Adult Jewish Education

Israel Table w/Hagar

February 23, 2019 - 12:15pm - 1:15pm

Jews for Exegesis: Rashbam's Commentary on the Torah Portion

February 23, 2019 - 12:15pm - 1:00pm

Jews for Exegesis: Rashbam's Commentary on the Torah Portion
Facilitator: Richard Friedman
Date: Saturdays, Shabbat during kiddush

Talmud Class

February 24, 2019 - 8:00am - 8:45am

Led by Rabbi Lyle Fishman each Sunday, the class uses the Hebrew text of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz and discusses the material in English, and thereby investigates the thinking of the Rabbis of the Mishnah and Talmud (200 BCE-500 CE). New students are welcome.

For more information, contact Rabbi Fishman: RAVLAF [at] OhrKodesh [dot] org

Annual Chevra Kadisha Brunch

February 24, 2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Cantor Hinda Labovitz will speak on "Music in Jewish Death Rites: History and Practical Applications"

We welcome all; members of Ohr Kodesh Congregation, spouses and guests. There is no fee to attend, but in order to ensure sufficient food, please RSVP by Friday, February 15.

To RSVP, ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.  Please email Mickey Feinberg for walk-ins registration.

For more information contact Miriam Feinberg: 301-565-0762 or MMFeinberg

Issues in Jewish Political Tradition

February 26, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Talmud Class - Masechet Shabbat

February 26, 2019 - 8:30pm - 9:30pm

Instructor: Richard Friedman

This class focuses on the text of the Talmud -- what it says and how it says it. Discussions are lively, and range from legal details to the theology of commandments.  All questions are fair; no belief is assumed except that study of Torah is worthwhile.  In mid-August we will be at the beginning of chapter 7 of Masechet (Tractate) Shabbat, on page 67b.    Texts are in Hebrew/Aramaic and English.  Participants include people who have studied Talmud before and people who have not.

Twenty Key Jewish Concepts

February 27, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Rabbi Lyle Fishman will teach an ongoing class in key Jewish concepts on Wednesday mornings from 10:00-11:00 AM. He will devote two class sessions to each of 15 - 20 essentials of Judaism. Study will include the ideas of covenant/brit, redemption and reward and punishment, among others.  The class will read short essays on the chosen topics in the volume Contemporary Jewish Religious Thought, edited by Paul Mendes-Flohr and Arthur Cohen, supplemented with primary source material in translation. 

Biblical Hebrew: Grammar of the Biblical Narrative

February 27, 2019 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Classes facilitated by Rabbi Lyle Fishman.

Several Ohr Kodesh members and their friends expressed interest in learning to translate passages from the Bible.  Click here to listen to audio recordings of past sessions.

Conversational Hebrew with Hagar

February 27, 2019 - 1:45pm - 2:45pm

Improve your Hebrew and discuss daily topics using conversation and games. Contact Hagar for more info at hnetser [at] ohrkodesh [dot] org

Guide for the Perplexed: Israeli Elections in 2019

February 27, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Didn't know that there was an election taking place in 2019?  Well, there is ... in Israel.  On April 9, 2019, Israelis will go to the polls and cast their votes.  What will they be voting for and why?

Learn more about the design of the Israeli election system, familiarize yourself with the various political parties and issues, discover the scandals that have embroiled Prime Ministers and Presidents, etc., and check out the current issues of the day.

This will be a three-part series:

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