Adult Jewish Education

Tuesdays with Lyle

December 11, 2018 - 12:15pm - 1:15pm

Rabbi Lyle Fishman teaches a class on Tuesdays at 12:15 PM at Arnold and Porter, LLC, 601 Massachusetts Avenue in Washington, DC.

(It alternates weeks with another Tuesday class; Issues in Jewish Political Traditions at 10:00 AM at Ohr Kodesh Congregation.)

Talmud Class - Masechet Shabbat

December 11, 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

December 12, 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

December 12, 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

December 12, 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

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

December 15, 2018 - 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 (2018-19)

December 15, 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Ohr Kodesh Salzberg Family Library

Sixth Annual Lewis Rushefsky Yiddish Film Series

Featuring films of the Yiddish Theatre


November 17, 2018  7:30 pm 

God, Man and Devil Got, Mentsch un Taybl

"... an all-star version of Jacob Gordin's God, Man and Devil was likely the costliest production of Seiden's career, and, thanks to his choice of material, also the best." - J. Hoberman, Bridge of LIght

A wager between God and Satan has dire consequences in this allegory based on the play by Jacob Gordin about the material world's false promises. Beware when money sounds sweeter than music, it cautions; those who win lotteries stand to lose all, including their spiritual treasures, families, communities and religion.                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Talmud Class

December 16, 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

Russian Jewry in 2018: What’s New?

December 17, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Russian Jewry in 2018: What’s new?

Issues in Jewish Political Tradition

December 18, 2018 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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