9:45 am Making Sense of the Shabbat Morning Liturgy- 8 Session Class taught by Cantor Levine
This class will delve into the deeper meanings of the Shabbat morning liturgy through structure and historical and theological context to identify the issues through which we are challenged to confront and build Jewish identification in the 21st century. Hebrew reading is helpful but not required.
The course will be offered on Sunday mornings at 9:45 am. Each session will be independent and participants can attend some or all of the sessions. There is no fee for this class. RSVP’s are requested, not required.
Session 1 Issues of Prayer and a structural analysis of the service October 7
Session 2 Birchot HaShachar – the early morning blessings October 21
Session 3 P’sukei D’Zimrah – Getting in the mindset for prayer October 28
Session 4 Shacharit – Blessings before the Shema November 11
Session 5 The Shema November 18
Session 6 The Amidah I December 16
Session 7 The Amidah II December 23
(Due to vacation schedules of the students, this class date has been cancelled)
Session 8 The Torah Service & Concluding Prayers January 13
Session 9 Rituals of the Torah Service January 27