Study

10 minutes can help you glean a new insight, explore a different perspective, or learn something brand new. Take a look at these offerings-- you'll find everything from independent text study to video drashes and group study times. This High Holiday season, a little more knowledge goes a long way!  

Simchat Torah provides a capstone of the Holiday season with a boisterous celebration of the completion of reading the Torah and the beginning of a new cycle.  In anticipation of this happy holiday, and modeled off of Project 929, we have arranged a communal dash through the entire Torah (called project 180+7 because the Torah contains 187 chapters and 180+7 is a cool name that evokes two numbers with Judaic significance).  

 

With gratitude to Josh Wilkenfeld for facilitating the project, we are pleased to present this beautiful reflection from the Ohr Kodesh community. 

Every morning at 8 am, you'll get a fabulous email with all kinds of insights from guest darshans, program highlights, and activities in our family corner. Check out past emails and episodes here.

Maybe you're used to a Seder in the spring? Well, a Rosh Hashanah Seder is just the thing to inspire your fall! Check out this guide to good omens at the RH table, along with three study sheets to help elevate your conversation this season. More details...

Our very own Ravlaf, Rabbi Lyle A Fishman, has recorded his divrei Torah in advance of Rosh Hashana. Take a peek at these inspirational words:

Rosh Hashana Day 1: Racial Injustice in America

Rosh Hashana Day 2: Toward Racial Justice in America

 
 

