JTS Evening of Learning, Sunday, May 19, 5:00pm at B’nai Israel Congregation in Rockville. Explore this year’s topic “What do we mean by ‘God?’” with Jewish Theological Seminary’s renowned faculty.
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, 9:15-10:15am. 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 used. New students are welcome to join at any time throughout the year.
Talmud Study with Rabbi Ravski, Sundays, 6:45-8:00pm. Navigate the Talmudic thought process in Tractate Avodah Zarah, one of the most controversial sections of the Talmud. Avodah Zara (idol worship) was seen as an active denial of God and God's power. Through the construction of laws, the text explores the limits and boundaries of relationships between Jews and the larger ancient world in which they lived. The English translation will be used and copies of the text will be provided. If you would like to purchase your own volume, we will use the Koren-Steinsaltz edition of the Talmud, Tractate Avodah Zarah/Horayot (volume 32 of the whole series). New students are welcome to join at any time throughout the year.
Beginning Hebrew taught by Karyn Selko, Thursdays, 6:30-8:00pm. Are you ready to take the next step in your Hebrew skills? Our new Beginning Hebrew class is just for you! Focusing on skills like decoding, reading, and comprehension, this class will help you on your way to fluency in Biblical Hebrew. Tuition is $150 per year. To register, please contact Melissa Benson.
Modern Conversational Hebrew taught by Efrat Moses, Thursdays, 6:30-8:00pm. Students in this class meet weekly to read, speak, and write Modern Hebrew. The class is focused on expanding vocabulary and fluency. Tuition is $240 per year. For questions or to register, please contact Melinda Roth.
Shabbat Dinner and Study Group Newcomers always welcome! Join us at a congregant's home each month to welcome Shabbat and enjoy a delicious potluck fish/dairy meal. Discussions include the weekly Torah portion, a book of the Tanach, holiday topics, and contemporary themes. No Hebrew knowledge or previous Torah study experience is necessary. Our dynamic multigenerational group draws singles and couples, families with kids, older members, long-time members, new members, and people with a range of knowledge levels. Contact Eric Rothberg for more information and to get on our email list.