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Virtual Online Learning

Stay connected with BJC! Zoom in via computer or phone at (929) 205-6099 and the Meeting ID.  We are utilizing the synagogue’s usual live streaming capabilities, FacebookZoom and other available technologies. If you need help learning how to use a Zoom meeting, please check out this how-to-guide.  These classes are brought to you through the generosity of the Weingold Family.

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

The Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem is also offering multiple online classes; click  here to learn more.


What's NU? with Rabbi Hal Rudin-Luria
Mondays from 10:00 - 11:00 am

Topical text study and discussion on the most relevant Jewish topics of the day.  Join us on Zoom. Meeting ID: 970 6606 9527.


Parshat HaShavua with Prof. Doron Kalir, CSU
Mondays from 12:00 - 1:00 pm

(This class will meet at 2 pm on September 21 instead of at noon)
We will discuss the weekly Torah portion from a liberal viewpoint. In particular, we will examine implications of the text for today's community and the meaning of Emunah (faith) in the 21st century. Join us on Zoom. Meeting ID: 213 131 426.


Torah Study with Susan Wyner
Tuesdays from 10:30 - 11:30 am

Join in for a close reading of the Torah as we make our way through our most central text. We are currently studying the book of Deuteronomy.  Join us on Zoom. Meeting ID: 864 643 841. (Materials for class: Devarim Torah Text 26 thru 30.) 


Beyond the (2.5) Walls: Elevating Your Sukkah Design with Yoshi Silverstein
Tuesdays, September 15 & 22 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Yoshi Silverstein, Founder & Director of Mitsui Collective. 

Sukkot presents one of the oldest and most fascinating design challenges in written history. Join us for this workshop that will inspire and empower you to re-think and re-energize how your Sukkah can look and function.We'll go over both the "design brief" of what goes into a kosher Sukkah and get inspiration from modern Sukkah design, along with sharing and discussion around how we think about Jewish spatial design and some guided workshopping to get started on your own Sukkah design/build. Whether you've never built a Sukkah before or you're just ready to do something different from the same Sukkah you've been putting up for the last 20 years, this workshop has something for you!  

 Zoom, Meeting ID: 89371860366, please contact the synagogue office for the password.


The How & Why of Jewish Rituals with
Cantor Aaron Shifman Tuesdays at 6:15 pm

(This class will resume October 13)

We will discuss kaddish, mikvah, tallit and tzizit, brit milah, Shabbat and havdallah and more using Medrashim and Talmudic resources.  Join us on Zoom, Meeting ID:  524 068 297.


Mishnah:  The New Scripture
with Rabbi Alan Lettofsky
Wednesdays from 10:30 - 11:30 am

Most Jewish institutions and values, while based on the Bible, were created by the ancient rabbis.  The Mishnah and its expansion into the full Talmud are the core texts for our Jewish foundations. Join us on Zoom. Meeting ID: 408 458 674.


Dive into the Mahzor with Rabbi Alan Lettofsky
Wednesdays, August 26, September 2 & 9 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm

What’s new and different about Mahzor Lev ShalemJoin us on Zoom. Meeting ID: 987 0006 3464.


A Kabbalistic Guide to Forgiving with Rabbi Stephen Weiss
Thursdays from 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Through the study of responsa (Jewish law papers) from the Law Committee of the Rabbinical Assembly, we will explore what Jewish tradition has to say about the most pressing and significant issues of our day. Class is always lively, filled with text study and discussion.  Join us on Zoom. Meeting ID: 388-326-341. 


Holiday Cooking with Murray
Thursdays, August 27, September 3 & 10 at 7 pm


Join Murray Berkowitz, Tova Cohen, Faith Eisenberg and Stephanie Berkowitz for weekly cooking fun. Read the recipes in advance so you can have all the ingredients set up and ready. See our weekly e-blasts and website for the recipes. Join us on Zoom, Meeting ID: 86468670994. View upcoming and past recipes here.


The Shofar's Call with Elise Braverman-Plotkin
Thursdays, August 27 & September 3 from 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Our class will study and discuss the shofar’s origin, meaning, and practice today. Join us on Zoom.  Meeting ID:  97327687545.


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

Gain fresh insights into the Torah, and study with great teachers! Join us on Zoom. Meeting ID: 979 212 512.


Tikkun@Home 
Pre-recorded Videos
(ongoing)

Although Shavuot 5780 has come to a close,  all of the Tikkun@Home pre-recorded lessons, featuring NEO's premier rabbis, cantors, educators and thought-leaders  are still 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!

 

 

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