Adult Jewish Education

Tot Shabbat and Veteran Shabbat

November 15, 2019 - 5:45pm - 7:00pm

Hazak at Ohr Kodesh and the Tot Shabbat program will again combine forces to honor and thank Ohr Kodesh veterans for their military service at Shabbat dinner. It is our role and responsibility to ensure that our children understand the importance of the work of our veterans.

Israel Table

November 16, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

November 16, 2019 - 12:15pm - 1:00pm

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

Yiddish Film Series (2019-20)

November 16, 2019 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Ohr Kodesh Salzberg Family Library

7th Annual Lewis Rushefsky Yiddish Film Series

Featuring films of the Yiddish Theatre

Nov. 16, 2019

Dec. 14, 2019

Jan. 11, 2020

(snow cancellation backup date: Jan. 25)

March 7, 2020

All films will begin at 7:30 pm


Talmud Class

November 17, 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

Adult Education class: Tefillah

November 17, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:30am

What are We Doing in Tefilah?

Issues in Jewish Political Tradition

November 19, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Talmud Class - Masechet Shabbat

November 19, 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.  Texts are in Hebrew/Aramaic and English.  Participants include people who have studied Talmud before and people who have not.

Enhancing Biblical Literacy

November 20, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:30am

We will study key biblical passages as identified by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin in Biblical Litreracy. Please bring a tanach.

Biblical Hebrew: Grammar of the Biblical Narrative

November 20, 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.

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