Learning at OST

Ohef Sholom offers various courses of study for all sorts of interests.

Adult Education Committee
On Saturday mornings at 9:00 am and Wednesday evenings at 6:00 pm, the Adult Education Committee hosts Torah Study groups. We have various Mussar groups, which meet periodically to develop participants’ character through the study of Jewish text. The Adult Education Committee also presents monthly classes on topics of Jewish interest. For more information contact the office at 625-4295.

Intro to Judaism
We offer Intro to Judaism classes on Sundays at 10:00 am to 11:00 am throughout the year. These classes are structured for anyone interested in exploring Judaism – interfaith couples, those considering conversion, and Jews looking for adult-level basics. The fundamentals of Jewish thought and practice are introduced.

Lunch & Learn
Rabbi Roz conducts Lunch and Learns every other month on Thursdays at 12:00 pm to cover the Jewish perspective on current topics. This is a great opportunity to have lunch with your rabbi as you learn about Judaism.

Learn to Read Hebrew
Periodically we hold Learn to Read Hebrew classes so that you can follow the services more easily and enhance your ties to Judaism.

Torah Study
Torah Study is sponsored by the Adult Education Committee and held at 9:00 a.m., before Saturday Shabbat services, as well as, Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m.

Adult Bar and Bat Mitzvah
Adult Bar and Bat Mitzvah Classes are group-based, meet twice a month for about two years, and culminate in an Adult B’nai Mitzvah ceremony. It is designed for those newly Jewish, those who missed celebrating Bar or Bat Mitzvah as a young adult, and those who are seeking meaning in being called to the Torah again. Topics include working on reading Hebrew aloud, prayer recitation practice, and study of Jewish subjects relevant to adults. Please contact Gail Bachman at 757-625-4295 or gail@ohefsholom.org to ask about our next round of classes.