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ADULT B'NAI MITZVAH IS HERE!

Sunday, April 25, 2021 13 Iyar 5781

3:00 PM - 4:00 PMVirtual for now
 
 
Ba'aley Mitzvah (Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class) 2021, facilitated by Risa Aqua
 
We are pleased to announce the Sunday April 25 start of a new Adult B'nai MItzvah class facilitated by Risa Aqua.
 
If you are Jewish, or on the path to becoming Jewish; if you never had a B'nai Mitzvah, or you'd like to refresh your skills--we welcome you! Our class will be inclusive, lively, and fun, taught by Risa Aqua and guest teachers.
 
Ba'aley Mitzvah will meet twice monthly on the 2nd and 4th Sundays, from 3:00 - 4:00 pm, with possible occasional changes for holidays. Of the two monthly classes, we will likely do one in person and one remotely once it is safe to do so; until then, we will meet remotely. Students will also be encouraged to meet without a teacher in between classes.

The class will run for six months starting April 25, 2021, and will culminate in a group-led B'nai Mitzvah service and celebration on November 20, 2021. 
 
Hebrew reading is not a requirement for the class. Those who can do so can read the prayers in Hebrew; others may use transliteration. As for Torah portions, they may be chanted in Hebrew, English, or transliteration.
 
Please join us! Registration and more information is below.
 
 

 

In the first of the two monthly classes, we will study the following:
The arc of the Jewish shacharit (Saturday morning) service 
Prayers: basic vocabulary, basic grammar, reconstructing
Torah content and meaning: How to approach a Torah portion; how to prepare a Devar Torah and Torah discussion
Torah leining (chanting)

In the second monthly class, we will mostly sing together, practicing various songs, blessings and prayers; improving our familiarity, pronunciation, understanding and fluency; and experiencing the exhilaration of singing in community.

For those who would like to learn to read Hebrew independently, Risa will offer limited individual coaching (included in fee). If students wish to have additional instruction in Hebrew or leining, they may hire any tutor at their own expense.

If you have questions about the class, please contact Risa at risaaqua25@gmail.com. If you would like help in setting up a payment schedule or have other questions about the program fee, please contact Becky Epstein at exec@bnaihavurah.org or 303-388-4441.

Program fee:
Members - $225
Friends of B'nai (non-members) - $400

(You are welcome to divide your class fee into several payments though require that all payments are finished by the end of 2021.
We will do our best to accommodate those seeking a scholarship for the program, though there is no guarantee.
There is an established class minimum.)


If you have questions about the class, please contact Risa Aqua at risaaqua25@gmail.com. If you would like help in setting up a payment schedule or have other questions about the program fee, please contact Becky Epstein at exec@bnaihavurah.org or 303-388-4441.

Risa Aqua has been a member of B’nai Havurah since childhood.
She has been teaching Hebrew for over 30 years, and preparing
folks (mostly children) for B’nai Mitzvah for the past 15.
She’s developed effective strategies for teaching prayer, Hebrew
and Torah chanting to people of all abilities, aiming for challenge
and growth without stress or embarrassment.

She loves this work and is looking forward to this class.

REGISTRATION
Ba'aley Mitzvah (Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class) 2021

facilitated by Risa Aqua
April 25 - November 20, 2021


You are welcome to divide your class fee into several payments, though we require that all payments are made by the end of 2021.

We will do our best to accommodate those seeking a scholarship for the program, though there is no guarantee.

There is an established class minimum.

If you have questions about the class, please contact Risa Aqua at risaaqua25@gmail.com. If you would like help in setting up a payment schedule or have other questions about the program fee, please contact Becky Epstein at exec@bnaihavurah.org or 303-388-4441.

For members of B'nai Havurah:

Payments can be divided throughout the remainder of 2021 in checkout, after you hit the "submit" button below and go to the payment page. Payment is not required at the time of checkout.
Please click on submit below. You will not be charged for this amount. A staff member will contact you to discuss and schedule payments.

For Friends of B'nai Havurah (non-members):

Payments can be divided throughout the remainder of 2021 in checkout, after you hit the "submit" button below and go to the payment page. Payment is not required at the time of checkout.

Thank you!

 

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