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Adult Virtual Learning

Stay connected with BJC! Zoom in via computer or phone at (929) 205-6099 and the Meeting ID.  If you need help learning how to Zoom, please check out this how-to-guide.  

These classes are brought to you through the generosity of the Fersky Fund for Adult Learning and Nelson Pole & Betsy Greene.

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


Elul & Tishri Learning
Thursdays beginning September 8

Join us on Zoom for weekly learning with rotating teachers.  Zoom, Meeting ID:  87275352446

Thursday, September 8 • noon - Rabbi Michael Ungar – Creating a Holy Space - Wherever You Are
Thursday, September 8 • 8 pm - Rabbi Rafi Cohen – No More than My Place, No Less than My Space  
Thursday, September 15 • noon - Cantor Alyssa Rosenbaum – Musical Traditions of the Yamim Noraim:  
An Exploration

Thursday, September 15 • 8 pm - Prof. Doron Kalir – New Year, New ‘Cheshbon Nefesh’
Thursday, September 22 • noon - Rabbi Josh Foster – The Call of the Shofar
(Thursday, September 22 at 8 pm – no class)
Thursday, September 29 • noon - Rabbi Josh Foster – Yom Kippur: Solemn or Joyous?
Thursday, September 29 • 8 pm - Rabbi Bickart - Defining Self-Affliction:  The Talmud’s Approach to the Experience of Yom Kippur

Please also join Rabbi Rudin-Luria for High Holiday learning during his regular Monday at 10 am What’s NU? class (see below).

Sukkot Learning - Thursday, October 6: 

Noon: Rabbi Chase Foster, jHub - Ushpizin: Judaism’s Diverse Sukkot Guests
8 pm: Rabbi Efrem Reis, Solomon Schechter of Bergen County - Finding Simcha in Uncertain Places

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


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



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:  The  Book of Judges, Chapters 9-12). 

Mishnah:  The Best Book You’ve Never Read
with Rabbi Alan Lettofsky
Thursdays at 10:30 am
(no class October 13)

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.  

Talmud: Disputes for the Sake of Heaven 
with Rabbi Jeremy Markiz
Thursdays at noon
(resumes October 20)

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.

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.

Starbucks, Bread & Torah Online
Saturdays at 9:00 - 10:00 am 

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

Cooking with Murray & Tova

Looking for past recipes?  Click here!

Tikkun@Home 5781/2021 Pre-recorded Videos

All of the Tikkun@Home pre-recorded lessons featuring NEO's premier rabbis, cantors, educators and thought-leaders  are available for viewing.To view the webpage with the link to our YouTube Channel, the full list of presenters, co-sponsors and more information click here. From there, you can scroll down and click the presenters' name to view their pre-recorded session or go to our Tikkun@Home YouTube Channel. Thanks for learning with us!

Wed, October 5 2022 10 Tishrei 5783