Hannukat Ha’Lev: Inaugurating the Heart

Monthly Class Led by Philip Angel

On the last Shabbat of each month, Philip Angel will lead a class following kiddush focused on the liturgical texts that we most often sing and say. 

Along with an occasional mindfulness exercise, our discussions will include a literary and grammatical analysis of the Hebrew sources texts which is intended to be both accessible and provocative.

Philip is excited to help create more options for adult learning in our community and especially the opportunity to talk and reflect on how prayer is important to our lives. 

This monthly kiddush and learning series is sponsored in loving memory of Philip’s son Avraham Hanoch Levy Angel, nicknamed Lev.

If you would like to support this and other FJC learning in memory of Avraham Hanoch Levy Angel, donate to our Learning Fund.


Class Dates and Topics (2023)
(Class takes place after Shabbt Kiddush unless otherwise noted)
January 28th – Birchot Ha’Shachar 
February 25th – Pesukei d’Zimrah Aleph 
March 25th – Pesukei d’Zimrah Beth
April 29th –  Pesukei d’Zimrah Gimel
May 20 (Shabbat before Shavuot) –  Blessings before Kriat Shema
June 24th – Kriat Shema
July 29th – Blessings after Kriat Shema
August 26th – Weekday Amidah
September 30th (Sukkot Day 1) – Shabbat Amidah
October 28th – Torah Service
November 25th – Musaf Shabbat
December 30th – Ein Keloheinu & Aleinu