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Adult Education

Adult Education at OT includes classes, lectures, and seminars that enrich the Jewish culture of our adult members. We invite you to check out our ongoing and upcoming classes, and special events below.

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Ongoing Classes

OT offers adult programs throughout the year. There is no fee unless specified. New students are welcome to join most continuing classes at any time.

Mishnah Study with Rabbi Kalender, Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30am. Gather each Wednesday morning to discuss the first Jewish law code. Join this lively group as we consider this core text for Jewish ethics, ritual, and theology. No prior knowledge necessary, and the English translation is provided. New students are welcome to join at any time throughout the year. Email Rabbi Kalender to be added to his class list so you can receive the class materials and Zoom link to participate.

Torah Study Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Kalender, Thursdays, 12:00pm. Join Rabbi Kalender on Thursdays for a weekly lunch and learn Torah study to supplement your Shabbat observance. Email Rabbi Kalender to be added to his class list so you can receive the Zoom link to participate.

Upcoming Classes

Us and Them: What Does Text Teach Us About How to Treat People Who Aren’t Members of the Tribe? Fridays, April 9-23, 10:00-11:00am. The Jewish people have always existed among other nations and our text is filled with tales and laws about interacting with “others.” We’ll take a look at many of the ways our text teaches us how to live alongside, welcome, defend ourselves from, and fight alongside other peoples. Led by Debra Beland Ackerman. Register here.

So You Want to Talk About Race Social Action book discussion, Sundays, April 18, May 23, June 13, 4:00-6:00pm. We invite you to begin or continue on your personal racial equity learning journey by participating in a three-part facilitated book discussion of So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo. Together we will practice having open and honest conversations about policies and practices that perpetuate racial and social inequities. Facilitated by Judith Cabelli and Beverly Moses. Register here.

JTS Evening of Learning: Racial Justice and Jewish Values, Sunday, May 2, 6:30pm. Please join us for the seventh annual Evening of Learning, an opportunity to study in-depth with JTS’s renowned scholars. Study sessions will explore a range of subjects including racism and reparations, Abraham Joshua Heschel’s teachings on racial justice, and race and reproductive justice. Click here to learn more.

World of Hope Golf Tournament, October 19, 2021

The 26th Annual World of Hope Golf Tournament, co-sponsored by Capital Caring, is a day of fun, good deeds and golf. Tournament proceeds benefit the Rabbi Itzhaq M. Klirs Adult Education Fund and Capital Caring, so play, volunteer, donate or sponsor! Click here to learn more.


Co-Chairs Sharyn Stahl and Ellen Katkin

Wed, September 22 2021 16 Tishrei 5782