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Project Oded: Continuing Education

The Jack and Sue Becker Project Oded Continuing Education Program

We are a “Beit Midrash” for those seeking on-going studies in a responsive, open, and co-educational community. The study of traditional Jewish texts is pursued in a warm congenial, intellectually stimulating environment, with a “Klal Yisrael” perspective and respect for different Jewish lifestyles and ideas. Our goal is Jewish literacy! Our subjects include a wide selection of contemporary and classical topics. Our classes meet daily Sunday through Thursday. Classes are ongoing so that students may join us at any time throughout the year. Choose one or more classes. See our current class schedule below.

General information

  • The Monday Evening Forum meets throughout the year.
  • The Oded reading room and library is available after classes.
  • Cost: 10 NIS Per Class (unless noted otherwise).
  • A contribution to Project Oded is a great gift idea!

Class schedule

From September 8, 2013

Classes are on-going so you may join us any time. Language of instruction is English. Join us each morning for coffee before class. For the vacation schedule, see below.


4:45 – 5:45 p.m.
A Page of Talmud
Dr. Pesach Schindler


9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Rabbi Nachman of Bratzlav’s Stories: Strange, Mystical and Captivating Stories with Hidden Meaning
Rabbi Mordechai Silverstein

10:45 – 12:15 p.m.
The Jewish Contribution to Civilization and Culture: Exploring The Fields Of Music, Literature And The Visual Arts – Asking The Eternal Question – ‘What Makes It Jewish?’
Peta Jones Pellach

8:00 p.m.
Monday Evening Forum: weekly lecture series
Guest Lecturers throughout the year (20 NIS)


9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
The Minor Prophets
Rabbi Gail Diamond

10:45 – 12:15 p.m.
Torah Portion of the Week
Rabbi Edward S. Romm


9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
From God’s Mouth? The Evolution of the Oral Law from Talmud through Modern Times
Rabbi Sid Slivko

10:45 a.m.
Capital Cities of the Bible Series: Jerusalem, Samaria, Lachish & Megiddo
Dr. Stephen Rosenberg

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Hebrew for Hebrew Speakers: Practice speaking Hebrew & build up your vocabulary by reading and discussing articles.
Meira Stern-Glick

6:15 p.m.
Consensus: Programs in the Russian Language
Coordinated by Yosef Begun


9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
A Page of Talmud
Dr. Pesach Schindler

10:45 a.m.
Oded Library & Reading Room available

Vacation Schedule 5774

There are no classes on the following:

  • Sukkot Vacation: Wednesday, Sept. 18 – Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013
  • Purim Vacation: Sunday & Monday, March 16-17, 2014
  • Pesach Vacation: Sunday, April 13 – Tuesday, April 22, 2014
  • Israel Independence Vacation: Monday & Tuesday, May 5- 6, 2014
  • Jerusalem Day Vacation: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
  • Shavuot Vacation: Tuesday & Wednesday, June 3-4, 2013