Adult Jewish Education

(Jews for Exegesis will NOT meet on this Shabbat)

October 20, 2018 - 12:15pm - 1:00pm

Talmud Class

October 21, 2018 - 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

Book Club: A Holocaust Survivor's Story

October 21, 2018 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Sponsored by The Ohr Kodesh Book Club

Special: Sunday, October 21 @ 11:00 am: "Imi; A lifetime in the Days of the Family Mandel" by Terry Fred Horowitz.  

Rabin Memorial Day - 25th anniversary of the Oslo Accords

October 21, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Oslo Is Dead, Long Live Oslo - commemorating Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin

Issues in Jewish Political Tradition

October 23, 2018 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Talmud Class - Masechet Shabbat

October 23, 2018 - 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

October 24, 2018 - 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

October 24, 2018 - 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 Netser

October 24, 2018 - 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

Class: Approaching the End of Life: Ethical Considerations for Families (Part 2)

October 24, 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Approaching the End of Life: Ethical Considerations for Families

Facilitated by Bob Gerwin & Linda Kuzmack

(This is the second session of a three-part class.)

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