Conversations with Jewish Texts Offered by B’nai Shalom’s Culture and Learning Center this October –

Posted By on October 7, 2020

If you are someone who wants to take part in intriguing conversations about how Jewish texts are relevant in our daily lives, then you should check out Torah talk classes being offered by the Culture and Learning Center at Bnai Shalom in West Orange, NJ. All classes are free (except as noted below) and are open to the community. People are welcome to come to any session that they can attend.

Our Torah talk programs offer a comfortable learning environment that is easy to join and welcoming to learners of all backgrounds, said Rabbi Robert Tobin, spiritual leader of Bnai Shalom.

Rabbi Tobin offers conducts Talmud Mondays classes weekly via Zoom. Participants read portions from the Talmud and are guided by the Rabbi to seek out their relevance to modern times. Classes start on Monday, October 19, from noon to 1 p.m.

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He also offers meaningful and mind-stretching Shabbat Mincha Study that delves into the prophets Prophets every Shabbat during the quiet time between the end of afternoon services (Minchah) and the beginning of evening services (Maariv) and Havdalah.

Torah Study with Janice Colmar-Michaelis begins on October 25 at 11 a.m. via Zoom. Her always interesting insights into Judaisms most sacred texts continues at the same time on November 8th and December 20th.

Rabbi Andrew Warmflash, Rabbi Emeritus of Hewlett East Rockaway Jewish Center and now a member of Bnai Shalom, will lead a class on the Book of Exodus that will explore the Jewish peoples journey from slavery to freedom. Class begins Tuesday, October 12 at 11 a.m. via Zoom.

The provocative and timely Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) Community Learning Experience online course, The Ethical Life: Jewish Values in an Age of Choice will begin on October 22. Each of the 5five- sessions will be presented via Zoom. Facilitated by Rabbi Richard Fagan, this course will feature world-class scholars from the JTS faculty. The scholars for the opening class on The Sources of Jewish Ethics willEthics will be Rabbi Gordon Tucker, Rabbi Elliot Dorff, Dr. Eitan Fishbane and Dr. Michal Raucher.

For information about these classes and to get the Zoom link, call Leslie Gleaner at 973-731-0160 ext. 207 or email her at Registration is needed for the Ethical Life course. To learn more and register go to (there is a $25 fee for non-members). When you register, you will receive the Zoom link in response.

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