Adult Jewish Education

Enhancing Biblical Literacy

October 23, 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

October 23, 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.

Conversational Hebrew with Hagar

October 23, 2019 - 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

Hebrew Table

October 26, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Do you speak Hebrew? Join our Sh’lichah Hagar during Kiddush and practice your skills.

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

October 26, 2019 - 12:15pm - 1:00pm

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

Talmud Class

October 27, 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

Israeli Poetry (Adult Education class)

October 27, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:30am

We will read and discuss Israeli poetry from the early 1900’s to the present (when possible, in both Hebrew and English). We will examine the lives of the individual poets, their poems, and the historical context in which they were written.  Through this process, we will attempt to better understand the history of Israel as reflected in its poetry. The poetry selections will be available in advance on the table outside the Main Sanctuary. Copies may also be obtained by contacting me directly, Knowledge of Hebrew is not required. 

Rosh Chodesh Program

October 27, 2019 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Rosh Chodesh Program

Rosh Chodesh programs are generally scheduled one Sunday each month in proximity to the actual date of Rosh Chodesh.  They typically take place in private homes.  All are welcome!


Tuesdays with Lyle

October 29, 2019 - 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

October 29, 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.

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