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Ezekiel has such fantastic visons, and his conversations with God are so shocking that sometimes he seems "psychotic." What are we to make of him? Read Ezekiel chapters 1-16 and join the conversation. We meet in the boardroom.
Morah Erin's beginning Hebrew class: This week we learned the letter Het and practiced making the het sound, since it does not exist in English. We covered the words Hanukkiyah (Hannukkah menorah), Hallah (braided bread), and Haverim (friends). We continued to review the vowel sounds we have learned so far and to combine them with letters in order to begin to decode words in Hebrew. We played a game to review the numbers 1-8. Finally, we hid the three new words for this week in pictures.
Homework: Pages 63-66 in Journey's Through the Aleph Bet. Please review previous chapters. As we move toward decoding words it is important for everyone to know the letters we have covered so far.
Morah Jen’s Hebrew class: We played a reading and translating game using the phrases ha/the, shel/of, -nu/our, l’/to, -cha/your, v/and and permutations of melech/ruler, tzivah/command, kadosh/holy, and baruch/bless. We also read and translated the first two lines of the Sh’ma.
Homework: Practice reading the first two lines of the Sh’ma, and do pages 49-52 in both the “I Can Read Hebrew” workbook and the S’fatai Tiftah textbook. Please also review the meanings of ha/the, shel/of, -nu/our, l’/to, -cha/your, and permutations of melech/ruler, tzivah/command, kadosh/holy, and baruch/bless.
Moreh Steve’s Hebrew class: We read aloud from pages 23 and 24 of the workbook. (We can all decode Hebrew, but some of us are still struggling even when repeating a sentence for the second or third time. The only remedy is to work on reading more at home. Please, parents, more than once a week.)
Caron Dale; lead singer for Lox n' Vodka and Cantorial Soloist for Hevrat Shalom Congregation in Gaithersburg, Maryland; joins Herb Cooper-Levy in what will be a wonderful warm welcome to Shabbat. Please join the Kol Ami community for this Kabbalat Shabbat service in the Activity Room. We encourage participants to bring dessert dishes to share for the dessert oneg following the service.
The Kol Ami Book Club will meet on Sunday, February 22nd at 12:30 p.m. at La Casa Restaurant, 4551 Duke Street in the Foxchase Shopping Center. We are reading The Finkler Question by Harold Jacobson. Please join us!
Please join Rabbi Leila Gal Berner and the Kol Ami community for a warm Kol Ami Shabbat service in the Chapel. We encourage participants to bring vegetarian dishes to share for the potluck Kiddush across the hall in the Library (rooms 13 and 15) following the service.
Following the Kiddush, Rabbi Berner will teach an adult education session on The Teachings of Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi z”l: The Art and Spirituality of Dying – The December Project. Participants should read The December Project: An Extraordinary Rabbi and a Skeptical Seeker Confront Life’s Greatest Mystery by Sara Davidson.
Ezekiel has such fantastic visons, and his conversations with God are so shocking that sometimes he seems "psychotic." What are we to make of him? Read Ezekiel chapters 17-32, and join the conversation. We meet in the boardroom.
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