עֵץ חַיִּים הִיא לַמַּחֲזִיקִים בָּהּ. וְתמְכֶיהָ מְאֻשָּׁר

It is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her, And happy is every one who grasps it.” Proverbs 3:18

A life of Judaism is not a declaration of faith but a pull to action. If we desire to find holiness in our lives we must work and toil to find it. For this reason, our verse that we sing in synagogue, Etz Chaim He l’machazikim Bah, it (the Torah) is a tree of life to those who constantly grasp on to it. If we do not try to grasp hold of the Torah it we will not be influenced by it’s life giving medicine. By constant learning and connection to the vast Torah wisdom of our tradition, we are able to full invigorate ourselves in a Jewish life. We invite anyone and everyone, regardless of Hebrew language ability or experience, to join at any time in any one of our many adult education class offerings. The list will below will constantly be updated with our weekly offerings.

Monday: Early Zionist Philosophy 7:30pm-8:30pm
Tuesday: Talmud Bava Metzia 7:30-8:30pm
Wednesday: Sefer Bilvavi Mishkan Evneh 1:00am

Online anytime you want it: Sefer Chovat HaTalmidim every Monday 15 minutes, Wednesday 15 minutes.

Early Zionist Philosophy:
In this group of classes we will delve deeply into the inspiring thinkers who were responsible for the philosophy that created the modern state of Israel. These thinkers, who were alive from the 19th-early 20th centuries, helped Jews to realize the inner need for a Jewish nation state in the land of Israel as well helped Jews become confident again in who they were and still are today.

In this group of classes we will delve deeply into the inspiring thinkers who were responsible for the philosophy that created the modern state of Israel. These thinkers, who were alive from the 19th-early 20th centuries, helped Jews to realize the inner need for a Jewish nation state in the land of Israel as well helped Jews become confident again in who they were and still are today.

Talmud Bava Metzia:
Come and learn! Come draw close to the delight of the mental stimulation of learning the Talmud. We are learning tractate Bava Metzia which discusses deeply the laws of ownership of movable property as well as lost items. Within the Talmud we find the bones and elements that make up the living Judaism we are invigorated by today. Come one come all!

Sefer Bilvavi Mishkan Evneh:
This book is entitled in English “I will build a sanctuary within the heart”. The book, originally in Hebrew, is now one of the most popular Jewish ethical works in Israel as it was published within the recent decade. The book is a wonderful guide on how to develop a personal relationship with God. As Jews, so much of the time we leave God out of the relationship making our prayers and mitzvot feel void of feeling and meaning. The book teaches in a hands on and simple way how to build a strong relationship with God in your life. I look forward to learning this wondeful sefer with you!

Sefer Chovat HaTalmidim:
In English, “The Obligations of Students” is written by the holy Piacezna Rebbe R. Kalonymus Kalman Shapiro. In this wonderful work, the rebbe enchants us with his Hasidic advice on how to bring a new passion and fire to our Judaism. He teachers us through his use of Hasidic philosophy how we can elevate our souls and live inspiring Jewish lives. The book was the only one that was published within the rebbe’s lifetime since it was cut tragically short by the Nazi Holocaust.

Also- every day after daily minyon except Friday we learn for fifteen minutes, either topics in Jewish law or ethical literature.

Hope to learn with you soon!

Rabbi Marcus Rubenstein
Rabbi of Temple Sinai
75 Highland Ave, Middletown, NY 10940
845-343-1861
www.templesinaimiddletown.com