Adult Education

Mussar Lunch and Learn – Thursdays at Noon
Through the practice of mussar we will learn how to achieve balance in our lives through Jewish values. We will study and explore mussar texts including Everyday Holinenss by Alan Morinis. Bring your lunch every Thursday in the Library. Please sign up by emailing Sarah Legassey

Kabbalah & Judaism
Stanley Friedman will be leading discussion sessions that explore topics of interest in Kabbalah and Judaism. The sessions will be held in the Congregation Mishkan Israel lounge from 10:30 AM to noon, on selected Saturday mornings. No prerequisites required – only intellectual curiosity. For questions or to be added to the email list, contact Dr. Friedman.
Tentative Schedule:
November 9, 2019: Meditation in Kabbalah
January 18, 2020: Dreams in Kabbalah (pending)
February 29, 2020: Heaven
March 28, 2020: Reincarnation/Soul
May 2, 2020: Nature of Evil
May 30, 2020: Kabbalistic Astrology
June 13, 2020: “Work” of the Kabbalist.

Introduction to Reading Liturgical Hebrew
Rabbi Steve Steinberg will be offering a course in reading the Hebrew of the siddur on Sunday mornings from 9:30 -10:30 a.m. The course assumes no prior knowledge of the Hebrew alphabet, but is also intended for those who want to improve their basic liturgical skills. The foremost goal of the class is to be able to follow and join in the Hebrew of the erev shabbat service. The class will also look at the structure and history of basic Jewish liturgy and other aspects of Judaism that grow out of the study of Hebrew. The course ends with a study of the Passover Haggadah in the late Spring. If you are interested in this course, please leave your name at the CMI office.

Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Beginning Saturday, October 12 these classes meet with Rabbi Immerman at 9:00 a.m.

Judaism: New Interpretations of Old Ideas
This class with Rabbi Steinberg meets Sunday mornings from 10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Intermediate Biblical Hebrew Study Group
Meeting on Wednesday afternoons, 12:10 – 1:00 p.m., the group studies biblical Hebrew vocabulary and grammar with a focus on a direct translation of Genesis.

Introduction to Judaism
CMI is excited to partner with other congregations to offer a community Introduction to Judaism Class. This class will allow you to learn more about your Jewish heritage or prepare you or a loved one for the process of conversion with Rabbi Immerman.
Each student will need a rabbinic sponsor. If you want Rabbi Immerman to sponsor you or if you have questions, please contact him at 203-288-3877.
Classes will be held from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings at Congregation B’nai Jacob, 75 Rimmon Rd, Woodbridge, CT 06525.

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