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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...


"People of the Book" Summer Book Club

People of the Book returns- the 11th annual summer reading program at Ohev Shalom! This year, join us in reading "The Jewish World of Alexander Hamilton" by Andrew Porwancher, with discussions on Shabbat at Kiddush lunch! 
All are Welcome, Join us for these sessions at COS:
June 22 - Intro & Chapter 1
July 6 - Chapters 2 & 3
July 20 - Chapters 4 & 5
Aug 3 - Chapters 6 & 7
Aug 17 - Chapter 8 & Epilogue

Wheel of Learning

Wheel of Learning is a new topic and a new location every month, where you can learn something fun & new about Judaism! The COS Wheel of Learning will return in the fall with all new topics!

Bible Stories You Thought You Knew

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 for a very different perspective on the stories from the Hebrew Bible.  BSYTYK is on hiatus for the summer and will return in September.

Exploring Prayer: A Deep Dive into the Siddur!

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.  On Summer Hiatus. 

Upcoming Adult Education and Engagement Events:

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Learn With JTS: Online Summer 2024

9 exciting online sessions led by a distinguished group of JTS Alumni, Free of charge!
Class Schedule: 
June 17: Jews in the American Political and Public Square
June 24: Religious Misconceptions:  American Jews and the Politics of Abortion
July 1: Judaism is About Love
July 8: X Troop:  The Secret Jewish Commandos Who Helped Defeat the Nazis
July 15: Zionism and Antisemitism on Campus and Beyond
July 22: American Jewish-Evangelical Interfaith Relations and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
July 29: Innovations in Ritual and Halakhah (Law) Around Jewish Divorce
August 5: Rabbi, Will You Do Our Wedding? New Approaches to Working with Interfaith Couples
August 12: A New Understanding of Betzelem Elohim:  Biblical Text Through the Lens of Disability Studies

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.

Sat, June 22 2024 16 Sivan 5784