Koach Program

Welcome to the Koach Program

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B’nai Mitzvah is not only for the 13 year old – you can be an adult and still do it! Join Rabbi Rose, Cantor Vitells, Dorice Horenstein and Eleyna Fugman as we chart the path to greater learning.

The Koach program is a two year program with 4 components:

  • Hebrew decoding & Jewish Gems
  • Learning prayer and chanting Torah
  • Understanding prayer
  • Understanding Jewish community and our place in it as adult Jewish learners.

Program begins formally on November 5th (but all are required to join Rabbi Rose’s classes in October) and will culminate on May 2019 during the Shavuot service.

Cost for the 2 year program is a total of $750 for members

and $975 for nonmembers. If you have concerns about aspects of the program, costs, etc. please call our office (503)226-6131 or email education@shaarietorah.org.

Program Requirements:

1. Attendance of 5 Friday night services and 10 Saturday morning services per year.

2. Payment : $750 members and $975 for nonmember. $300 is due on October 15, 2017 and the remaining balance is due on May 30, 2018

3. Attendance of Time, Space, and Soul Class with Rabbi Rose as indicated on schedule.

4. Attendance of the classes noted on the schedule, and no less than 85% attendance in classes.

5. A student may enroll in the program without attending the Hebrew decoding sessions and pay $650 member fee ($875 for a nonmember).

      *$300 due on October 15, 2017 and remaining balance is due on May 30, 2018

6. A Friday night private dinner for the cohort and their families. All details TBA

7. A Havdalah experience for the cohort and their families. All details TBA.

Class schedule:

Teachers and facilitators: Rabbi Rose (8 sessions), Cantor Vitells (5 sessions), Dorice Horenstein (15 sessions) Eleyna Fugman (4 sessions). Classes without specified times will be decided when cohort is formed, so classes can work for everyone.

Sunday, Oct: 15: Time, Space, and Soul with Rabbi, 10am-11am

Sunday, Oct 22: Time, Space, and Soul with Rabbi, 10am-11am

Monday, Oct: 30: Hebrew Decoding with Dorice #1

Tuesday, Nov: 7: Hebrew Decoding with Dorice #2

Tuesday, Nov: 14: Hebrew Decoding with Dorice #3

Sunday, Nov: 19: Time, Space, and Soul with Rabbi, 10am-11am

Tuesday, Nov 28: Hebrew Decoding with Dorice #4

Monday, Dec: 11: Hebrew Decoding with Dorice #5

Sunday, Jan: 7: Time, Space, and Soul with Rabbi, 10am-11am

Tuesday, Jan: 16: Hebrew Decoding with Dorice #6

Tuesday, Jan: 23: Hebrew Decoding with Dorice #7

Tuesday, Jan: 30: Hebrew Decoding with Dorice #8

Tuesday, Feb: 6: Hebrew Decoding with Dorice #9

Sunday, Feb: 11: Time, Space, and Soul with Rabbi, 10am-11am

Tuesday, Feb 20: Hebrew Decoding with Dorice #10

Tuesday, Feb 27: Hebrew Decoding with Dorice #11

Wednesdays: March 7, 14, 21, Understanding The Prayers (focus on Torah service)

with Cantor Vitells, 7pm-8:30 pm

Sunday April 8: Learning with Rabbi, 10:30am-11:30am

Tuesday, April 17: Learning Tropes #1

Sunday, April 22: Learning with Rabbi, 10:30am-11:30am

Wednesday, May 2: Creating Community with Eleyna, 7pm-8:30

Wednesday, May 9: Creating Community with Eleyna, 7pm-8:30

Tuesday, May 15: Learning Tropes #2

Tuesday, May 22, Learning Tropes #3

Tuesday, May 29: Learning Tropes #4

Wednesday, June 20: Creating Community with Eleyna, 7pm-8:30

Summer Chevruta work: the cohort will be divided into teams to work on their own and together, polishing what they have learned. Participants will also engage in their own mitzvah project. We will resume again on October 7, 2018.

  • Upcoming Events

    Dec18
    Morning MinyanTime: 7:30 am
    Dec18
    CST Board MeetingTime: 7:00 pm
    Dec21
    Morning MinyanTime: 7:25 am
  • Religious Services

    9:15 am Saturdays
    8:30 am Sundays
    7:25 am Mondays & Thursdays*

    *7:15 am if Minyan falls on Rosh Chodesh
    *8:30 am if on a National Holiday

  • Need a Minyan?

    If so, please contact the synagogue office at 503.226.6131. With a few days notice, Rabbi Rose will find congregants to participate.