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

Many Voices: Ta Sh’ma (Come and Hear) 2019-2020 – Join us for stimulating study and lively discussion as we continue our exploration of classic Jewish texts which teach the values of pluralism, the honoring of different perspectives, and respect for all people regardless of differences. Knowledge of Hebrew and previous text study experience not required.

  • Instructor: Rabbi Rena Kieval
  • Thursday mornings 11 a.m. – 12:15 pm:
    9/12, 9/26, 10/10, 10/24, 10/31,11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/26, 1/2, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/13, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/23. (Remaining spring dates TBA)
  • Cost: Members $42 Non-Members $54


Study Talmud 2019-2020

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.

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

Monday Mornings 11AM
Starting September 9 ~ Ending June 8
check online calendar for Mondays with no classes due to Holidays
Evening Dinner Classes ~ December 16 and March 30 ~ 6PM

  • 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.