Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning

and SOJewish Series

2018 – 2019 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 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.

“Davka, Decaf & Dibbur” series with Rabbi Karlin

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  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. 

God, Judaism, and Rock & Roll

First session: Thursday, October 11, at 7:00 p.m.

Join Rabbi Gary Karlin in a class that will put a Jewish spin on some familiar (and perhaps not so familiar)songs.

Join Cantor Doug Ramsay’s Adult B’nei Mitzvah Class

First session: Monday, October 8, at 7:30 p.m.

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!

“Conversion Class” with Rabbi Karlin

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 – – or by phone – 407-239-5444.

Adult Hebrew Class

Wednesdays, at 6:30 p.m.

Join Rich Waldor.

Online Learning from Behrman House

Check out these great online learning tools to improve your Hebrew reading!
Click and Read Free Hebrew
Click and Pray Free Hebrew

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