Class for Adults
Saturdays 8:45 am - 9:30 am
By appointment only
Teacher: Cantor Rudy Hassid
Join Cantor Rudy Hassid for a class
that will help you prepare for your B’nai 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
Tuesdays 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Teacher: Achi Ben Shalom
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesdays 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Teacher: Al Bernzweig
Join 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
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.
Wednesdays 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Teacher: Miryam Brender
teaches this group to read and understand Hebrew, Beginning and Intermediate are welcome. Miryam Brender is using an interactive, entertaining curriculum that accommodates a variety of levels. Born and raised in Jerusalem of pre-state era, and receiving traditional Mesorti education, Miryam’s Hebrew is very authentic. It is an opportunity to brush up on both classical and modern Hebrew with a passionate, inspiring teacher.
Torah Study Morning Minyan
Thursdays, 9:30 AM
Teacher: Rabbi Moshe Levin
Rabbi Levin’s 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.
The Bible as Literature
Thursdays, 7:00 PM
(New season starting. Call Ner Tamid office at (415) 661-3383 for more
Teacher: Rabbi Moshe Levin
In this class we will approach the Bible as literature, appreciating the myths, laws, rituals & values in the context of their time. Our goal will be to understand the text, not preach. Then we will turn to preachers and other great medieval scholars, both Jewish and Christian. The class concludes with a brief spiritual thought from the prolific genius of the 20th Century, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.