Learning at Ahavat Torah
Tuesdays @ 10 am-11:30 am
Prayer Class by Rabbi Miriam.
Jewish prayer is an essential component of Jewish religious practice, & it involves a complex set of rituals, texts, and customs. Prayer is seen as a way of establishing a connection with God and expressing gratitude, praise, & requests
Join Rabbi Miriam Hamrell’s class for an in-depth understanding
of prayer, making it real & meaningful.
Interaction and dialogue with the Rabbi are encouraged in this class.
Wednesdays @ 10 am -11:30 am
Torah Study with Rabbi Michal
Join our lively, interactive, and fun experiences delving through study in depth and breadth
of each weekly Parasha and Haftara,
finding contemporary relevance and parallels.
Both Classes are Free of Charge
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebrations for all Ages
Classes will consist of the following:
The Rabbis will introduce you to the Shabbat morning prayers and help you uncover their deeper meanings. The Rabbis will work individually with each student on his/her drash.
Master teacher Rena Jaffe will teach you to read Hebrew, to learn the Shabbat service prayers, sing Torah trope and chant from the Torah. Rena will practice with you on the parts of the service you will lead.
The class will culminate with a festive Bat/Bar Mitzvah Community Ceremony.
Check in and Mussar
Each Shabbat from 8:50 AM - 9:45 AM (before services), our participants check in to share the highlights of their week. Then we explore Mussar in depth using a range of texts from the Jewish Canon. These experiences have inspired new ways of exploring our teachings through the ages.
Mussar (also spelled Musar), a Jewish spiritual practice that gives concrete instructions on how to live a meaningful and ethical life, arose as a response to this concern. Mussar is virtue-based ethics — based on the idea that by cultivating inner virtues, we improve ourselves. This is in contrast to most Jewish ethical teachings, which are rule-based. Today many are attracted to Mussar because it offers opportunities for personal growth through a Jewish lens.