Adult Jewish Education

Hadassah: Arlene P. Steinberg Memorial Lecture

April 26, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

The Anne F. and Julius Schlezinger Memorial Law Day Lecture

April 28, 2018 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Sexual Harassment

presented by

Rabbi Aviva Richman


Rabbi Aviva Richman is a faculty member at the Hadar Institute in Manhattan, and a doctoral candidate in rabbinics at New York University as a Wexner Fellow.  She was also a fellow at the Cardozo Center for Jewish Law.

She has taught at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, and has been an invited scholar at Limmud in the UK, New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, and is a past Rosh Kollel of the Bet Midrash at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin. 

She studied in the Pardes Kollel and the Drisha Scholars' Circle and received private ordination from Rabbi Daniel Landes. 

Particular interests include Halakhah, and gender and sexuality in Judaism.

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

April 28, 2018 - 12:15pm - 1:00pm

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

Talmud Class

April 29, 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

Pledge 30: Agnon’s Short Stories

April 29, 2018 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Facilitated by Bob Gerwin; bbgerwin [at] gmail [dot] com

A discussion of Agnon’s short stories.

December 3                 The Fable of the Goat

January 7                     The Kerchief

Tuesdays with Lyle

May 1, 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 - Tractate Sukkah

May 1, 2018 - 8:30pm - 9:30pm

Instructor: Richard Friedman

Twenty Key Jewish Concepts

May 2, 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. 

Ohr Kodesh Book Club

May 2, 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

The Ohr Kodesh Book Club meets monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at 12:00 noon at Ohr Kodesh (in the Salzberg Family Library).

Books selections are chosen by the club's members, alternating fiction and non-fiction every other month, and are generally limited to books no longer than 400 pages in length. New participants will be welcomed!



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