Classes

Bínai Mitzvah Class for Adults
and Kids

By appointment only

Saturdays 8:45 am - 9:30 am 

Teacher: Cantor Rudy Hassid

Join Cantor Rudy Hassid for a class that will help you prepare for your Bínai Mitzvah.  Learn the basics of chanting the Saturday morning service. 

Once the service has been mastered, continue on to learn the Torah Trope and Haftarah Trope. Baal Koreh Zvi Kalinski will tutor you on your individual portion if you wish to have an individual Bar/Bat Mitzvah. 

If you wish to have a group service, the portion will be divided among the participants. All participants will study with Rabbi Moshe Levin for six months prior to their Bar/Bat Mitzvah.

West Bay Nigunim Chorus

Tuesdays 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Teacher: Achi Ben Shalom

ChorusSinging, friendship and joyful music! This group of music lovers practices a mixture of traditional, modern and original pieces in two, three and four part harmony, mostly in Hebrew, some Yiddish, Ladino and English. Ability to read music is helpful but not required. The group performs 3-4 times a year. For more information, please contact mail@nigunim.org

                  

Painting Class

Wednesdays 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm 

Teacher: Al Bernzweig

TreeJoin artist and framer Al Bernzweig for an exciting class in painting.  The class will begin by doing black and white pencil drawing.  You will learn basic drawing in perspective.  The class will progress to painting a subject of your choice using water color pencils.  Watercolor or water-soluble pencils are a unique cross-over between drawing and painting. You draw with them as you would with any pencil, but then if you run a wet brush over your drawing, the color is dispersed and turns into a watercolor wash. The pencils have the advantage of being easy to use, relatively inexpensive, and they don't leave you with a mess to clean up.

Painting in other medium will be available on request.

Supplies needed:  #2 pencil and soft eraser, a box of watercolor pencils and some simple brushes.

Torah Study Morning Minyan

Thursdays, 9:30 AM

Teacher: Rabbi Moshe Levin

Rabbi Levinís class is lively, interactive and thought-provoking! The weekly Parasha is studied and discussed over bagels & coffee. Students are encouraged to actively search and discover new meanings in the text. A discussion on current affairs of Jewish interest, and reciting the Mourners Kaddish complete each session.