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Virtual Learning Online

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 except Susan Wyner's Bible Study and Starbucks, Bread & Torah will be on break the week of August 14.

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

(No class August 10)

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.

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

(No class August 24)


This book by Rabbi Chaim of Volozhindelves deep into Kabbalah, Biblical texts and Rabbinic teachings to expound on the most fundamental questions of Jewish belief and practice. Among the topics we will explore are the nature of God, the relationship of God, the human soul and the universe, the power of prayer and mitzvot, the source of evil and suffering, the nature of repentance, achieving union with the Divine and bringing about redemption.

***Please purchase The Soul of Life: The Complete NeffeshHa-Chayyim, by Rabbi Chaimof Volozhin, translated by EliezerLipa(Leonard) Moskowitz, published by New Davar Publications. THIS IS THE *ONLY* TRANSLATION THAT INCLUDES THE FULL TEXT including kabbalistic sections. Rabbi Weiss will provide copies of pages for the first two or three weeks. 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.) 


The Riches of Jewish Text with Rabbi Josh Foster
Tuesdays from 4:00 - 5:00 pm

(This class ends August 25)

We will explore key passages, discussions and stories in the Talmud and the corpus of Jewish literature. Join us on Zoom, Meeting ID: 983 8245 1776.


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

(This class resumes August 18)

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.

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

(No class August 13)

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. 

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!



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