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Community and Lifelong Learning


Lifelong Learning one of our core values. Challenge your mind, uplift your spirit, and expand your horizons at Ohabei Shalom. Below are last year's offerings. Watch for our 2019-2020 Catalog, coming soon!



Mindfulness and Meditation
Ongoing. One Saturday per month, 9:00 am.



LAST SESSION, NEW DATE-Jewish Identity Versus Assimilation in Film
Thursday, May 2, 6:30 pm
Several filmmakers have explored the challenges of preserving Jewish identity despite the overwhelming temptations to assimilate into contemporary Western society. We will look at this issue through the lens of Liberty Heights! 

Monthly Women’s Rosh Chodesh Group with  Rabbi Audrey Marcus Berkman and Rachel Greene
Wednesday evenings, 7:00 - 8:30 pm Leibovitch Hall
April 10, May 8, and June 5
Come celebrate the beginning of each new Jewish month with women of all ages from 13 - 113. We’ll have the chance to schmooze, learn, enjoy activities and just connect with one another, offering a variety of ways into Jewish learning, community and living.


Shabbat Morning B'yachad
Ongoing. Saturdays, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm. Free child care. April 27, May 11, and June 15.


Wise Aging with Donna Rubenoff
Registration required. Watch for a new class in the Fall. For information on Wise Aging
click here.


Parenting Through a Jewish Lens
Free childcare
Join fellow parents of children ages 0 to 9 to discuss topics that matter to you as a parent; explore Jewish values that can enrich your family; reflect on the joys and challenges of raising kids today; and find support, encouragement, and connection. 

Jewish Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court with Denise Karlin, Esq.
Course has ended
A look at the eight Jewish individuals who served as Justices of the United States Supreme Court. An overarching theme will be "Does it matter if Jews sit on the Supreme Court? Why or why not?"

Hannah Arendt: Controversy and Thought with Amos Lassen, Ph.D.
Thursdays at 7 pm: Course has ended.
Hannah Arendt covered the trial of Eichmann, and what she wrote made her the most reviled Jewish thinker since Spinoza. We will examine the controversy to see how we view it in today's context.

The Book of Judges: From Unity to Chaos on the Road  to Monarchy with Daniel Deykin, M.D.
Wednesday evenings, 6:30 pm, March 13, and 20
The Book of Judges contains some of the most dramatic episodes in the
bible. It is part of the Deuteronomic History that begins with Deuteronomy itself and continues through Second Kings, with the fall of Jerusalem and the end of the Davidic monarchy. The goals of the course are to engage in a close reading of the texts and to discover a hidden political agenda that underlies much of the Hebrew Bible. 

Temple Ohabei Shalom as a Membership Institution of the GBIO (Greater Boston Interfaith Organization)
The Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO) is a broad-based organization that works to coalesce, train, and organize the communities of Greater Boston across religious, racial, ethnic, class, and neighborhood lines for the public good. Their primary goal is to develop local leadership and organized power to fight for social justice. This year as a Membership Institution, we will have the opportunity to join with the GBIO in their
programs and initiatives. Watch for more information!


Fri, August 7 2020 17 Av 5780