Read Hebrew America Classes on Zoom

Read Hebrew America Classes on Zoom

Join NJOP for three great Hebrew classes on Zoom!

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Monday October 12, 2020 - 7:00 PM EDT

One Day Review- with Florence Wiener

Join Florence Wiener, NJOP’s renowned Hebrew Reading Specialist, for a One Day Review on Zoom.

The One Day Review is designed to help participants brush up on their Hebrew letter recognition skills prior to starting Level II. In just a few hours, students are able to refresh their Hebrew skills and smoothly transition into reading comprehension.

Space is limited. Please only register if you plan to attend.

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Begins Monday October 19th, 7:00PM EDT

Hebrew Reading Crash Course Level Two, with David Pine

Join David Pine, NJOP’s volunteer teacher extraordinaire, for a Hebrew Reading Crash Course Level II on Zoom.
Level II is designed for a follow-up class for the “graduates” of the Level I Hebrew Reading Crash Course, who can recognize the Hebrew alphabet and wish to advance their Hebrew reading and comprehension skills.
Five weekly sessions.

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Begins Wednesday October 21, 7PM EDT

Hebrew Reading Crash Course Level One, with Florence Wiener

Hebrew Reading Crash Course Level I is coming back with (of course!) Florence Wiener, NJOP’s renowned Hebrew Reading Specialist.

Designed for Jews who have little or no background in Hebrew, and focuses on teaching the Hebrew alphabet and basic reading skills. You WILL leave the first class reading HEBREW words.

6 – 8 weekly 75 minute sessions

offered on Zoom

Space is limited. Please only register if you plan to attend.

THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT.  Please email [email protected] if you wish to be placed on a waiting list.

High Holidays

Participate in one of our renowned, interactive High Holiday Beginners Service programs or workshops this holiday season.  We’ll help you host a program with our comprehensive materials and videos or find one to attend.

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Rosh Hoshana

The Jewish New Year starts with a celebration of the very creation of the world and a recognition of humankind’s relationship to the Creator.

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Yom Kippur

The High Holidays culminate with The Day of Atonement.
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Recommended Passover Reading

Reading

Passover… the season of matzah, maror and minding the minutes until you can get away from your family. Not anymore! Shimon Apisdorf’s fantastic Passover Survival Kit is the perfect solution for bringing meaning and movement to every Seder table.

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Passover Survival Kit

By Shimon Apisdorf

Shimon Apisdorf draws his readers in with a light, conversational style to his writing: not lecturing to his readers, but rather holding a friendly dialogue with them.

The Passover Survival Kit is a combination of Apisdorf’s survival guide and a Haggadah. The survival guide is for pre-Passover preparation. As all good Jewish books do, it starts with Passover questions such as why four cups of wine, why hide the afikomen, and why is so much time spent cleaning for Passover. The answers to these questions lead into a chapter long discussion about the concept of freedom and how Passover is the Jewish celebration of freedom. The first section of the Passover Survival Kit also contains guidelines for “how to survive the seder” whether you are guest or host, as well as an explanation of the fifteen sections of the seder.

The Passover Survival Kit is also equipped with an enhanced Haggadah. Not only does Apisdorf include the complete Haggadah in English, but also questions and answers, mini-essays and activity suggestions. Apisdorf also clearly marks important seder points with recognizable symbols such as stop signs and question marks. The Haggadah is enlightening for everyone — from the first-time seder participant to someone who has led the seder for the last ten years.

Shimon Apisdorf’s Passover Survival Kit is an essential addition to enhance everyone’s Passover.

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99 Fascinating Facts About Jewish Life

99 Fascinating Facts You Didn't Know About Jewish Life:

The Jewish Life Hacker

By S.R. Hewitt

What does Jewish law have to say about smiling? What is so kosher about “kosher salt”? Is there a proper way to lend a cup of sugar? What does Judaism say about birth control?

99 Fascinating Facts You Didn’t Know About Jewish Life: The Jewish Life Hacker is an engaging and accessible introduction to some of the finer points of Jewish law.

