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Congregation Beth Shalom

Jewish Community in Bozeman, Montana

Current and Upcoming Classes

Posted on Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Maimonides’ Guide for the Perplexed

Seven Thursdays, June 1-July 13 from 6:30-8:00 pm

Book to order: The Guide of the Perplexed, 2 volumes. Translated by Shlomo Pines.

Biblical Hebrew for Beginners

Friday mornings, 10:00-11:00 am

This class is for both people who have no background as well as for those who have taken one or more classes. The first half of the class will be aimed at those with no prior experience, while the second half will be aimed at those who have a little background. Both groups are invited to stay for the entire class. Please purchase The First Hebrew Primer, 3rd Edition: www.amazon.com/dp/0939144158. You may wish to also purchase the associated answer key, as well as the Brown, Driver, Briggs dictionary.

Zohar Reading Group

Monday mornings, 10:00-11:30am

The Zohar is the primary text of Jewish mysticism, written in the 12th century. We are slowly winding our way through it, as we learn these deep teachings about the nature of G!d and the world. Although this class began last semester, we are still in the Introduction and the book in non-linear, so it is easy to jump in. Please purchase The Zohar, Pritzker Edition, Vol. 1, by Daniel Matt: www.amazon.com/dp/0804747474. A good intro for beginners is Art Green’s A Guide to the Zohar: www.amazon.com/dp/0804749086.

Weekly Torah Study

Most Saturday mornings 9:30-11am

Our weekly Torah study explores the weekly portion from the Hebrew Bible with the aid of ancient and modern commentators. There is most always a lively and interesting discussion. No prior experience is needed to join in. Coffee, bagels, and other goodies are served.

Interfaith Forum

First Wednesdays of each month, Noon-1:00 pm, September-May

Each month our panelists, Fath Leo Proxell, Reverend Jody McDevitt, Dr. Ruhul Amin, Rabbi Ed Stafman, and occasional guest panelists explain how their respective faith traditions view a particular issue. Following brief presentations, there is an opportunity for questions, answers and discussions.