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About the Rubinger Adult Learning Institute

Congregation Ohev Shalom is proud to offer a variety of adult learning opportunities designed to bring life to your Judaism and meaning to your life. 

On the occasion of the congregation’s 100th anniversary celebration in 2018, the Rubinger Adult Learning Institute was named in honor of our esteemed Rabbi Emeritus Aaron D. Rubinger, whose passion for teaching Jewish theology, history, literature, and culture has engaged and inspired COS members since the beginning of his tenure in 1990, and continues today.
 

Happening NOW in Adult Education...

 

Learn Torah Trope

Interested in reading Torah during Shabbat Services? Learn Trope with Cantor Weber! Open to COS Members with Basic or Beginner Hebrew Reading Skills.

 

 
 

Shabbat Learning Opportunities

 
 
Whether you are new to Jewish prayer, or you want to gain a deeper understanding of the  prayers we recite during the Shabbat morning service, join us for "Exploring Prayer: A Deep Dive into the Siddur!"
 
Learn with us monthly on Saturday mornings at 9:45am.
 
You've read these stories before, and you think you know what they are all about.... but do you know what the Sages had to say about these stories?? Join us for Bible Stories You Thought You Knew and learn about some of the weird and wild Midrashic tales that will give you an entirely different perspective on the stories in the Hebrew Bible.  These are the stories that you never learned in Sunday School!
 
 
 

Wheel of Learning Series!

Wheel of Learning will feature 12 new & exciting topics- and each session will be in a different location, with a different teacher! What's coming up next? Only the wheel knows! Please join us March 20th for "Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean" taught by Doug Berkowitz!

 

 
 

Upcoming Adult Education and Engagement Events:

All Events

 

New Spring Learning Series: Timely Insights, Timeless Wisdom

ONLINE | MONDAYS, JANUARY 22 TO MAY 20, 1:00–2:30 P.M. ET
Join JTS’s renowned faculty to explore their current scholarly work and greatest passions. Scholars will expose us to new ideas and insights on a wide breadth of topics, including teaching Israel on campus, Russian and Ukrainian attitudes toward Israel and Jews, Judaism and mental health, law and morality in the Talmud, JTS's rare manuscript collection, images of the divine in Kabbalah, and much more. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 
 

Shared Scripture, Divided Faiths

 ONLINE  |  6 MONDAYS: FEBRUARY 5, 12, 26, MARCH 4, 11 AND 18, 7:30 P.M. ET
What can the Jewish and Christian traditions of biblical commentary show us about the possibilities of overcoming mistrust and hatred through the study of sacred texts? A new online course with Dr. Robert Harris. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 
 

JTS Podcast: The Evolution of Torah

Join Rabbi Marcus Modechai Schwartz for an introduction to the history and evolution of Torah in 2 seasons of short form podcasts  (10 - 20 minutes per episode).  Subscribe to the podcast or listen on the website. Click Here.

JTS Podcast: Both/And: 250 Years of Conservative Judaism in 80 Minutes

Learn how Conservative Judaism became what it is today in this accessible mini-series adaptation of Chancellor Emeritus  Arnold Eisen’s semester-long course for JTS students.  Subscribe to the podcast or listen on the website. Click Here.

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