The mini-essays included in this book, culled from the Jewish Treats archives, strive to make the intricacies of Jewish law familiar and understandable.

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99 Fascinating Jewish Personalities

99 Fascinating Jewish Personalities

By S.R. Hewitt

Have you ever heard of Two-Gun Cohen? Did you know that the artist Man Ray was Jewish? And what happened to Elisha ben Abuya that the other Talmudic sages began to refer to him as “Acher,” which means “Other”?

Jewish Treats: 99 Fascinating Jewish Personalities is an enlightening and enjoyable anthology of mini-essays about Jews from all walks of life. From the familiar figures of the Bible to little-known war heroes and even modern day novelists, these biographies have been culled from the popular Jewish Treats blog that presents “Juicy bits of Judaism, daily.”

There have been books written on the history of the Jews and the impact of Jews on history, and even the impact of history on the Jews…but Jewish Treats: 99 Fascinating Jewish Personalities is a simple collection of essays on interesting Jews, some who changed the course of the world, some who gained renown only in their own time and a few who might have been forgotten if not for others’ love of trivia.

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The Case For Keeping Kosher

The Case For Keeping Kosher

Kashruth – An Interpretation for the 21st Century
by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald
The recent growth in the observance of kashruth – Jewish dietary laws, despite their great antiquity, is rather unexpected. At a time when many Americans have distanced themselves from tradition, the rise in demand for kosher food is particularly surprising. But more remarkably…

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Kosher

Kashruth in the 21 century is far more than a religious ritual. It is, in effect, a profound bond that unites Jew to Jew, a most meaningful tether that secures an individual to a nation, it is the sacred energy that connects a people and a nation to its very essence.

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Kosher

Learn more about keeping Kosher and browse our collection of delicious recipes.

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Recommended High Holiday Reading

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A selection of valuable books to help you explore your Jewish Heritage and prepare for the New Year.

Rosh Hashana/Yom Kippur Survival Kit

By Shimon Apisdorf

Shimon Apisdorf’s Rosh Hashana/Yom Kippur Survival Kit is an essential resource to anyone wishing to truly benefit from the High Holiday Services. With an easy-to-read, fast-paced style, the book provides readers with an overview to the holidays as a whole, and then some. The Survival Kit is an excellent resource for preparing to face the “Days of Awe” and for making the most of the Holy Days themselves. Not only is it a wonderful tool for the festival season, but it encompasses ideas pertinent to the rest of the year as well.

The Rosh Hashana/Yom Kippur Survival Kit brings in ideas and fundamental questions about Jewish beliefs and customs. Apisdorf addresses issues like focusing during prayer, faith and the survival of the Jewish People. In fact, the wide scope of the book addresses basic issues and questions that have been asked, at some time or another, by almost every Jew; and, he provides simple, straight forward answers.

This Survival Kit is a guide. Buy it before the holiday season and use it as a pre-festival guide. Read it, takes notes on it, and meditate on the lesson within it. Then take the messages of the holiday and use them to move forward and enter the new year.

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To Be A Jew

By Hayim Halevy Donin

A detailed description of day to day Jewish life, To Be A Jew is a valuable resource for every Jewish home. Read it through or use it as a reference source, Hayim Halevy Donin covers topics from circumcision to marriage and kashrut to holidays.

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This Is My G-d

By Herman Wouk

Well known novelist Herman Wouk’s reflections on traditional Jewish life. This Is My G-d is the perfect overview of the philosophy and details of Jewish life.

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High Holidays

Participate in one of our renowned, interactive High Holiday Beginners Service programs or workshops this holiday season.  We’ll help you host a program with our comprehensive materials and videos or find one to attend.

Learn more

Rosh Hoshana

The Jewish New Year starts with a celebration of the very creation of the world and a recognition of humankind’s relationship to the Creator.

Learn more

Yom Kippur

The High Holidays culminate with The Day of Atonement.
There is a mysticism in that almost all Jews recognize the holiness of the day.

Learn more

Articles

Browse our collection of High Holiday Jewish Treats, filled with interesting stories and articles about Jewish histories and traditions.

Read more