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  • S'fat Emet on Sukkot (with Richard Friedman)
    S'fat Emet on Sukkot (with Richard Friedman)
    Zoom
    Oct 08, 2020, 8:45 PM – Oct 09, 2020, 12:45 AM
    Zoom
    If you're looking for a study opportunity that's different, challenging, and short, check out these 5 Hebrew-text-based classes with OKC's regular "Jews for Exegesis" teacher. Come to just one or come to all 5!
  • S'fat Emet on Sukkot (with Richard Friedman)
    S'fat Emet on Sukkot (with Richard Friedman)
    Zoom
    Oct 07, 2020, 8:45 PM – Oct 08, 2020, 12:45 AM
    Zoom
    If you're looking for a study opportunity that's different, challenging, and short, check out these 5 Hebrew-text-based classes with OKC's regular "Jews for Exegesis" teacher. Come to just one or come to all 5!
  • S'fat Emet on Sukkot (with Richard Friedman)
    S'fat Emet on Sukkot (with Richard Friedman)
    Zoom
    Oct 06, 2020, 8:45 PM – Oct 07, 2020, 12:45 AM
    Zoom
    If you're looking for a study opportunity that's different, challenging, and short, check out these 5 Hebrew-text-based classes with OKC's regular "Jews for Exegesis" teacher. Come to just one or come to all 5!
  • S'fat Emet on Sukkot (with Richard Friedman)
    S'fat Emet on Sukkot (with Richard Friedman)
    Zoom
    Oct 05, 2020, 8:45 PM – Oct 06, 2020, 12:45 AM
    Zoom
    If you're looking for a study opportunity that's different, challenging, and short, check out these 5 Hebrew-text-based classes with OKC's regular "Jews for Exegesis" teacher. Come to just one or come to all 5!
  • S'fat Emet on Sukkot (with Richard Friedman)
    S'fat Emet on Sukkot (with Richard Friedman)
    Zoom
    Oct 04, 2020, 8:45 PM – 9:45 PM
    Zoom
    If you're looking for a study opportunity that's different, challenging, and short, check out these 5 Hebrew-text-based classes with OKC's regular "Jews for Exegesis" teacher. Come to just one or come to all 5!
  • Who Will Live, and Who Will Die? Faith in the Era of Uncertainty
    Who Will Live, and Who Will Die? Faith in the Era of Uncertainty
    Zoom
    Sep 24, 2020, 7:30 PM
    Zoom
    Going to miss seeing Rabbi Micha'el Rosenberg in the social hall this year? Join him instead in an interactive d'var Torah that's particularly poignant this season.
  • Keynotes of the Season, Class #3 with Neal Meiselman
    Keynotes of the Season, Class #3 with Neal Meiselman
    Zoom
    Sep 23, 2020, 7:30 PM
    Zoom
    Neal is offering three classes on the High Holy Day liturgy; this third class focuses on Kol Nidrei and Ki Henei Kachomer.
  • Kol Shofar: Understanding the Shofar
    Kol Shofar: Understanding the Shofar
    Zoom
    Sep 14, 2020, 7:30 PM
    Zoom
    Join a few of OKC's ba'alei t'kiyah for a class that really makes some noise. (See what we did there? 😁)
  • Selihot Night LIVE!
    Selihot Night LIVE!
    Zoom
    Sep 12, 2020, 8:30 PM
    Zoom
    Over 60 rabbis and cantors will present, teach, and sing from coast to coast. We are eager to learn from and sing with you and over 185 communities in this Conservative Movement-wide service, chaired by our very own Cantor Hinda Labovitz.
  • Virtual Wine Tasting with Covenant Wines
    Virtual Wine Tasting with Covenant Wines
    Zoom
    Sep 10, 2020, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Zoom
    Founding winemaker/owner of Covenant Wines, Jeff Morgan, will tempt your taste buds and inspire your holiday season with a lesson on wine tasting and a discount that supports your wallet and OKC's bottom line.
  • Lunch & Chat: Bees & Honey
    Lunch & Chat: Bees & Honey
    Zoom
    Sep 10, 2020, 11:00 AM
    Zoom
    Confessions of a Bethesda Beekeeper: Why I have half a million stinging insects on my back deck - and a few thousand more in my kitchen. Come hear the buzz from the Montgomery County Bee Keepers Association's Phil Frank in a discussion focused on the current state of bees and honey.
  • Keynotes of the Season, Class #2 with Neal Meiselman
    Keynotes of the Season, Class #2 with Neal Meiselman
    Zoom
    Sep 09, 2020, 7:30 PM
    Zoom
    Neal is offering three classes on the High Holy Day liturgy; this second class focuses on Malchuyot, Zichronot, and Shofarot.
  • Un'taneh Tokef- A Musical Premiere and Study Session
    Un'taneh Tokef- A Musical Premiere and Study Session
    Zoom
    Sep 07, 2020, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Zoom
    In memory of her son Ronen Labovitz, Cantor Hinda Labovitz has composed a moving setting which she will premiere during this session. We will discuss the question: How do we respond to troubling theology in troubling times?
  • Brisket and Babka: A Cooking Demo with Paula Shoyer
    Brisket and Babka: A Cooking Demo with Paula Shoyer
    Zoom
    Sep 07, 2020, 4:00 PM
    Zoom
    On the menu: Ratatouille Brisket and Honey Cake Babka. What else would you want for Rosh Hashanah?
  • Just Breathe: Transformation and Renewal for a New Year
    Just Breathe: Transformation and Renewal for a New Year
    Zoom
    Sep 06, 2020, 9:00 PM
    Zoom
    Through text study, discussion, and guided meditation, Rabbi Aderet Drucker of the Den Collective will foster a space for both thoughtful introspection as well as intentional goal setting as we strive to be as awake as possible to our lives and to our needs during this time of transition.
  • Keynotes of the Season, Class #1 with Neal Meiselman
    Keynotes of the Season, Class #1 with Neal Meiselman
    Zoom
    Aug 26, 2020, 7:30 PM
    Zoom
    Neal is offering three classes on the High Holy Day liturgy; this first class focuses on Untaneh Tokeif, including themes, translations, and musical reflections.
  • HiHo Launch Party!
    HiHo Launch Party!
    Zoom
    Aug 17, 2020, 8:00 PM
    Zoom
    Let's take some time to acknowledge that this year is different, and then celebrate what we can create when we all put our minds to it!