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Amitim for Grown-Ups

Amitim for Grown-Ups
with Rabbi Creditor
Tuesday Nights, 7:30pm-9pm

Dates: Nov. 8, 29; Dec. 13, 20; Jan. 3, 17, 24; Feb. 7, 14, 21; March 6, 13, 27; April 3, 17; May 1, 22
Tuition: $180-$360 for the entire series (some scholarship is available, no one turned away for lack of funds)
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Have you been wishing to have an Aliyah, read Torah, and understand Shabbat morning services but don't yet have the confidence or skills?  In this brand new Adult class we will share the wisdom of "Amitim," the CNS Bar/Bat Mitzvah program!  This will be a wonderful way to gain (or brush-up on) synagogue skills, practice basic Hebrew prayer, learn how to craft a Drasha, and more!  Every class will begin at 7:30 with a "How-to" component, a 10 minute break, and then a chance for guided discussion on a range of related Jewish topics.  Participants will have the option of celebrating an Adult Bat or Bar Mitzvah, either as a group or as individuals, with support from Rabbi Creditor and Rabbi Bochner.  No Hebrew knowledge necessary, just a passionate, curious soul!  All proceeds support Tzedakkah projects at Congregation Netivot Shalom.

Rabbi Menachem Creditor
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