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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.

IsraelNews with Mala, Tuesdays, 9:30-10:15am. Make yourself a cup of Israeli nachle (coffee) and join on Zoom to hear some Israeli local news from an Israeli! Israeli culture, food, education, and other interesting news talk with Israelis! Register here.

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.

Torah Study Lunch and Learn, 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 the class list.

Talmud Study with Rabbi Bedo, Fridays, 10:00am. The Zoom link and texts will be sent to everyone on the class list. Email Rabbi Bedo to be added to the class list.

Upcoming Classes

Israel as a Miracle with Mala Hod, Wednesday, December 1, 7:30pm in-person. Join our shlicha, Mala, to learn about different perspectives on the miracle of Chanukah through the Zionist movement in this adult education class. Register here.

Book Discussion: On Rockingham Street by David Kuney, Wednesday, December 8, 7:15pm in-person and livestream. Author David Kuney joins us to discuss his memoir about the assimilation of Eastern European Jewish immigrants into the culture of Southern suburbia in the 1950s and 60s. His book explores why we are Jewish and whether the education of Jewish youth by the modern American synagogue is adequate to maintain Judaism as a distinctive and meaningful voice. Register here.

ScholarStream 5782, series throughout the year. We are excited to sponsor the Conservative Movement's ScholarStream learning opportunities throughout 5782. Scholarstream 5782 features three distinct arcs of learning that stand alone or flow into each other. Cultivating Our Relationships (series 1 & 2), Defining Our Sacred Spaces (series 3, 4, and 5), and Renewing Our Resilience (series 6, 7, and 8) will offer an exploration of who we are, where we are in relation to others, and how we move forward in this complicated world. Check out all the fantastic classes throughout the year and register here. To register for free, enter coupon code OlamTikvah21 under Event Fees, then click Apply.

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

Mon, November 29 2021 25 Kislev 5782