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Ongoing Education

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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:

Torah n’ Treats
Join us as we explore the writings of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.

Text and Context
Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. Parashat hashavua (weekly Torah portion) with Rabbi Scheff.

Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. A monthly three part series, featuring Rabbi Scheff in October discussing “The Spirituality of Sports”.

Journey Group
Commit to a year of learning texts of practical and spiritual wisdom with Rabbi Drill in a warm circle of congregants.


Jewish Living and Ritual Committee will study keeping or replacing the Yom Kippur afternoon Torah portion at its monthly Wednesday meeting, August 15, 7:30 p.m. The entire community is invited to be part of the study toward Rabbi Scheff's decision for our community.



Intermediate Conversational Hebrew Class, Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. Nominal fee for books. It used to be a Beginner Class but we have advanced!



Pirkei Avot: Join Rabbi Scheff for a monthly discussion of the Ethics of our Fathers. One Sunday morning a month, 9:45 a.m. (Panera Café, Rt. 59, Nanuet, NY).



Study "The Heart of Torah, Essays on the weekly Torah Portion" by Rabbi Shai Held, a weekly informal self-led study group, Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.



For a complete listing of the classes being offered, please visit the Ongoing Education events page or our Calendar.

Sat, March 23 2019 16 Adar II 5779