Jews on Stage: From the origins of modern theater in the Renaissance, Jews have been a presence on the stage. Sometimes they have been written by Jewish playwrights, but most of the time, Stage Jews and their Judaism are more of a reflection of their non-Jewish authors and their society. Jews on stage have served as heroes, villains, and comic relief; as wise philosophers, poor devils, and everything in between. In this class we will look at some classic portrayals of Jews on the stage, including such plays as The Merchant of Venice, Nathan the Wise, Driving Miss Daisy, and Angels in America. We will look at both Jewish and non-Jewish playwrights, and always ask the question: Why is it important that this character be Jewish? Join Rabbi Gelman as we unmask the humanity of these characters, and find that if you prick them, they do in fact bleed. Classes will start Tuesday, November 22, at 1 PM for 6 weeks. Classes will be in person only. If you’re interested, please fill out form below, or contact Rabbi Gelman at email@example.com or 912-521-7225.
Women in the Talmud: Ever wondered what the Talmud has to say about women? Wonder no further! In this limited series, Naima will take us through an exploration of how the Talmud talks about women. We’ll explore halachic (Jewish legal) disputes as well as meet the women who appear in the pages of the Talmud. All ages and genders are welcome! The class will be meeting in person. Please contact the office to let us know you are coming. Reach out to Naima Gelman with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org. Date of classes are 11/20, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8/23, 1/15 – all Sundays at 7:30pm.
| Daf Shevui/Talmud Page of the Week: Always wanted a chance to learn a bit of Talmud? In this class we will be going through the first tractate of the Talmud, Berachot (Blessings). We will get a good variety of rabbinic legends, Jewish law, wit, and arguments. Lots and lots of arguments. Class will be held Wednesdays at 6 PM in person and on Zoom. Class starts August 17th |
Learn to Lead: Have you always wanted to lead a service, but never quite got the melody? Always wanted a second shot at reading Torah after your Bat Mitzvah, but never seemed to have the time? Well, now is your chance to learn! Join Rabbi Gelman as he takes you through Kabbalat Shabbat, Torah trop, Haftarah Trop, and more. Please email Rabbi Gelman for more information!
Rotating Class with Rabbi Gelman: Fall Semester: We’re going to try something new this year at Agudath Achim. Each season, Rabbi Gelman will teach a different class of 6-10 sessions each on various topics. In the fall it might be on the history of Jewish characters in plays, while in the winter it might be on Jewish humor or Rashi’s commentary. To start things off, we want to hear from you what you want to learn. If you’re interested in learning with Rabbi Gelman, please fill out form below, or contact Rabbi Gelman at email@example.com or 912-521-7225.
Rabbis of the Mishnah Class will take a deep look into the Rabbis of the Mishnah; who they were and what they were thinking. Our next class will be August 17th at 10:30am. Please contact Motti for class link or email firstname.lastname@example.org