Congregation Ohav Shalom

Building Community Celebrating Tradition

113 New Krumkill Road, Albany, NY 12208 / (518) 489-4706 / Email Us /

Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning

Adult learning experiences are good for the mind, body and soul! According to Harvard Medical School, “scientists have found that brainy activities stimulate new connections between nerve cells and may even help the brain generate new cells, developing neurological ‘plasticity’ and building up a functional reserve that provides a hedge against future cell loss. Any mentally stimulating activity should help to build up your brain. Read, take courses…” Ohav has just the ticket for you to do this with our Lifelong Learning options!

Current Lifelong Learning Classes 

Tzedek Tzedek Tirdof: Topics and Texts of Jewish Social Justice. We will explore the Jewish mandate to pursue social justice and through study of Jewish texts, will consider how our tradition has wrestled with the challenges inherent in this pursuit. Led by Rabbi Rena Kieval, as part of her ongoing weekly study group.

Currently, during the COVID19 stay at home order, all classes are conducted through Zoom

  • Instructor: Rabbi Rena Kieval
  • Thursday mornings 11 a.m. – 12:15 pm: 
  • This class will meet for 5 weeks beginning on Thursday, November 12 (except Thanksgiving Day.) (11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10 and 12/17.)
  • Cost: $18


Study Talmud  Spring 2020

The great text of Jewish tradition. Join us for this text exploration and skill building class. No prior knowledge of Hebrew or Talmud necessary. Led by Rabbi Ornstein.

March 6th Begins a new Chapter of the Talmud – Join at any time come as often as you can. Bring a friend and learn together.

Please bring a copy of the Schottenstein Babylonian Talmud, Tractate – Brakhot Volume 2.

Monday Mornings 11AM
Starting March 6 ~ Ending June 8
check online calendar for Mondays with no classes due to Holidays

Currently, during the COVID19 stay at home order, all classes are conducted through Zoom

Class Cost: Members $42 Non-Members $54

Lovers of Torah Study Group: Torah L’Shma – Please join us on alternate Wednesdays from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm for adult, peer-led study and discussion about the weekly Torah portion, focused on how the Torah’s message is relevant for us today. Contact the Ohav Shalom Office for more information.