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Ohr Kodesh Adult Education programs offer many learning opportunities for our members and the community.

Topics include Talmud, Biblical Literacy, Conversational Hebrew, Israeli Current Events, Israeli Poetry and Jewish-Themed Fiction and Non-Fiction.  All classes welcome new participants.

In addition, various lectures, single-session programs, and mini courses are scheduled throughout the year addressing current events and social issues.

Please consult the calendar for specific dates and meeting linksClass Schedule

Currently Class Offerings Include:

Havrei Moshe Talmud Class-Masechet Shabbat (formerly Tuesday Talmud Class)   Tuesdays at 8:30 PM
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.

Formerly the Tuesday Talmud class, it was renamed in memory of a long-time dedicated participant, Murray Rottenberg a"h, Moshe Ze'ev. For further information, contact Richard Friedman

Jews for Exegesis: Rashbam's Commentary on the Torah Portion
Saturdays, during Kiddush (When Outdoor Services are in Session)
An in-depth and lively exploration of the weekly Torah portion.                           For further information, contact Richard Friedman.

Hazak Class with Rabbi Helfand:Controversial Issues in Halakhah     (Jewish Law)
Thursdays at 11:00 AM                                                                                                              Over the course of the fall and winter, we'll explore how the Jewish legal system originated as we prepare to wrestle with the latest and greatest halachic (Jewish law) issues. A few of the topics we will study include the permissibility of using artificial intelligence (e.g. electric/self-driving cars on Shabbat), the kosher status of genetically engineered meat, Jewish views on computer/internet privacy, medical ethics, and more.

Wed, December 7 2022 13 Kislev 5783