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Discover Judaism

Strengthen Your Jewish Spirituality or Study for Conversion Discover Judaism starts Sunday, August 28th, with Senior Rabbi Aaron D. Rubinger (10:15am-11:15am) & Hebrew Teacher Akiva Anderson (11:30am-12:15pm) This 16-week course explores the essence of Jewish faith from a progressive Conservative perspective and incorporates the study of Hebrew.  Learn About: Jewish Customs & Rituals, Jewish Holidays, History of Judaism, Kosher Dietary Laws, Jewish Sacred Texts & More. For more information or to register, contact Meryl at  

Adult Conservative Yeshiva

Every year and each semester new and different core courses are offered by Senior Rabbi Aaron Rubinger and Rabbi David Kay. Other classes are smaller and may focus either on particular subject such as Jewish Literature or Jewish Mysticism or on texts from the Hebrew Bible, Midrash, or Talmud. Courses are often taught twice a week – once in the evening and once during day time hours to enable people with different schedules to enjoy these high quality courses. The Adult Conservative Yeshiva is made possible through the Sager Fund and is open to the community. For more information contact the COS office.

Adult B’nei Mitzvah

This is an 18 month course of study for those adults who would like to celebrate becoming Bar or Bat Mitzvah. The course includes Hebrew, classic Jewish texts, synagogue skills, reading and chanting Torah and Haftarah. The students master all synagogue skills and the course culminates with the students becoming Bar or Bat Mitzvah on a Shabbat weekend.

Mondays at 1

This three to six week series of day time classes explore aspects of Jewish life, lore and meaning. Previous topics have included “Gender and Judaism,” “Introduction to Islam for Jews,” and “Jewish End-Times.” This course is taught by Rabbi David Kay. Classes are open to the community. For more information contact the COS office.

Friday Night Learning Series

This award winning program takes place every Friday night during the traditional Kabbalat Shabbat service in lieu of a sermon. A new series begins each year and is taught by Senior Rabbi Aaron Rubinger and Rabbi David Kay. The current topic is “Treasures of Siddur Lev Shalem", an exploration of our new prayer book.

Dr. Edward S Ackerman Scholar in Residence

The Dr. Edward S. Ackerman Scholar in Residence Fund was established in his memory by his family to bring quality educational programs to Congregation Ohev Shalom and the community. COS serves as host to a scholar over at least one Shabbat each year. Interesting visiting speakers and topics draw members of the community to Ohev Shalom for this exciting program.


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