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Weingold Guest Scholars Weekend

Our Weingold Guest Scholars Weekend features three top professors in their field:  Dr. John H. Bracey, Jr., Dr. Marc Dollinger and welcoming back Dr. Jonathan Sarna.  They will speak on the topic of Blacks & Jews in America:  Rebuilding the Alliance. Saturday night’s session will feature our own members of color sharing their stories and perspectives. 

All talks are archived on stream.  Learn more here.  Read our speakers' bios here.




Sign up individually for each of the sessions that you plan to attend. Members can bypass the registration fee by using this case-sensitive coupon code: PepperFall20. Zoom links will be sent the day before each session. If you have any questions, please email Max Arad. The registration may ask for credit card/billing info but with the coupon code entered and applied, registrants can click through without entering the information.


Hidden Histories and Untold Stories
Tuesdays at 8:00 pm EST

Join JTS scholars as they uncover the hidden context around biblical figures and important eras in Jewish history.
11/10: Dr. David Fishman on how religious pre-Holocaust Eastern European Jewry actually was—or wasn’t
11/17: Dr. Alan Cooper on why we stopped caring about Moses’s descendants
12/1: Dr. Sarah Wolf on how foreign the beit midrash would feel to the early Rabbis
12/8: Dr. Amy Kalmanofsky on what the Bible really had against Jezebel

Equity, Forgiveness and Intersectionality
Wednesdays at 10:00 pm EST

Join Ziegler faculty as they explore issues related to race, gender equality, intersectionality, and building a democracy of the future.
11/11: Rabbi Cheryl Peretz will examine the centuries old Jewish march towards gender equality and justice
11/18: Rabbi Dr. Elliot Dorff will explore the concept of communal forgiveness
12/2: Rabbi Dr. Gail Labovitz on what Exodus has to teach us about intersectionality
12/9: Rabbi Dr. Aryeh Cohen on building a multiracial democracy


Weingold Online 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 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

(no class December 21 & 28)

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

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.


The Mystical Secrets of God, the Soul and the Universe - Part 2 of Neffesh Ha-Chayyim 
with Rabbi Stephen Weiss
Mondays from 8:00 - 9:00 pm

(no class December 14, 21 & 28)

No prior knowledge of Kabbalah or of Neffesh Ha-Chayyim is necessary. Learn how we can achieve spiritual union with God and draw Divine light and energy into our souls and our world. Join us on Zoom.  Meeting ID: 95702368445.

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.) 

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.


Kosher-Fitness with Rabbi Michael Ungar
Wednesdays at 1:00 pm in December and January

(No class December 24 & 31)

It's back and better than ever!  Get moving and get fit as we approach the secular new year.  Join Certified Personal Trainer (and Rabbi!) Michael Ungar for a weekly 45-50 workout--appropriate for all levels; no need for special equipment since we will use objects you already have at home!  Join us on Zoom.  Meeting ID:  982 7824 1024.


The Most Interesting Synagogues in the World with Rabbi Josh Foster
Thursdays from 10:00 - 11:00 am

(This class ends December 17)

While we wait for an end to the pandemic and travel to resume, join Rabbi Foster for a virtual exploration of some of the most interesting synagogues in the world and the communities they serve. Join us on Zoom, Meeting ID:  98528322406.

Ethical & Ritual Issues Through the Lens of Conservative Jewish Law with Rabbi Stephen Weiss
Thursdays from 12:00 - 1:00 pm

(No class December 24 & 31)

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. 

The How & Why of Jewish Rituals with
Cantor Aaron Shifman Thursdays from 8:00 - 9:00 pm
(No class December 17, 24 & 31)

We will discuss baby namings, marriage, divorce, hospitality, visiting the sick, death and mourning.
Join us on Zoom, Meeting ID:  524 068 297.

Cooking with Murray & Tova
Thursday, December 10 at 7 pm

Join Murray Berkowitz and Tova & Chad "Zoom Master" Cohen for cooking fun. Read the recipes in advance so you can have all the ingredients set up and ready. Join us on Zoom, Meeting ID: 86468670994. View upcoming and past recipes here.

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.

Pre-recorded Videos

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!



Thu, December 3 2020 17 Kislev 5781