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Lifelong Learning

Below is just a selection of upcoming courses and learning opportunities.

To see the full calendar, click here.

Download our 2019-20 Adult Learning Programme here.

Please contact Rivka Gottlieb with any questions.

It is the ethos of the Synagogue not to exclude anybody on financial grounds. Please let us know if the fees exceed what you are able to pay, and we will arrange a reduction.

All Events
  • Saturday
    Dec  7
     
     
    Seudah Shlishit

    Shabbat, Dec 7th 3:30pm to 5:30pm
    Seudah Shlishit literally means 'third meal' and is traditionally eaten towards the end of Shabbat, with some learning. Our seudot are usually hosted by members in their home, and include minchah, ma'ariv and havdalah. Everyone is welcome.

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  • Sunday
    Dec  8
     
     
    70 Years of Israeli Literature

    Sunday, Dec 8th 5:30pm to 7:30pm
    10-part course with Ian Vellins

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  • Monday
    Dec  9
     
     
    Hebrew Ulpan

    Monday, Dec 9th 8:15pm to 10:00pm
    Can you read and write simple sentences and hold a very basic conversation in Ivrit? If you can and you are committed to working on your own as well as in class, we can help you reach greater fluency. This lively and interactive course using text and audio-visual material will help you improve your fluency, pronunciation and knowledge of Israeli culture.

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  • Wednesday
    Dec  11
     
     
    Masorti Kollel

    Wednesday, Dec 11th 9:30am to 12:30pm
    The Masorti Kollel offers high level study for learners who want to grapple with Jewish texts in their original language.

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  • Wednesday
    Dec  11
     
     
    Hebrew Reading Crash Course

    Wednesday, Dec 11th 8:15pm to 9:45pm
    This innovative and intensive approach to cracking Hebrew is designed to teach the entire Hebrew alphabet and basic reading skills in a few 90-minute sessions. The course is aimed at complete beginners as well as people who have not succeeded with other programmes.

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  • Wednesday
    Dec  11
     
     
    Theology Course

    Wednesday, Dec 11th 8:30pm to 10:00pm
    with Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, at his home.

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  • Thursday
    Dec  12
     
     
    Talmud Study

    Thursday, Dec 12th 9:30am to 10:30am
    Talmud study with Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg at his home. Everyone is welcome.

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  • Sunday
    Dec  15
     
     
    70 Years of Israeli Literature

    Sunday, Dec 15th 5:30pm to 7:30pm
    10-part course with Ian Vellins

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  • Monday
    Dec  16
     
     
    Hebrew Ulpan

    Monday, Dec 16th 8:15pm to 10:00pm
    Can you read and write simple sentences and hold a very basic conversation in Ivrit? If you can and you are committed to working on your own as well as in class, we can help you reach greater fluency. This lively and interactive course using text and audio-visual material will help you improve your fluency, pronunciation and knowledge of Israeli culture.

    MORE INFO

  • Thursday
    Dec  19
     
     
    Talmud Study

    Thursday, Dec 19th 9:30am to 10:30am
    Talmud study with Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg at his home. Everyone is welcome.

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  • Thursday
    Dec  19
     
     
    Psalms Study

    Thursday, Dec 19th 8:00pm to 9:00pm
    Please join us on this fresh journey through the most beloved book in the Hebrew Bible. Contact Lucy at rabbispa@nnls-masorti.org.uk to be added to the mailing list - venues and timing vary.

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  • Saturday
    Dec  21
     
     
    Seudah Shlishit

    Shabbat, Dec 21st 3:45pm to 5:30pm
    Seudah Shlishit literally means 'third meal' and is traditionally eaten towards the end of Shabbat, with some learning. Our seudot are usually hosted by members in their home, and include minchah, ma'ariv and havdalah. Everyone is welcome.

    MORE INFO

  • Sunday
    Jan  5
     
     
    70 Years of Israeli Literature

    Sunday, Jan 5th 5:30pm to 7:30pm
    10-part course with Ian Vellins

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  • Thursday
    Jan  9
     
     
    Psalms Study

    Thursday, Jan 9th 8:30pm to 9:30pm
    Please join us on this fresh journey through the most beloved book in the Hebrew Bible. Contact Lucy at rabbispa@nnls-masorti.org.uk to be added to the mailing list - venues and timing vary.

