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Adult Hebrew Classes

Thursday Evenings

7:00 p.m. Beginners; 8:00 p.m. Intermediate

Mishkon devotee Shai Avital is leading a six-week session of adult Hebrew via Zoom. There is no charge for the class, but please RSVP to Shai. Email Shai at with any questions. 

Shai is a native Hebrew speaker and fluent in English. He is passionate about Jewish values and teaching Hebrew. Shai's goal is to make learning Hebrew as accessible and meaningful as possible.  He was born and raised in Jerusalem and moved to Los Angeles with his wife, Julie, and their two dogs, Tony and Lola, in 2016.

Before moving to the U.S., Shai served in the Israel Defense Forces until he got injured and was discharged. After recovering from his injury, he earned a Bachelor of Law degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He practiced tax law for four years with FBC&CO, one of Israel's leading law firms. Since 2016, Shai has worked in the financial services and financial technology industries. In his free time, he loves to travel, hike, and cook.

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Zoom is free. Click on the link provided, and it will take you to the class. The password is Mishkon.

Prophets with Rabbi Dan Shevitz

Monday Evenings at 7:30 p.m.

Rabbi Dan is teaching four sessions on Prophets, on Monday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Remember: We are neither prophets nor the children of prophets, but we are a not-for-profit organization. Therefore, donations will be appreciated here. Please direct any questions directly to Rabbi Dan at

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The class is free, but donations are welcome here.

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Songs for the Jewish Soul

with Jeffrey Prince

Sunday Mornings, Once a month at 11:00 a.m.

Join us on Zoom for a free musical program with Jeffrey Prince. It’s a concert! It’s a sing along! It’s BOTH! (And it’s great fun!). Generously sponsored by Mishkon Tephilo’s Adult Education Program, Jeffrey Prince will host a program, Songs for the Jewish Soul and you’re invited to listen, watch and sing! He’ll share and teach his wonderful mix of traditional and contemporary tunes for all of us to enjoy and sing along with. You’ll leave this one humming and smiling. The class is free, but donations are welcome here.

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Zoom is free. Click on the link provided above, and it will take you to the service. The password is Mishkon.

Meeting ID: 865 7359 2567

Realize Paradise with Rachel Kann

Saturdays, Once a Month at 10:00 a.m.

Gather together with Rachel Kann for an uplifting departure from a traditional Shabbat service. Realize Paradise Shabbat Soul Journey is taking flight!

Life is changing quickly and we are riding the waves of change as they roll in. Rachel has never brought a Shabbat service online before, but new realities call for new approaches. And this experience affords some unique blessings, such as some of her favorite shining stars from around the world!

We want to make sure the Mishkon community doesn’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime incredible convergence. We hope you’ll join us for this one of a kind Soul Journey.

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For more information about Rachel, please visit her website here: 

Barbara's Book Club

Once a Month in the evening


If you love reading, we have an active book club which focuses on Jewish themes and culture. Check our newsletter and calendar each month for latest book title and meeting dte.

Please contact Rena Panush here if you have any questions.

There's more!

In addition to the above classes, we also offer Realize Paradise Zumba with Rachel Kann, Yoga with Stephanie Avedon, Scholars in Residence (Rabbi David E.S. Stein and Rabbi Tsvi Bar-David and more), and an annual Yiddish Collage.

Visit our calendar for the complete range of Services and Adult Education classes we offer. Our weekly Messenger newsletter is also a good resource for staying up to date.

Torah Study Recordings

From Rabbi Botnick's Past Classes

Watch Rabbi Botnick's hour of Torah study recordings focusing on the weekly Parshah.

To view past weeks' classes, click here

Click here for this week's Source Sheet

Fri, January 22 2021 9 Shevat 5781