of liberators
Week 5:  Through the words/lens of survivors
Week 6:  Group reflections

INSTRUCTOR: RENA BERLIN former Director of Education at the Virginia Holocaust Museum


Jewish Mysticism

An introduction to the basic concepts and beliefs of Jewish Mysticism,
to include the Ten Sefirot, God as Infinity, Mystical Experience,
and Torah/Revelation. A PDF reader will be provided.

INSTRUCTOR: RABBI DENNIS BECK-BERMAN


 

Second  Period


JUDAISM 101

JUDAISM 101

Join Rabbi Nagel for an introduction to the basics of Judaism and its history, customs, traditions, and philosophy. This course provides a broad overview and is for those interested in, or new to, Judaism, or anyone seeking to renew or enhance their Jewish knowledge. This course is required for those in the conversion process. 

INSTRUCTOR: RABBI SCOTT NAGEL

 

Tehillim/Psalms: Reclaiming the Ancient Top 40

Join Cantor Beck-Berman on a guided tour of some of the most popular ancient songs of all time!
Each class will focus on one or more specific Psalms, reviewing the original meaning and
context as well as reinterpreting the Psalms in modern terms.
 
INSTRUCTOR: CANTOR SARAH BECK-BERMAN
 

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Fall Session: Meets Mondays October 19, 26  November 2, 9 16, 23

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Sun, October 25 2020 7 Cheshvan 5781