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An Introduction to the Omer

Ongoing Classes at Beit Shalom

Jewish Cycle of the Year - Sam Shnider

Wednesdays 6:30pm-8:00pm- Class is on hold.

A textual, philosophical, spiritual and practical interactive discourse on Jewish sources related to the events and holidays of the Jewish calendar. One of the most treasured aspects of Jewish tradition, a key to opening our minds to a different frame of reference and a different way of experiencing time, the Jewish calendar is an age-old practice that connects Jews throughout the world and rewards further study. What does it teach us today? How can we connect to the events that have come before, and that are about to arrive in the upcoming weeks? Come and join the discussion.


Sam Shnider is a volunteer officiant at Bet Shalom, and a full-time attorney in Wailuku, HI.
He grew up in Israel and studied in the Har Etzyon Yeshiva in Alon Shevut. He has led services in Beersheva and Jerusalem, at Congregation B'nai Avraham in Brooklyn, New York, the Midtown Chabad, New York, Congregation Ohav Zedek in Bayonne New Jersey, and in other places.
He moved to Maui in 2013 where he met and married Moriah Diamond.

Introduction to Kabbalah - Kobi Gil

Tuesdays 6:30 -8:00 PM at Beit Shalom Class is on hold
This class will study the introductory Kabbalah teachings from Yehuda Leib Halevi Ashlag, "Ba'al Hasulam" (1884-1954), spiritual visionary known for his revolutionary commentary on the Zohar, the Sulam ("The Ladder").
Kobi Gil is a long-time Maui resident, originally from Israel, a gifted educator, and business owner. He lives with his wife and son in Kihei.

Jewish Living on One Foot, Intro to Basic Jewish Observance - Shayna Nechama Naveh

Mondays from 3 -4:00 PM at Beit Shalom Class is on hold

There is a common perception that living an observant Jewish life is complicated and difficult. In reality it is quite simple. Topics covered will include living in intention, Shabbat, daily blessings and prayers, Kashrut, and Holidays. Thoughts to contemplate: What is the purpose of Living a Jewish Lifestyle? What does it mean to live in intention? Why do we keep Shabbat? What does it mean to keep Shabbat? Why do we eat kosher food? What does it mean to keep kosher? Why do we pray and say blessings? Who needs the prayer? Why do we celebrate the Jewish holidays?

Shayna “Nechama” Naveh is a Holistic Health/ Energetic Therapy Practitioner, Wellness Counselor and Teacher with a passion for exploring wellness and spirituality from a Jewish perspective. She considers herself a lifelong learner and loves sharing what she has learned with others. She is currently enrolled in a 3 year Spiritual Leadership course taught by Rabbi Haim Ovadia of Torah VeAhava which will prepare her to research and rule on Halakhic questions. Prior to moving to Maui in 2001 she lived in Israel, Alaska, Washington and California.
Thu, January 27 2022 25 Shevat 5782