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BJC Learning Institute

While most of our classes remain virtual only, we offer some hybrid (virtual and in-person) options.  Each class below will indicate virtual or hybrid.

These classes are brought to you through the generosity of the Fersky Fund for Adult Learning, Rabbi Michael and Sheila Hecht Limmud Fund and Nelson Pole & Betsy Greene.

All classes require a password.  Please contact the synagogue office to acquire them (216.831.6555).

Thursday Monthly Series:  Spotlight Educator
Choral Gems of the Synagogue
Thursdays, June 1-29 (no class June 15) at 7:30 pm 

Cantor Stephen Stein, Executive Director, Cantor’s Assembly and Cantor Emeritus, Beth El Congregation,
Akron will lead us as we listen to and discuss great choral works composed for the synagogue from
1570 to the present day. Although these classes are hybrid, we encourage you to attend in person. 
Zoom, Meeting ID:  82247940770. Contact the synagogue office for the password.

These classes are brought to you through the generosity of the Fersky Fund for Adult Learning, Rabbi Michael and Sheila Hecht Limmud Fund and Nelson Pole & Betsy Greene.

What's NU? with Rabbi Hal Rudin-Luria
Mondays at 10:00 am

Topical text study and discussion on the most relevant Jewish topics of the day.  
Zoom, Meeting ID: 9122 0079 234 - VIRTUAL ONLY


Staying Fit with Linda
Mondays at 11:00 am 


Join certified Silver Sneakers instructor Linda Schoenberg for her 60-minute total body work out for seniors. Please have a sturdy chair, light weights and a squishy ball handy. Sponsored by Na'amat USA. Zoom, Meeting ID:  85880852411 - VIRTUAL ONLY



Torah Study with Susan Wyner
Tuesdays at 10:30 am

Join in for a close reading of the Bible as we make our way through our most central text. 
Zoom, Meeting ID: 88663421663. (Materials for class:  Samuel 1, Chapters 3-8). 

Mishnah:  The Best Book You’ve Never Read
with Rabbi Alan Lettofsky
Wednesdays at 10:30 am

A small group of rabbis, over the course of a couple hundred years, laid out entire systems of holiday observance, civil and criminal law and taxation, among many others.  It is the core of what we think of as Jewish tradition today.  Zoom, Meeting ID: 87108945546 - VIRTUAL ONLY

Talmud: Disputes for the Sake of Heaven 
with Rabbi Jeremy Markiz
Thursdays at noon 
(last class - June 29)

Talmud is one of the foundational sources of Judaism. By unpacking the discussions of the rabbis, we can uncover powerful wisdom to guide and inspire us. Join in on this journey as we closely read the text, learn how the Talmud works, and make it relevant for our lives today.  Zoom, Meeting ID: 87277103560 - VIRTUAL ONLY

Rabbi Jeremy Markiz is a teacher and consultant based in the Washington, DC area. He teaches the Torah of personal growth, meaning and intentionality, and making the world a better place. He writes a newsletter called, With Torah and Love. Rabbi Markiz helps clergy, congregations and Jewish organizations communicate clearly in the digital world, develop effective strategies and solve problems with his consulting firm, Next Level Rabbinics.

Torah Cafe (previously Starbucks, Bread & Torah)
Saturdays at 9:00 - 10:00 am 

Gain fresh insights into the Torah, and study with great teachers! 
Zoom, Meeting ID: 83603008490 - HYBRID

Cooking with Murray & Tova

Looking for past recipes?  Click here!

Mon, June 5 2023 16 Sivan 5783