Join Ralph Resnick, Ritual Director, for a 45 minute class following Daily Minyan. Each week, the class will focus on an in-depth look at a daily prayer, its history and meaning.
Sinai Temple Members: Free of Charge | Non-Members: $250 for the year | Non-Members: $25 per class (drop in rate)
Once a month, join Sinai Akiba Academy's School Rabbi, Andy Feig, for some morning learning. The class will focus on topics including the holidays, the weekly parsha, as well as topics suggested by you!
Sinai Temple Members - Free of Charge | Non-Members $25 / class
This re-imagined class will closely follow the curriculum of our Sinai Akiba Academy first through third grade Judaic Studies Classes and give adults a formal introduction to Hebrew. The 10-week course will focus on basic reading and vocabulary so that adults can develop a solid foundation of the language. The adult Hebrew course will be taught by Sinai Akiba Academy faculty, Dina Dvir.
This original show explores the Persian Jewish woman’s experiences as: a child fleeing Iran, an immigrant adapting to a new home, a college student wishing to move to a dorm but defying her traditional father, a writer making it in America, and an immigrant celebrating Thanksgiving. The show features works by Persian powerhouse writers: Gina Nahai, Angella Nazarian, Farideh Golden, Esther Amini and Dora Levy Mossanen.
What are the various biblical, Talmudic and cultural perspectives surrounding the mikveh? Learn about these perspectives, as well as the meaning of the mikveh at various stages in our lives. The class will culminate with a tour of the mikveh at the American Jewish University on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. This class is co-sponsored by Sinai Temple's Sisterhood.
Members: Free of Charge | Non Members: $100
Meet up with Rabbi Erez Sherman at the Coffee Bean (Westwood Blvd. & Ohio Ave.) for a cup of coffee (on him!) and some casual learning. Drop in for as short or as long as you can and get a dose of Jewish insight with your morning caffeine. This class is for Sinai Temple Members only.
You've heard from our clergy team individually in their classes and sermons, but what about in dialogue with each other? Join us throughout the year as our clergy "faces off" with each other on hot topics relating to our religion and stay for some conversation after!
Please join us for a Shabbat Dinner and stimulating conversation with Ari Sacher, Senior Engineer with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and is one of the primary engineers responsible for the development of Iron Dome.
Did you know that the Japanese art of origami can enhance your experience of Judaism? With origami, you can observe the Jewish value of hiddur mitzvah ("beautification of a mitzvah") by creating beautiful decorations for your Shabbat and holiday tables. Origami can also be used to enhance the quality of Jewish family life. For example, parent and child can fold an origami house together while discussing what makes a home Jewish. Join Joel Stern, origami artist and author of the award-winning Jewish Holiday Origami, for a fun series of workshops, and discover lots of ways to use origami to enrich your Jewish home.
Members: *$10 | Non Members: $110
(both members and non members will incur a $10 materials cost)
Intro to Mishna with Ralph Resnick, exploring how the laws of the Torah became a code of conduct and behavior for all of us to follow. The 7-session class will take place on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm-9:00pm, beginning on February 4, 2015 and ending on March 25, 2015.
Sinai Temple Members - Free of Charge | Non-Members - $175 for 7 sessions
The Persian Jewish community in Los Angeles is thriving and dynamic, steeped in history and tradition. Join Rabbi David Wolpe, along with Saba Soomekh and Gina Nahai, as they dive deeper into a conversation surrounding Persian life, culture, and stereotypes.
From the laws of Kashrut to Shabbat observance, there are lot of ancient laws that are difficult to translate into modern living. Join Rabbi Andy Feig for discussion and insight into the laws of our religion and how to navigate them within the parameters of our everyday lives.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, an activist for women's rights and critic of Islam, will be in conversation with Rabbi David Wolpe on her beliefs and the causes to which she has devoted her life. This program has been made possible by a generous donation from Moussa Soomekh.
*This date has changed from the 19th to the 18th!
You know the difference between right and wrong, but are things always so clear when making decisions within the context of your everyday interactions? Rabbi Erez Sherman will explore a variety of conflicts with different community professionals and also explore what our Jewish texts have to say about ethics in our everyday lives.
Mah Kasheh L'Rashi? (What's Bothering Rashi?) with Rabbi Jason Fruithandler, examining Rashi's Torah commentary. The class will take place on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm-9:00pm, beginning on May 6, 2015 and ending on May 27, 2015.
Sinai Temple Members - Free of Charge | Non-Members $100 for 4 sessions