Enjoy Learning

“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” ―Sydney J. Harris

So, you want to learn Hebrew? Join a book club? Are you looking for Hebrew School for your kids, or for a discussion group for you? You’ve come to the right place.

At Ohev Shalom, we believe a synagogue should be a place where anyone can learn, and that learning is a lifetime pursuit. Our goal is that regardless of your age or previous level of Jewish education, you will find many opportunities to build your knowledge, to broaden your horizons, and to deepen your experience of Judaism.

This mission of our Mispallelim Religious School is to help students build Jewish knowledge, as well as a sense of Jewish community and identity. Mispallelim staff has designed a grade-based curriculum to meet the needs of children from Pre-K (Gan) through Grade 7 (Zayin). The children engage in various of modalities of learning – traditional, project-based, creative expression and movement – designed to engage the whole person: heart, intellect, body/senses and spirit.

At weekly bible classes and Lunch ‘N Learns, our host Rabbi Gerber takes on all manner of Jewish questions, issues and material. Previous Lunch ‘N Learns have focused on such topics as Jewish Assimilation, Jews and Authority, Shavuot, Pesach in a Pandemic and many others, and have featured esteemed guest presenters both from within Ohev and from other organizations. It’s a great way to combine Jewish learning, spirited debate and pizza! Click here to inquire about bible class or Lunch ‘N Learns.

Our library is open to you, and features a great mix of modern literature, historical and theological writing. There truly is something for everyone.  Inquire about our book clubs!

Ohev’s Adult Enrichment Committee provides informative and interesting programs on a wide range of topics throughout the year. AE provides events such as panel discussions, movie nights, Jewish music, and holiday programs.  During the COVID-19 era, the AE committee has helped congregants remain engaged with Jewish learning and culture through our participation in Rising Song Institute (RSI)’s year-long masterclass curriculum, designed to “cultivate Jewish spiritual life through song.”  Our group meets on Zoom, where Rabbi Kelillah Miller leads our group in discussions and practice of that month’s vocal musical piece (nigun), informed by RSI’s materials.