Torah Study for Skeptics continues; Rabbi to begin Hebrew class

by | Dec 21, 2016 | What’s Happening

Begins Sunday, Jan. 8, 6–8 pm

Rabbi Ellen Jaffe-Gill, spiritual leader of Tidewater Chavurah, will continue her popular class Torah Study for Skeptics, meeting in the parish hall at Old Donation Episcopal Church. The class meets on the second and fourth Sundays of each month through June.

Torah Study for Skeptics is geared to Jewish adults and teens with minimal background in Judaism, as well as those who are skeptical of the relevance of Jewish texts. The program aims to offer people the chance to study the Hebrew Bible outside of a synagogue setting, to engage Jews who may be alienated from Torah because of youthful experiences, and to expose Jews and spiritual seekers in Tidewater to foundational Jewish texts in a relaxed atmosphere. Texts are studied in English.

The fee for all 12 January–June sessions of Torah Study for Skeptics is $90, with individual sessions $10. The text for the class is the JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh, available through the Jewish Publication Society, various new and used book vendors, and from the instructor.

Old Donation Episcopal Church is located at 4449 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach.

Rabbi Jaffe-Gill is also forming a class in basic biblical and prayer book Hebrew to begin in January. If interested in beginning or expanding Hebrew study, or in joining the Torah Study for Skeptics class, contact Rabbi Jaffe-Gill at rabbicantorejg@gmail. com or at 757-464-1950.