This Week, Jan. 1 and Upcoming Events

Dear Ohev Tzedek Congregants and Friends:

Ohev Tzedek will be enhancing Shabbat Services with a different weekly focus and experience. We hope you enjoy the change in pace. The services will be as follows:
1st Saturday: Traditional Service
2nd Saturday: Birkat Hachodesh Shevat – Teaching Service (Psalms, etc.)
3rd Saturday: Shortened Service (10:30 am)
4th Saturday: Shabbat Shira v Shabbat HaYam (Musical)

All those interested in leading services are invited to a short organizational meeting on January 10 @ 6:30 pm regarding cantorial classes. Contact the office or RSVP by Monday Jan. 8 if you are interested.

Come celebrate the New Year for Trees! A Tu B’Shevat Seder will be held immediately following services on Saturday, January 27. Please RSVP to the office by Tues., Jan 23.

Have an amazing week. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Shalom and Happy New Year!


Participants are needed for the musical, Shabbat by the Rabbis. Rehearsals for English and Hebrew songs will be needed prior to the January 27th performance. Please reach out to Sandy Kessler or the office if you are interested.

Ohev Tzedek’s Monthly Meetings & Services

When: Jan. 18 @ 7:30 am
Where: Ohev Tzedek
Services are on the 3rd Thursday of each month. However, if you need a Minyan for a yahrzeit on any day, please call the office and we will try to make arrangements

When: Jan. 17 @ 6 pm
Where: Susan Mostov House
All women are invited to join the potluck celebrations of the new month and the life as a Jewish women.
Please RSVP to the Ohev Tzedek office by Monday, January 15.

When: Jan. 10 @ 7pm
Where: Ohev Tzedek
The Board of Directors meets monthly to discuss the management and regular maintenance the Shul and its activities.
Co-President: Francie Yarwood
Co-President: Neil Yutkin

JCC Cultural Arts

Adult Jewish Learning Course

Jewish Educator, Matan Norany, will share his knowledge of the Jewish world from his unique point of view. Our studies will cover life dilemmas, family and interpersonal relationships and many more interesting topics. Matan is a Judaic and Hebrew teacher at Akiva Academy. The studies will cover life dilemmas, family and interpersonal relationships and many more interesting topics.

Wed., January 10 – April 25 (No classes on Feb. 14, 28 & Apr. 4) | 5:30-6:30 p.m.
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Lunch & Learn: Hope in Prison; Reflections on Research and Volunteering at a Prison TV Channel
The Hope Channel, a television station whose content is filmed and edited by inmates, provides 35 hours of original content per week in prisons in Northeast Ohio. Professor Robison will provide reflections on her experiences with The Hope Channel. She has conducted focus groups with media team and audience members to better understand the ways that hope is created through The Hope Channel.

Fri., Jan. 12 | 12:00 – 1:30 p.m
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Youngstown Area Jewish Federation-Israel’s 70th Anniversary Speaker Series: Black and Zionist: Intersectionality and the BDS Movement

Hear the fascinating life story of Pro-Israel activist Chloé Simone Valdary. Valdary will discuss how she learned about the parallels between Black South Africans and Ashkenazi Jews in Europe. She will also answer questions about Black Lives Matter and its anti-Israel stance. This event is underwritten and sponsored by ZOA.

Tues., Jan. 23 | 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
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