    MORE INFO

  • Saturday
    Jan  11
     
     
    Seudah Shlishit

    Shabbat, Jan 11th 3:45pm to 5:30pm
    Seudah Shlishit literally means 'third meal' and is traditionally eaten towards the end of Shabbat, with some learning. Our seudot are usually hosted by members in their home, and include minchah, ma'ariv and havdalah. Everyone is welcome.

    MORE INFO

  • Monday
    Jan  13
     
     
    Hasidut Course and Meditative Prayer

    Monday, Jan 13th 8:00pm to 10:00pm
    An hour of study and discussion followed by meditation, readings and reflections, prayer and music

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  • Thursday
    Jan  16
     
     
    Jewish 'Untouchables'

    Thursday, Jan 16th 8:30pm to 10:00pm
    The plight of the 'Mamzer' in the 21st Century.

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  • Sunday
    Jan  19
     
     
    70 Years of Israeli Literature

    Sunday, Jan 19th 5:30pm to 7:30pm
    10-part course with Ian Vellins

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  • Thursday
    Jan  23
     
     
    Biblical Women in the Era of #MeToo

    Thursday, Jan 23rd 8:15pm to 9:45pm
    with Rabbi Zahavit Shalev

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  • Sunday
    Jan  26
     
     
    70 Years of Israeli Literature

    Sunday, Jan 26th 5:30pm to 7:30pm
    10-part course with Ian Vellins

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  • Sunday
    Jan  26
     
     
    Outsider - Yet Belonging

    Sunday, Jan 26th 8:00pm to 9:30pm
    Join us on Holocaust Memorial Day, to reflect on the life and teachings of Rabbi Albert Friedlander and Rabbi Hugo Gryn.

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  • Monday
    Jan  27
     
     
    Biblical Hebrew

    Monday, Jan 27th 2:30pm to 4:00pm
    Ever thought you'd like to understand Torah in the original Hebrew? Think it's impenetrable, and that you'll never be able to? Then think again! If you can read Hebrew, come to an Introduction to Biblical Hebrew, with Rabbi Lee Wax.

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  • Tuesday
    Jan  28
     
     
    Theology Course

    Tuesday, Jan 28th 8:30pm to 10:00pm
    with Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, at his home.

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  • Tuesday
    Jan  28
     
     
    Jewish Women Journeying the Jewish Year

    Tuesday, Jan 28th 8:30pm to 10:00pm
    Join a group of us - facilitated by Rabbi Lee Wax and music therapist Rivka Gottlieb - to reflect on our experiences as we make our way through the Jewish year 5780.

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  • Monday
    Feb  3
     
     
    Biblical Hebrew

    Monday, Feb 3rd 2:30pm to 4:00pm
    Ever thought you'd like to understand Torah in the original Hebrew? Think it's impenetrable, and that you'll never be able to? Then think again! If you can read Hebrew, come to an Introduction to Biblical Hebrew, with Rabbi Lee Wax.

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  • Wednesday
    Feb  5
     
     
    Rabbi, I'm Still a Virgin

    Wednesday, Feb 5th 8:00pm to 9:30pm
    With Dr. Laliv Clenman

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  • Thursday
    Feb  6
     
     
    Adolescence Question Time

    Thursday, Feb 6th 8:00pm to 10:00pm
    There will be a Q&A opportunity after the panel have spoken. If you have any specific questions that you would like to submit, or if you would like a question to remain anonymous, please either use this form or email Deborah Golend.

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  • Monday
    Feb  10
     
     
    Biblical Hebrew

    Monday, Feb 10th 2:30pm to 4:00pm
    Ever thought you'd like to understand Torah in the original Hebrew? Think it's impenetrable, and that you'll never be able to? Then think again! If you can read Hebrew, come to an Introduction to Biblical Hebrew, with Rabbi Lee Wax.

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  • Tuesday
    Feb  11
     
     
    For the Sin of Unintentional Racism

    Tuesday, Feb 11th 8:15pm to 10:00pm
    Study session with Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg.

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  • Wednesday
    Feb  12
     
     
    Rabbi, I'm Still a Virgin

    Wednesday, Feb 12th 8:00pm to 9:30pm
    With Dr. Laliv Clenman

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Sat, 7 December 2019 9 Kislev 5780