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 Karlin 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.
Join Rabbi Gary Karlin 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 Karlin know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Meet Rabbi Karlin and others at Panera on Sand Lake Road on the third Tuesday of each month at 9:15am. Upcoming dates – Oct. 16, Nov 20, Dec. 18, Jan. 15, Feb. 19, Mar. 19, Apr. 16, May 21, Jun. 18.
Join Rabbi Gary Karlin in a class that will put a Jewish spin on some familiar (and perhaps not so familiar)songs.
If never had the opportunity at the age of 13 to demonstrate your readiness to accept the Commandments as your own, you do now.
Learn the skills to be comfortable on the Bima as a Bar or Bat Mitzvah (Son or Daughter of the Commandments): Lead the congregation in prayer, chant from the Tanach (Hebrew Bible), and teach Torah. Follow Cantor Ramsay as he guides the way to a fulfilling learning experience culminating in a group or individual (your choice) service in May of 2019 (date to be determined). No prior Hebrew required, but there is homework involved!
For those interested in converting to Judaism, SOJC offers a conversion class under the guidance of Rabbi Gary Karlin. 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 Karlin directly by email – email@example.com – 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 rabbi@SOJC.org.