The Rabbi Arnold & Rae Goodman Learning Institute
The Goodman Institute (est. 2002) makes it possible for every member of the Ahavath Achim community to travel his/her own path to Jewish learning. We offer a wide variety of programs (mostly free of charge) designed to serve the needs of beginning learners, advanced learners and everyone in between. Our scope includes the fundamental texts of Conservative Judaism, Jewish history, Zionism and Israel, religious beliefs, practices and rituals, Jewish philosophy, Hebrew language and all aspects of Jewish culture, including literature, music, art and drama.
We believe adult learning fosters a lifelong commitment to personal spiritual growth, expanding Jewish intellectual society, and passing Jewish literacy and learning from generation to generation. Ahavath Achim offers adult education opportunities throughout the year with regularly scheduled classes, special programming, guest speakers, and special events.
Talmud Class with Rabbi Sandler
Every Thursday | 8:30 am | Cavalier Room
Join Rabbi Sandler for this study group following Morning Minyan. For more information, contact Rabbi Neil Sandler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404.603.5740.
Talmud Class with Rabbi Rosenthal
Every Wednesday | 5 pm (4:30 pm after Daylight Saving Time ends) | Koplin Borochoff Library
Join Rabbi Laurence Rosenthal as we dive into the minds of our rabbis and the Rabbinic tradition. Explore the central text (the Talmud) of our Jewish life as we learn the basic structure of this amazing and impactful spiritual book. This year we will be exploring the Talmud Tractate Megillah, Chapter 3. No previous experience with Talmud is necessary. For more information, contact Rabbi Laurence Rosenthal at email@example.com.
Tuesdays at AA
Every Tuesday | 10 am – 12 pm | Fishman Conference Room
Join the Rabbis and fellow congregants for an educational experience about current events and the Bible.
Every Saturday | 10 – 11 am | Cavalier Room
AA is committed to providing a community of adult Jewish learning. We believe adult learning fosters a lifelong commitment to personal spiritual growth, expanding Jewish intellectual society, passing Jewish literacy, and learning from generation to generation. Torah Study sessions are facilitated by congregant volunteers who lead lively discussions. For more information, contact Andy Zangwill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Torah Study Schedule 5780
|8/3/2019||Mattot and Masei||David Joffe|
|8/17/19 SHABBAT NACHAMU||Va’etchannan||Paul Feldman|
|9/14/2019||Ki Tetze||Steve Grossman|
|9/21/19 SELICHOT||Ki Tavo||Stan Cristol|
|10/5/19 SHABBAT SHUVAH||Vayelech||Andy Zangwill|
|10/19/19 CHOL HAMOED SUKKOT||Ki Tissa||Bill Caritj|
|11/9/2019||Lech L’cha||No Session – Rosenthal Bar Mitzvah|
|11/23/2019||Chaye Sarah||Rabbi Neil Sandler|
|12/14/2019||Vayishlach||Rabbi Laurence Rosenthal|
|12/28/19 DAY 6 OF CHANUKAH||Mikketz||Paul Feldman|
|1/25/2020||Vaera||Rabbi Laurence Rosenthal|
|2/1/2020||Bo||Rabbi Neil Sandler|
|2/22/20 SHABBAT SKEKALIM||Mishpatim||Paul Feldman|
|3/7/20 SHABBAT ZACHOR||Tetzaveh||Arthur Povlot|
|3/14/20 SHABBAT PARAH||Ki Tissa||Stanley Cristol|
|3/21/20 SHABBAT HACHODESH||Vayakhel and Pekudei||Judy Marx|
|3/28/2020||Vayikra||Rabbi Laurence Rosenthal|
|4/4/20 SHABBAT HAGADOL||Tzav||Paul Feldman|
|4/11/20 CHOL HAMOED PESACH||Brooke Rosenthal|
|4/25/2020||Tazria and Metzora||Rabbi Neil Sandler|
|5/2/2020||Achrei Mot and Kedoshim||Judy Marx|
|5/16/2020||Behar and Behukkotai||Linda Lippitt|
|6/13/2020||Beha’a lotcha||Rabbi Chaim Listfield|
|7/4/2020||Chukkat and Balak||Doug Ander|
|7/11/2020||Pinchus||Rabbi Sam Blustin|
|7/18/20 SHABBAT HACHODESH||Mattot and Masei||Paul Feldman|
Piedmont Study Group
Every Second Wednesday of the Month | 2:30 – 3:30 pm | The Piedmont at Buckhead – 650 Phipps Boulevard NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
Learning and discussion with the Rabbis.
Lunch and Learn
Every Third Wednesday of the Month | 12 – 1 pm | Offices of Birnbrey, Minsk, Minsk, and Perling – 1801 Peachtree Street NW #300, Atlanta, GA 30309
Join the rabbis for lunch and learning. To RSVP or pre-order lunch, contact Jill Rosner at email@example.com or 404.603.5741.
Introduction to Biblical Hebrew
For adult students who can read Hebrew words but do not know what they mean, this course provides an introduction to the Hebrew grammar and vocabulary found in the Torah and Siddur. Using the self-paced text, Prayerbook Hebrew the Easy Way, Third Edition (EKS Publishing), this course is suitable for beginning and intermediate students. The course will meet Wednesday evenings in Fishman Conference Room from 7 – 8:30 pm over the course of two semesters of 11 weeks each.
Tuition: $50 for members; $65 for non-members; and $75 for couples. Books must be purchased separately. For additional information, contact Rabbi Neil Sandler at 404.603.5740 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Semester: October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; November 7, 14, 21, 28; and December 5
Second Semester: January 9, 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27; March 6, 13, 27