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Beit Midrash (Adult Education) 2019-2020

THE ONLINE ENROLLMENT FORM IS BELOW THE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS. 

Enrollment is for  Congregation Beth Ahabah members only.

Schedule:
Dinner: 6 pm - 6:45 pm; 
First Period: 6:45 pm - 7:35 pm;
Second Period: 7:40 pm - 8:30 pm.

Course Descriptions

Third Session meets February 24, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April  20, 27.

 

 

First Period

Jewish Cooking with Chef Dan Scherotter: Spring Menu
Jewish Cooking stretches far beyond kasha, cabbage and brisket. This class will explore, how Jews have navigated the myriad challenges imposed by dietary restrictions and mother nature throughout the European diaspora. Season by season we will prepare dishes each week that collectively form a banquet, from appetizer to dessert. Each term teaches a different meal, various cooking techniques, and ingredients that pair with the Jewish holiday calendar. By the end of the term you will have a complete banquet cookbook for the season. From caviar to sabayon, these dishes highlight the influence of Jews on fine dining as we know it.
 
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.

 

Progressive Jewish Views of Pluralism
Progressive Jewish Views of Pluralism, Ancient and Modern
INSTRUCTOR: Rabbi Dennis Beck-Berma
 

 
Second  Period

CONVERSATIONAL MODERN HEBREW
Learn basic conversational Israeli Hebrew. For beginning and intermediate students. Text TBD by Rabbi Nagel (provided by CBA).
INSTRUCTOR: Rabbi Dennis Beck-Berman
 
 
JEWISH HUMOR
Why are there so many Jewish comics? We asked ten Jewish experts and got 13 answers. Enroll and find out for yourself.
 
INSTRUCTOR: Matt Gaskin
 

BEIT MIDRASH Registration 2019-2020

 

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Fri, June 5 2020 13 Sivan 5780