Congregation Ohav Shalom

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Lifelong Learning Classes at Congregation Ohav Shalom

Posted on October 19, 2016

In keeping with the year’s theme, “Judaism from the Inside Out”, Congregation Ohav Shalom announces two rabbi-led classes beginning in November.

Talmud Class with Rabbi Dan Ornstein

Rabbi Ornstein will lead a class in the study of Talmud, the great Jewish tradition. This class is open to the community and no prior knowledge of Hebrew or Talmud is necessary. This will be a text exploration and skill building class. To participate, you will need to purchase or bring with you a copy of the Schottenstein Talmud Tractate – Sanhedrin Volume 3. 

The daytime class will be held Monday mornings at 11 am on the following dates:  11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/2, 1/9, 1/23, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 4/3, 5/1, 5/8, and 5/15.

The evening class will be held on Mondays at 7 pm on the following dates:  11/28, 12/26, 1/30, 2/27, 3/27, 4/24, and 5/22. 

Both classes will be held in the Ohav Shalom Library.

The cost to attend is $42 for Ohav Shalom members and $54 for non-members.  To register, please visit and click on Education or call the Ohav Shalom office at 518-489-4706.

Living From the Inside Out: Jewish Tools for Deeper Connection led by Rabbi Rena Kieval, Lynna Schaefer and Jeanette Perkins

In this class, you will learn how a deepened awareness of yourself and of the world around you will help you be your true self.  This group will draw from the ancient Jewish practice of mussar (instruction). We will explore ‘soul traits’ (middot) such as patience, trust and dignity, and how we can cultivate them within ourselves and in our relationships with others.  Our sessions will include discussion, text study, chant and brief meditations.  No previous experience necessary.  All classes meet at 7 pm.

Fall session:  11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/15, 1/12, 1/26, 2/16

Spring session: 3/2, 3/16, 3/30, 4/20, 5/4, 5/18, 6/8

The cost to attend is $42 for Ohav Shalom members and $54 for non-members.

Class size is limited and advance registration is required.

All classes take place at Congregation Ohav Shalom 113 New Krumkill Road, Albany. For more information about classes at Ohav Shalom, please call 518-489-4706.

Congregation Ohav Shalom, led by Rabbi Daniel Ornstein and Rabbi Rena Kieval, is a Conservative/Egalitarian Synagogue affiliated with The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.