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

Class schedule from September 4,  2017 – December 27, 2017

The Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center of United Synagogue is pleased to announce the FALL 2017 course offerings, beginning on September 4.
Please note, that as of this Fall, we will be instituting a new, streamlined payment policy. It will support two payment options.
(1) Purchase a “Pass of 10” sessions for 200 NIS (each class = 20 NIS) which can be used for any of the classes in session.
(2) Pay ‘In Full’ for a course or multiple courses at a discounted rate (each class = 18 NIS), based on the number of sessions of each class.
Below is the list of courses and full tuition prices.
Time Teacher Course
In Full
Price with Pass
Peta Jones Pellach Rise Up and Walk
the Land
288 NIS 320 NIS
Peta Jones Pellach This Jewish Week 288 NIS 320 NIS
Rabbi Gail Diamond The Geopolitics of Israel 288 NIS 320 NIS
Wednesday 9:00 Rabbi Sid Slivko The Living Siddur 270 NIS 300 NIS
Wednesday 14:00 Meira Stern-Glick Hebrew for Hebrew Speakers 270 NIS 300 NIS
For any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Elyse Kruger at 02-625-6386 or

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, both present-day and from the past.   Peta Jones Pellach, Director of Education of the Elijah Interfaith Institute

10:45 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

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 DiamondFormer 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