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Jewish tradition teaches us that the world stands on three things: Torah study, prayer and loving acts of kindness. While we practice all of these values at the OJC, Torah study is at the core of what we do, leading us to more connections, more action, and more commitment.
For our Jewish community, learning is never complete, but is always ongoing. Our synagogue offers a wide variety of topics, formats and times. There is truly something for every congregant to begin or continue a lifetime of learning. Whether you choose a weekly Torah study group, a monthly Ethics course or five minutes of law codes at the end of the Thursday morning minyan, OJC is the place for you to live a life of Torah! It is sometimes intimidating to begin study as an adult. Your rabbis welcome your questions and offer suggestions about the class that might be right for you.
The following are just a sample of the programs being offered in 2013:
“The Observant Life” Lecture and Chevruta Series
Study the Conservative movement’s approach to a range of legal and ethical topics
Study the structure and themes of the Shabbat morning service with Rabbi Drill.
Torah n’ Treats
Join us as we explore the writings of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.
Text and Context
Parashat hashavua (weekly Torah portion) with Rabbi Scheff.
Conversations with Clergy
Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.
A monthly three part series, featuring Rabbi Scheff in October discussing “The Spirituality of Sports”.
Commit to a year of learning texts of practical and spiritual wisdom with Rabbi Drill in a warm circle of congregants.
Women of the Torah
Not for women only! Explore stories of the women of the of Torah with Rabbi Drill.
The Friday Night Lecture Series
A monthly lecture by Dr. Marty Cohen.