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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 | Upcoming Classes | Golf Tournament | Previous Classes

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.

Short Story Discussion Series, Tuesdays, 11:00am. Join a lively literary discussion without committing to read a novel. Click here to sign up. Choose the stories that interest you or sign up for the entire series! Want to lead a discussion of your favorite short story? Email Erin Dreyfuss to become a discussion leader.

Upcoming Classes

Elijah: The Man, The Myth, The Legend with Steve Kerbel, Fridays, October 16-December 11 (excluding November 27), 9:30-10:30am. Elijah is a central figure in the Book of Kings, but the mythology and legends surrounding his life extend way beyond those of any other Biblical prophet. We will start with the Biblical texts describing Elijah's life's work, and then explore the developing sources that bring him to our Passover Seders, Brit Milah ceremonies, and even Camden Yards. Click here to register.

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, April 27, 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.

Previous Classes

Click the class titles below to watch some of our past class offerings.

Elijah: The Man, the Myth, the Legend, Fridays, October 16-December 11

Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Religious Freedom, Sunday, November 29


Co-Chairs Sharyn Stahl and Ellen Katkin

Fri, December 4 2020 18 Kislev 5781