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WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Tuesday, October 20
10-10:15 am - Morning Meditation with Lisa Lombard

Wednesday, October 21
1:30-2:30 pm - Reform Judaism: History, Theology, and Society with Rabbi Kirzane
A series focusing on Judaism’s oldest formal denomination.  Each class will focus on a different aspect of the history, philosophy, and sociology of Reform.
6:30-7:30 pm - Intermediate Hebrew with Dick Rubin (First Session)
Hebrew 102 participants will learn the vocabulary and grammar of prayerbook Hebrew, acquire beginning skill in translation, and receive enrichment material on the history and development of the language.  Prerequisite: knowledge of the aleph-bet and ability to read simple Hebrew words and phrases. Contact Dick Rubin (rmr.rubin01@gmail.com) for details including Zoom login info.

Thursday, October 22
10-10:15 am - Morning Meditation with Lisa Lombard
1-3 pm - STAR: For retirees and older people to learn and connect.

This week: Our own Alan Hofstadter will present "A Short History of Transfusion....and of the Historian as Well.”

Restorative Justice with Judge Kristyna Ryan
This program has been rescheduled for Thursday, Dec. 3 @ 7:30 pm.
Chicago’s second restorative justice court opened this summer, and Cook County Circuit Court Judge Kristyna Ryan is one of the judges who runs it. Judge Ryan will review the fundamentals of restorative justice, explain the benefits of restorative justice courts in Chicago, and share some stories of life in the court in its first two months.

Friday, October 23
9-10 am - Torah Study: Weekly Torah Portion with Rabbi Kirzane
Read this week’s Torah portion online: Noah.
5-5:30 pm - Tot Shabbat
Again, this year Oak Park Temple will be offering Tot Shabbat services alternating monthly between Friday evenings and Saturday mornings. Join us for songs, stories, and prayers appropriate for the preschool age crowd. Special Shabbat treat: sign up for a fresh, homemade challah baked by Rabbi Kirzane! Make your reservation here, and please place your request only if you are committing to Tot Shabbat services.
6:30-7:30 pm - Shabbat services

Saturday, October 24
8:30-9:30 am - Talmud Study with Rabbi Weiss.  Note the link here.
10-11 am - Shabbat services

Weekly Classes with the Rabbis

NEW: Sundays @ 7:30 pm - The History and Meaning of Jewish Prayer with Rabbi Weiss: 
Part of our Anshe Mitzvah Class 
Starting October 18
We launch our Anshe Mitzvah program, which includes a series of Sunday evening classes on a variety of topics. Learners who commit to the year join a cohort of “adult b’nai mitzvah” students. Also, each series is standalone without the year-long commitment. This first series will meet Oct. 18, 25; Nov. 1, 8, 15; Dec. 6, 13

Mondays @ 1:30 pm - Explorations in Jewish History with Rabbi Weiss
Starting October 19
Join the conversation as we explore the backwaters and byways of Jewish history using first-hand accounts. We will examine some of Judaism’s forgotten histories and legends.

Wednesdays @ 1:30 pm - Reform Judaism: History, Theology, and Society with Rabbi Kirzane

Starting October 21
A series focusing on Judaism’s oldest formal denomination.  Each class will focus on a different aspect of the history, philosophy, and sociology of Reform.

Fridays @ 9 am - Weekly Torah Study with Rabbi Kirzane
Each week we explore the history behind and meanings that emerge out of our most sacred text.

Saturdays @ 8:30 am - Talmud Study with Rabbi Weiss
A deep dive into the text of the Talmud, our class moves page-by-page through Masechet B’rachot.


Special Notice about Hebrew Class
Hebrew 102: Intermediate Hebrew class with Dick Rubin  (online)
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm starting Oct. 21

Hebrew 102 participants will learn the vocabulary and grammar of prayerbook Hebrew, acquire beginning skill in translation, and receive enrichment material on the history and development of the language.  Prerequisite: knowledge of the aleph-bet and ability to read simple Hebrew words and phrases. Contact Dick Rubin rmr.rubin01@gmail.com for details including Zoom login info.

 

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Shabbat Shalom and stay healthy.

Please know that should you need anything, even to talk, you can reach out to us by email; Rabbi WeissRabbi Kirzane, or Cantor Green.

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