Adult Education

Classes that receive a minimum of eight registrants will begin in May. Each is designed to be approximately 10 sessions. Some classes may require a text to be purchased in addition to the registration fee of $50/class. Unless otherwise noted, all will be held at Ohev Tzedek. All of the classes are open to the entire Jewish community.

  • The Amidah – Using Rabbi Hoffman’s excellent volume in the My People’s Prayer Book series as a guide, we will explore this core prayer to discuss tefilla, Jewish prayer, as a whole, and how Jews have ever understood our ongoing, evolving relationship with G-d.
  • Star Shlep: The Next Generation – Using Jewish science fiction/fantasy as the starship, we will explore the farthest reaches of the galaxy of issues of Jewish identity, survival, and development. We are currently reading the novel The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker. There is still time to join the class for our next novel, Snow in August by Pete Hamill, scheduled to begin at the beginning of June. This class will continue to meet Thursday nights at 7.


Past Classes

  • Star Shlep
  • The Sh’ma and Its Blessings
  • News, Booze, Chews, and Shmooze
  • Kashrut: The Hows and Whys
  • An Introduction to Jewish Process Theology
  • Introductory Hebrew