Study of Torah has always been the sine qua non of the Jewish people. It is what defines us as a people, and guides us as individuals. The Rabbis compared Torah to water. We can not last very long without it.

We live in an era where torah is more accessible than it has ever been in the history of mankind. With that in mind, we urge you to take advantage of the smorgasbord of classes and shiurim that we offer. If you need any guidance in fashioning a study program that will best suit your needs, and finding the classes most appropriate to your level, please feel free to speak to me at any time.

Enjoy.

-Rabbi Daniel Alter

Adult Education Catalogue/Spring 2003
Class levels:
This guide lists all the classes offered in our Shul. It gives a basic description of each class. If you would like further information you can speak to Rabbi Alter or to the individual instructor.

The course level is marked by the same colors used for skiing, moving from green to black. These colors refer to level of prior background required. A green dot requires very little background, whereas a black dot would require significant background. A blue dot would fall somewhere in between the other two. Note that the colors do not reflect on the intellectual level of the classes. We are proud of the fact that all of our classes are complex and intellectually engaging.

DAILY:
Course Title: Daf Yomi
Course Description: Cover one folio of Talmud every day in an attempt to cover large segments of the Talmud.
Course Level:
Time: 5:30 AM daily. 6:30 AM on Sunday. Time on Shabbos varies with season.
Instructor: Tzvi Gelt
Course: A Halacha a Day
Course Description: An opportunity to learn Jewish law for a few minutes every day, based on Kitzur Shulchan Aruch.
Course level:
Time: Between mincha and maariv.
Instructor: Rabbi Daniel Alter
SUNDAY:
Course Title: Shaylos uteshuvos-responsa literature.
Course Description: Deal with some of the pressing halachik issues that contemporary poskim must address today.
Course Level:
Time: 8:05 AM
Instructor: Rabbi Daniel Alter
MONDAY:
Course Title: Practical Jewish Philosophy
Course Description: Part of Lishmah. Teachings based on the works of Rabbis Luzzato and Dessler. Class is for Women.
Course Level:
Time: 11:00-12:00 AM
Instructor: Aliza Bulow
Course Title: Study of the meaning of the Siddur
Course Description: Part of Lishmah. Enhance your prayers by delving into the wisdom of the Sages who compiled them.
Course level:
Time: 12:00-1:00 PM
Instructor: Aliza Bulow
Note: For exact dates, other information or to register please call Ellyn Hutt at (303) 333-0666
Course Title: Gemara Chullin
Course Description: Study the tractate which deals with topics such as laws of kashrut, slaughtering of animals etc. For men.
Course Level:
Time: 7:30 PM
Instructor: Rabbi Leban of Yeshiva Toras Chaim
TUESDAY:
Course Title: Strive for Truth
Course Description: Rabbi Dessler's seminal work on Jewish thought and philosophy
Course Level:
Time: 7:15 AM
Instructor Tzvi Gelt
Course Title: Parsha
Course Description: Study major commentaries on the weekly parsha. Class is for men.
Course Level:
Time: 7:45 PM
Instructor: Rabbi Amsel of the Denver Community Kollel
Course Title: Torah and Commentaries- Lishmah level 1
Course Description: Text study with commentaries. Class is for women.
Course Level:
Time: 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
Instructor : Bleemie Mushell
Note- For exact dates, other information, or to register, please call Ellyn Hutt at (303) 333-0666
Course Title: Torah and Commentaries- Lishmah level 2
Course Description: Text study with commentaries. Class is for women.
Course Level: /
Time: 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
Instructor : Susie Sharf
Note- For exact dates, other information or to register, please call Ellyn Hutt at (303) 333-0666
Course Title: Torah and Commentaries- Lishmah level 3
Course Description: Text study with commentaries. Class is for women.
Course Level:
Time: 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
Instructor: Adina Krausz
Note- For exact dates, other information or to register, please call Ellyn Hutt at (303) 333-0666
Course Title: Torah and Commentaries- Lishma level 4
Course Description: Text study with commentaries. Class is for women.
Course Level:
Time: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM
Instructor: Rivka Alter
Note- For exact dates, other information, or to register, please call Ellyn Hutt at (303)333-0666.
THURSDAY:
Course Title: Teen Torah
Course Description: High level text study of Aruch Hashulchan. Sponsored by EDOS and NCSY. Open to all teens.
Course level:
Time: 6:00-7:00 PM Begins end of January
Instructor: Rabbi Alter
Course Title: Gemara brachos
Course Description: Study of gemara dealing with brachos and prayer.
Course Level: /
Time: 7:00 PM
Instructor: Rabbi Alter
SHABBAT:
Course Title: Prayer in depth
Course Description: Enhance your davening by studying the daily, weekly and holiday prayers.
Course Level:
Time: 8:15 AM
Instructor: Rabbi Alter
Course Title: Parsha/contemporary topics
Course Description: Different topic every week, usually related to weekly parsha.
Course Level:
Time: One hour before mincha
Instructor: Rabbi Alter
Other Learning Opportunities
  • Chavrusa or Chavura groups: These are individualized groups that study together, and are run by the individuals who join together to learn. This is a powerful and engaging form of torah study. When two people get together, it is called a chavrusa, and when more get together it is called a chavura. Topics and texts are determined by the group itself.
    Interested in a chavrusa or forming a chavura? Speak to the Rabbi.


  • Special series by Rabbi Alter:

    • Medical Ethics: The 1st Wednesday of every month at 8:00 PM. In-depth study of halachik viewpoints on cutting edge medical issues.
      Jan. 8th, Feb. 5th, Mar.5th, Apr. 2nd, May 7th, June 4th.
    • What do Traditional Jews believe? A study and dialogue based on the new and controversial book "One People, Two Worlds: A Reform Rabbi and an Orthodox Rabbi Explore the Issues That Divide Them."
      Introduction to Book: Monday January 27th at 7:30 PM.
      Discussions after reading book: Monday March 3rd and 10th.
    • Hagada Tidbits on April 7th at 7:45 PM Make sure you are prepared for the Pesach seder
    • Shabbos Hagadol Drasha on April 10th. In commemoration of the tenth Yahrzeit of Rav Yosef Dov Soloveichik
    • Scholar in residence-
      Feb. 8th- Join us for an exciting and stimulating Shabbos with Dr. Jeffrey Woolf of Bar Ilan University.

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