Gateways is an online learning portal for Hebrew School parents and other adults. It consists of weekly online classes conducted by Rabbi Tilles that cover some of the basic topics of Jewish life. The classes will air on Monday evenings at 9:00 PM.
If you type www.gotomeet.me/merrickjc into your internet browser or download the Go To Meeting mobile app you will have the opportunity to participate live in class sessions from the comfort of your own home. If you miss the live presentations, please click on the topics below to listen at your convenience.
Session 1 - Building Blocks: The Calendar
Session 2 - Back to Basics: Conservative, Reform and Orthodox Ideologies - What's the difference?
Session 3 - Back to Basics: What's the Bible?
Session 4 - Special Event: Thanksgiving
Session 5 - Fundamentals: Prayer, Part 1
Session 6 - Fundamentals: Prayer, Part 2
Session 7 - Fundamentals: Prayer, Part 3
Session 8 - Fundamentals: Shabbat, Part 1
Session 9 - Fundamentals: Shabbat, Part 2
Session 10 - Fundamentals: Shabbat, Part 3
Session 11 - Fundamentals: Shabbat, Part 4
Session 12 - Back to Basics: The Holiday of Tu B'Shvat
Session 13 - Fundamentals: Keeping Kosher, Part 1
Session 14 - Fundamentals: Keeping Kosher, Part 2
Session 15 - Fundamentals: Keeping Kosher, Part 3
Session 16 - Back to Basics: Kosher for Passover
Session 17 - Back to Basics: Kosher for Passover, Part 2
Session 18 - Fundamentals: Counting the Omer
Session 19 - Building Blocks: Talking the Talk
Session 20 - Theology 101: What do Jews Believe?
Session 21 - Theology 101: What is Jewish Theology (Guest: Rabbi Klein)
Session 22 - Back to Basics: The Holiday of Shavuot
Session 23 - Ask the Rabbi: Judaism, Jewish Practice & Jewish Thought