Earlier in October, we scrolled back to the beginning of the Torah to begin the new Torah cycle from afresh. Likewise, our journey also began with the exploration of the Book of Genesis and will continue as we work our way through this ancient piece of literature. What message and lessons can be derived from the books of the Torah? How are these stories relevant to our lives in the 21st century?

Over coffee and cake, Rabbi Philip Nadel will guide us as we explore these questions (and many more) through the week’s Torah portion. Looking at the parshah through a progressive lens, we will seek to understand how these ancient stories relate to our modern lives today.

Individual lessons: Community members and olim chadashim: 20 NIS per class, guests: 30 NIS per class

*For conversion students at Beit Daniel and lone soldiers: 10 NIS per class 

About the teacher: Rabbi Philip Nadel grew up in southern California and holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, in Political and Economic Development in the Third World. He received Rabbinic ordination from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1988 and has focused his professional endeavors in Jewish day school education. Prior to making aliyah with his family in the summer of 2007, Rabbi Nadel lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and was the Co-Director and Jewish Studies Principal of Milwaukee Jewish Day School. Rabbi Nadel is also a graduate of the Senior Educators Program of the Melton Centre for Jewish Education in the Diaspora at Hebrew University and in 2007, Rabbi Nadel joined the faculty of Alexander Muss High School in Israel, and served most recently as its Head of School.

This class meets every Monday evening at 20:00. You are welcome to bring your own Tanakh to class if you have one!