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Beit Midrash (Adult Education) Spring Session 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 to enroll.  

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

Course Descriptions

Spring Session 

Meets February 22, March 1, 8, 15 April 12, 19, 26

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. 
 
SPRING SESSION MENU:
1.  Sweet and Sour Trout in saor, endive, grapefruit
2. Chicken Liver Mousse with capers and parsley, membrillo
3. Morroccan Chicken Matzo balls with Harissa
4. Roman Vignarola 
5. Lamb Chops with mint salsa verde
6. Poached asparagus with bagna rossa
7. Strawberries sabayon
 
 
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.
 

Hebrew 102

Elementary prayer Hebrew
Basic ability to read vocalized Hebrew would be helpful but not required
We will look at famous passages and phrases from the prayerbook to gain a deeper understanding of the underlying meaning
 
INSTRUCTOR: RABBI DENNIS BECK-BERMAN recently celebrated his 25th anniversary as the Rabbi at Congregation Brith Achim in Petersburg.  Prior to that, Rabbi Beck-Berman served 10 years as an active duty military chaplain and retired as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve after 21 years of experience.

 

Second  Period


Judaism & the life cycle 101

Judaism is more than a belief system, it is a way of life. Explore how Reform Judaism celebrates and sanctifies lifecycle events from birth and childhood, b'nei mitvah, lifelong education, marriage and Jewish home, illness, death and mourning.

INSTRUCTOR: MATT GASKIN is a Richmond Public School Elementary teacher and has taught in both Adult Education Program and the Religion School at Congregation Beth Ahabah for twenty years.

 

Jewish Views of the Afterlife


We will explore deathbed experiences, life review,
journey of the soul, paradise, reincarnation, and resurrection.
No past life memories are required
 
INSTRUCTOR: RABBI DENNIS BECK-BERMAN recently celebrated his 25th anniversary as the Rabbi at Congregation Brith Achim in Petersburg.  Prior to that, Rabbi Beck-Berman served 10 years as an active duty military chaplain and retired as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve after 21 years of experience.
 

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Spring Session: Meets February 22, March 1, 8, 15 April 12, 19, 26

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Tue, April 20 2021 8 Iyyar 5781