Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning

and SOJewish Series

2016 – 2017 Schedule

Our Lifelong learning program is a fantastic way to continue learning about our tradition, our holidays, our holy texts and ideas even if you no longer are the age of a Religious School Student. Rabbi Hillel will be teaching a variety of classes under the “SOJewish Series.” Below you can find the dates for “SOJewish Holidays” where he’ll teach about the customs and practices for our chagim, our festive days, “SOJewish Life Cycles” where you can come and learn about how Judaism marks the major transitional moments in our lives, and “SOJewish Time for Text” in which you’ll have a chance to dive deep into a book of the Bible. With so many chances to come and learn, we hope you’ll make lifelong learning a part of your life this year.


“Davka, Decaf & Dibbur” series with Rabbi Hillel

Join Rabbi Hillel Skolnik at Panera for this monthly chance to sit down over coffee and discuss important Jewish topics and learn from each other outside of SOJC.  If you have a particular topic you’re interested in learning about, please let Rabbi Hillel know at  Meet Rabbi Hillel and others at Panera on  Sand Lake Road on the third Tuesday of  each  month at  9:15am.  Upcoming dates – Dec. 20, Jan. 17, Feb. 21, Mar. 21, Apr. 18, May 16.

“SOJewish Holidays”  series with Rabbi Hillel 

Join Rabbi Hillel Skolnik for a discussion of the meanings and rituals of the Jewish holidays throughout the year.

Chanukah – Thursday, December 15 at 7:30pm
Purim – Thursday, March 3 at 7:30pm
Passover – Thursday, March 30 at 7:30pm
Shavuot – Thursday, May 25 at 7:30pm


“Time for Text” with Rabbi Hillel

Join Rabbi Hillel Skolnik as we continue our trip through the Hebrew Bible.  This fall we will be exploring the book of Kings 2  as the kingdoms of Judah and Israel come under attack. All sessions meet at 7:30pm at SOJC.

Dates: November 1, 8, 15, 29, December 6 & 13.


“SOJewish Life Cycles” series with Rabbi Hillel

Brit Milah – Sunday, November 6, 10:45am
Bar/Bat Mitzvah – Sunday, December 4 at 10:45am
Wedding – Sunday, January 22 at 10:45am
Death and Dying – Sunday, February 26 at 10:45am

Tikkun Leyl Shavuot

Tuesday Evening, May  30, 2017 at approximately 7:00pm

SOJC’s night of community learning! So many study sessions to choose from through then ight – and always ice cream!

“Conversion Class” with Rabbi Hillel

For those interested in converting to Judaism, SOJC offers a conversion class under the guidance of Rabbi Hillel Skolnik. The class learns about the foundational beliefs of Judaism, takes a trip through the Hebrew Bible, explores our history, discovers Jewish tradition and learns to read Hebrew. For more information contact Rabbi Skolnik directly by email – – or by phone – 407-239-5444.


If there is a subject in  Jewish learning that you would  like to study with other adults at SOJC, or if you have a knowledge-base and would feel comfortable leading a study session please let us know via email at

Online Learning from Behrman House

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