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