Adult Jewish Education

Jews for Exegesis: Midrash Rabba

June 24, 2017 - 12:15pm - 1:00pm

A weekly look at the Medieval commentator Rashi's understanding of the Torah portion of the week, facilitated by Richard Friedman.  "Jews for Exegesis" meets each Shabbat during kiddush at a designated table in the corner of the Social Hall. No prior knowledge is necessary, so grab a nosh and join in on the discussion.

Talmud Class

June 25, 2017 - 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

Tuesdays with Lyle

June 27, 2017 - 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

June 27, 2017 - 8:30pm - 9:30pm

Instructor: Richard Friedman

Twenty Key Jewish Concepts

June 28, 2017 - 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

June 28, 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

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.

Jews for Exegesis: Midrash Rabba

June 24, 2017 - 12:15pm - 1:00pm

A weekly look at the Medieval commentator Rashi's understanding of the Torah portion of the week, facilitated by Richard Friedman.  "Jews for Exegesis" meets each Shabbat during kiddush at a designated table in the corner of the Social Hall. No prior knowledge is necessary, so grab a nosh and join in on the discussion.

Talmud Class

June 25, 2017 - 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

Ohr Kodesh Book Club

July 5, 2017 - 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!

 

Months of July & August, 2017

Jews for Exegesis: Midrash Rabba

June 24, 2017 - 12:15pm - 1:00pm

A weekly look at the Medieval commentator Rashi's understanding of the Torah portion of the week, facilitated by Richard Friedman.  "Jews for Exegesis" meets each Shabbat during kiddush at a designated table in the corner of the Social Hall. No prior knowledge is necessary, so grab a nosh and join in on the discussion.

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