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Ohef Sholom Temple Virtual Programs Schedule

Upcoming Events

Next Class:

July 30

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo.

Anti-Racism Course with Rabbi Roz
Racism, White Privilege and How to be an Anti-Racist:
An Ohef Sholom Temple Exploration of Ourselves
Join Rabbi Roz for a year-long reading and discussion course for 2020-2021:
Thursdays, 7 – 8:15 pm
June 25 | July 30 | August 28 
September 24 | October 29 
December 3 | January 28
March 26 | April 22 June 3

Find the reading materials and more at

Love Thy Neighbor
A New Initiative Supporting Our Community
Through COVID-19

During this time of isolation, if you are sitting on your couch wishing you could do something to help others, we have a solution! Isaiah 32:17 teaches, “The work of tzedakah shall bring peace.” To help meet our community’s needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, the OST Caring Committee has established the Love Thy Neighbor program. To learn more about this initiative and volunteer effort, or to see how you can help, click the button below.

Shirei Tikvah: Songs of Hope
An Interactive Quarantine Concert Series 

Invite today’s most innovative Jewish musicians right into your living room! Join us on Zoom and Facebook Live as we connect through the power of music. Our concert series features the talents of artists Chava Mirel, Nefesh Mountain and Noah Aronson.

Upcoming Concerts: 

More Concerts TBA
Featuring Special Guest Arists

To RSVP, call the Temple at 757-625-4295 or email us.

Every Monday | 11:00 am
Zoom Tutorials with Nina

Would you like to learn more about Zoom and how to use it? If so, join OST’s Nina Kruger for Zoom Tutorials every Monday at 11:00 am through June 8! Tutorials will begin April 27. To join, email Nina for the Zoom link and password.

Every Tuesday | 9:00 pm
OST D’Bar Torah via Zoom

For young adults, ages 21-42. Please join us for our first virtual D’Bar Torah. Eliot Weinstein and Nina Kruger invite you to grab a beverage and join them on Zoom for Torah study and adult conversation. To join D’Bar Torah, email Nina for the Zoom link and password.

Every Other Wednesday | 7:00 pm
April 15, 22, 29 | May 13, 27 
June 10, 24 | July 8 
via Zoom

Please join Rabbi Roz and Debi Stadlin in an online introduction to Mussar, a Jewish spiritual practice, which focuses on leading a more conscious life, elevating one’s character and in short, becoming more of a mensch. Through this study of soul traits, we will deepen into forming our own unique response to maintaining hope and navigating these uncertain times we face. RSVP to the Temple office for the Zoom link and password if you are interested in participating.

Book: EVERYDAY HOLINESS by Alan Morinis. The topic for our first week will be trust. 

Did you miss any of Rabbi Roz’s Lunch & Learn Series? Watch every episode on our YouTube Channel!

Click the button to watch Rabbi Roz’s special Lunch & Learn series of study and discussion on how Judaism can help us navigate life in the times of the coronavirus. Topics are based on Jewish texts and commentaries and will include (in no particular order):
  • Self-care and personal relationships
  • The needs of the individual vs. the community
  • Business ethics
  • Jewish rituals and practice
  • Middot (Jewish character traits)
  • Life cycle observance 

Don’t forget to join the Ohef Sholom Friends group page on Facebook, where congregants can stay connected with one another on social media!

Stay Connected With Us on Social Media!

Though Ohef Sholom Temple’s doors are physically closed during the current coronavirus pandemic, we are working to stay spiritually and virtually connected with our OST family.

OST Wants to Know:
How are you are staying grounded to your Judaism (and sanity) during this time of self-quarantine? Whether it be through prayer, humor, games, creative videos, how-to videos, crafting, cooking, story time, mitzvah, etc., please share it via social media with the hashtag #OSTconnect. And most importantly, remember that we’re all in this together, and together we will get through this!