Intro To Judaism

November to May (beginning again in November, 2019).

Tuesday nights, 7:30pm

This is an overview course in broad strokes about Jewish life, culture, faith, and thought. Designed in a 24-week module, this course gives learners a solid background to the ideas, practices, and expressions of Jewish life from ancient times to the present.

Hebrew Prayer Workshop

Twice-a-year (beginning again in February, 2019).

This eight-week series is designed to make participants feel totally comfortable in a Friday night Shabbat service. We will explore the basic rubric of the service, the meaning of the prayers and the origin of where it all came from. Over the course of these sessions, participants sing and learn melodies both for Shabbat with Brooklyn Jews and in traditional Jewish settings.

Parshat HaShavua (Weekly Torah Portion)

Ongoing

Wednesday nights, 7:30pm

This ongoing course examines the weekly Torah portion *almost* every Wednesday night. Rabbi Matt Green pairs sections of the Torah portion with rabbinic commentaries, midrashim, and relevant Talmudic texts. All are welcome to participate and no prior knowledge or assignment is required.

Hevruta pairing

Are you looking to study something in particular? Or maybe just looking to study with someone who’s got a text proficiency at your level? The whole gamut of Jewish knowledge is represented in our community and we would LOVE to pair you with a study partner, with resources and guidance from Rabbi Matt Green.

Shavuot Across Brooklyn

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Brooklyn Jews participates in an all-night study session (really, all night til sunrise) at CBE in honor of Shavuot, the holiday when we commemorate receiving the Torah at Mount Sinai. We partner with many of the different Jewish groups and communities in Brooklyn to offer classes as diverse as Jewish cooking, Talmudic discourse, Yiddish literature, and so much more. Save the date!