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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. Choose one or more classes. See our current class schedule below.

Spring 2018 Schedule

December 31, 2017 – June 27, 2018
All classes are held in English. Entrance fee – 200 NIS pass for 10 sessions | 180 NIS pass for purchase of 2 or more

9:00 am    This Jewish Week

Inspiration for and from the week, using the parasha (Torah reading), mystical understandings of the cycle of time, and the week in Jewish history. Peta Jones Pellach, Director of Education of the Elijah Interfaith Institute

9:00 am.  Rise Up and Walk the Land: A Virtual Tour of Eretz Yisrael

Each week we will “visit” a different location in the Promised Land to see its sites, to learn its history, to understand its unique character and to meet its residents. Peta Jones Pellach, Director of Education of the Elijah Interfaith Institute

9:00 am The Geopolitics of Israel

How does Israel’s geography affect our politics? We’ll look at diverse sources starting with the book of Joshua and up through 1948, 1967 and beyond. We will see where the locations of tension lie and what makes the regions of the country so different from one another. Rabbi Gail Diamond, Former associate director of the Conservative Yeshiva

9:00 am The Living Siddur – Our Continuing Search for Community and Communion

The siddur (prayer book) is the only sacred text that has undergone so many changes over the centuries.  We will take a look at these organic changes to better understand the evolution of prayer and answer the question ‘What does it mean to pray as a Jew?’. Rabbi Sid Slivko, Lecturer and Jewish educator

2:00 pm Hebrew for Hebrew Speakers

Speak Hebrew and increase your vocabulary, by reading and discussing magazine and newspaper articles. Meira Stern-Glick, Ulpan teacher

9:00 am. A Season of Talmud: Tractate Brachot

The study of Talmud, suitable for beginners / intermediate. Rabbi Adam Frank. There will be no charge for this class thanks to the generosity of Rav Adam and Congregation Moreshet Yisrael.

10:30 am The Psalms: Mirror and Window of Life
As we read and analyze psalms, many well known to us, we will seek to understand the text and through it, open a door to possibilities for ourselves. Rabbi Benji Segal