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Lifelong Jewish Learning: Fall Opportunities

 

1.    Thursday, October 19, 11 AM

Book Review: Abraham: The World’s First (but Certainly not Last) Jewish Lawyer/

By Alan Dershowitz

An exploration of Abraham by renowned and controversial Harvard lawyer in which he argues that Abraham was our first and most famous Jewish lawyer.

 

2.    Tuesday, October 24, 7:45 PM a six week minicourse

Davening Boot Camp: Torah reading master class

A class for those who want to learn how to chant Torah – and those who wish to improve their skills.

 

3.    Thursday October 26, 11 AM weekly

Jewish Values in an Age of Choice:

How does Judaism address the challenging ethical questions of our day? What wisdom can we draw from our tradition

 

4.    Wednesday, November 1, 7:45 PM

From Jerusalem to Prague: A summer of Discovery

How Rabbi Greenspan finally found the Golem of Prague, or A slide presentation exploring the rich history and traditions of Jewish Prague.

 

5.    Saturday, November 4th 11:30 Bagels and Berachahs

Steven Gaines, author of One of These Things First

One of These Things First is a wry and poignant reminiscence of a 15 year old Jewish boy in Brooklyn in the early sixties, and his unexpected trajectory

 

6.    Saturday November 11th, 12:30 following Services

Mesilat Yesharim: The Pathway to Spiritual Wholeness

One of the great classics of Jewish literature, Mesilat Yesharim is a handbook for Jewish spirituality and personal growth.

 

7.    Sunday, November 12 –

OJC Trip to the Center for Jewish History

Rachel Lithgow, director of the Center of Jewish History, will take us on a journey back to 1917, a crucial year in Jewish and world history

 

8.    Tuesday, November 14 – monthly

Second Tuesday Cinema – Norman

Norman Oppenheimer's life dramatically changes after the young politician he befriended three years ago becomes Prime Minister of Israel.