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Virtual Education

In order to protect all from the spread of the COVID-19 virus, CTI has temporarily suspended in-person classes at B'nai Abraham.  We are, however, continuing our classes virtually. 

We offer three classes weekly, except on Jewish holidays, led by Rabbi Dan:

Note the first time you try to join one of the virtual classrooms noted below, you will be asked if it is okay to download an App from Zoom.  Please do so.  Once it is downloaded you may have to enter the meeting number (the nine digits listed in each of the sections below).  On future attempts to join one of the virtual classrooms, you will be able to go directly to the classroom.

Take Your Tanach Tuesday Evening — The Book of Ezekiel

The Book of Ezekiel is one of the most mysterious but essential books of the Tanakh. Who was Ezekiel? When was he prophesying? Were his prophecies meant for his time or the distant future? In this TYT series, we will take an in-depth look at the life, times and ageless message of the Prophet Ezekiel in a way which will make his contribution to Jewish texts, history and destiny truly come to life! A priest stuck in exile, dreaming of the perfect Temple in a perfect homeland – a man pinning for spiritual life, but only experiencing physical privation - what is his message really all about? God asked Ezekiel to do many strange things – things even contrary to Jewish law! Were they literally true, or were they merely metaphorical? Come and join the CTI Tuesday evening Take Your Tanakh class, as together, we learn about the Prophet Ezekiel!  This class meets each Tuesday evening, except on Jewish holidays, at 7:00 PM. 

Class on Tuesday evening, October 27th canceled.

You can join the Video conference for this class by clicking here.  To listen on your phone, please dial 301-715-8592 and when prompted enter 777 443 278 followed by the pound (#) sign, then pass code 980074 followed by the pound sign (#).

Take Your Tanach Wednesday Morning — The Book of Samuel II

Come and join the TYT community and learn about the life and times of King David! II Samuel explores how a young David establishes both his kingdom and his kingship. Despite great promise, potential and ability, David is nevertheless beset by external and internal enemies, fighting both physical and spiritual wars. Come and see how David struggles to unite a broken and battered kingdom, establish a capital city and win the support of his people, while at the same time, striving to remain true to God’s Torah and lead a righteous life. No longer the ruddy youth, playing the harp and running for his life, II Samuel takes us through the long journey of David’s maturation process, omitting nothing, all the while exploring larger questions of morality, repentance, power and politics. While we extol David as one of the greatest Jewish heroes and leaders of all time, this book will frame his life and story in its proper context, look under the surface, and examine the complex personality of King David! This class meets each Wednesday morning, except of Jewish holidays, at 8:15 AM.

You can join the Video conference for this class by clicking here.  To listen on your phone, please dial 301-715-8592 and when prompted enter 877 759 684 followed by the pound (#) sign, then pass code 095961 followed by the pound sign (#).

Mishne Torah k'Seder Friday Mornings

Come and join Rabbi Dan on Friday mornings, except on Jewish holidays, at 8:15 AM for an in-depth exploration of the Rambam's Mishne Torah. This class will go through the Rambam's classic work on halakha (Jewish law), in a way which both engages and transforms the reader on a spiritual and intellectual level. Why did the Rambam write the Mishne Torah? What was he trying to achieve? How does the Rambam's interpretation of Jewish law, theology, history, and culture differ from his rabbinic contemporaries who also wrote comprehensive Jewish legal works? What were some of the great disputes this work sparked, and why? You don't want to miss out on this great opportunity to learn what the Mishne Torah is all about. 

You can join the Video conference for this class by clicking here.  To listen on your phone, please dial 301-715-8592 and when prompted enter 451 934 504 followed by the pound (#) sign, then pass code 272266 followed by the pound sign (#).

Sun, January 17 2021 4 Shevat 5781