At CEHV, we thrive on diversity. As a Reform community, we welcome all seekers, including non-Jewish people, all denominations of Jewish people, as well as those who are new to Jewish life, returning to the faith, and/or those who are simply curious. Our goal is to provide integrative, inclusive opportunities for scholarship and inquiry.
Learning at CEHV facilitates competency and comfort with Jewish tradition and liturgy in a warm, inclusive environment. We prioritize deep, cohort-based learning with strong attention to individual and collective spiritual needs. Our learners enter at all levels. Rabbi Yael’s classes are interactive, experiential, rigorous, and wildly fun.
All of our classes are free and open to the entire community
Rhinebeck Meditation & Torah Study (via Zoom) Meets virtually at 8:45 a.m. on Tuesdays, followed at 9:15 a.m. by Torah study. Led by Rabbi Yael Romer, join your fellow seekers to receive the day’s blessings and explore Jewish traditions with a progressive, egalitarian approach.
Hebrew Trope (via Zoom) Wednesdays at 12:00PM Newcomers welcome, learn or improve Torah chanting skills.
Conversational Hebrew (Beginner & Intermediate) (via Zoom) Wednesdays at 4PM. This dedicated and entertaining group meets weekly to learn and practice the fundamentals of conversational Hebrew, newcomers are always welcome! Conversation modern Hebrew presented through the textbook curriculum created by professor of Hebrew at Brandeis University.
Intro to Judaism (in person & via Zoom) with Rabbi Yael. The class meets most 1st and 2nd Thursdays through June 8, 2023. Join this engaging class to learn more about Judaism. An opportunity if you are on a conversion journey or you want to engage more with fundamentals of Judaism. The class includes beginner's Hebrew, liturgy, holidays, life cycle events, Jewish thoughts and more. Rabbi Yael will need to speak with any new persons before joining at this point, as the class builds on previous material.
Please complete this very short form if you are interested in more information.
If you have questions please email Rabbi Yael's Assistant.