Regular Programs in the Synagogue

Friday

Kabbalat Shabbat service followed by Kiddush and a vegetarian pot-luck dinner (every week, starting at 6 pm in the fall and winter and at 7 pm in spring and summer)

Saturday

Sacharit service with Torah reading and Torah shiur followed by Kiddush (every second week from 10.30 am)

Torah Circle (biweekly from 10.30 am) – adult’s study group

Sunday

Talmud Torah (biweekly)

For children between 6-13, in two age-groups

  • Preparation for Bar / Bat Mitzvah
  • Hebrew Alphabet: writing and reading
  • Experience of the tradition: Torah stories, Jewish holidays
  • Complex methods: music, dance, handicraft and dramatic plays

Monday

Pancake, the Torah and Us

Rabbi Katalin Kelemen’s regular program with the youth group (16+) from 6 pm

While eating homemade pancakes, they study the traditional Torah texts and try to find answers for issues and questions of their generation (love, friendship, Jews and Nonjews, relationship with the outside world, commitments, eco-kashrut, etc.).

Wednesday

Sim Shalom Bet Midrash – Rabbi Katalin Kelemen’s courses from 6pm

1. Jewish Spirituality – Basics of Judaism

Topics: holidays and weekdays, Jewish symbols, objects and rituals in the Synagogue, the world of prayers, life-cycle events, texts of Jewsih tradition

2. Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers)

Studying Mishnaic texts by Rabbinic and modern commentaries

Thursday

Classical Hebrew Course (for adults)

Learning the basics of classical Hebrew with verbal and written exercises, preparation for precise Torah reading, learning how to use the classical Hebrew dictionary. (Lead by Kata Balogh liberal arts teacher and linguist)

Monthly

Jewscope

Sim Shalom’s Film Club is open for everyone, screening Jewish-themed or Jewish-related films by various artists and from many countries of the world. The program ends with vegetarian potluck dinner and a conversation about the characters, the story and the message of the movie.

Sounds of Tales / Mesezengő

Program for preschool-age kids with handicraft activites, telling tales and a lot of singing.

Arts and Crafts Club

Everybody loves to do crafty things! We help our interested members to tap into their creative sides and discover how many different ways there are to express themselves. We create beautiful items by silkpainting, glasspainting, claying, cross-stitching and crocheting.

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