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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. Here is our complete catalog of 2018-2019 offerings.



Mindfulness and Meditation
Ongoing. Saturdays, 9:00 am,  November 17, December 15, January 19, February 23, March 16, April 27, May 18, and June 15.
Details here. 



LAST SESSION POSTPONED--Jewish Identity Versus Assimilation in Film
Thursday, November 15, 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 two films: Rashevski's Tango (Nov 1) and Liberty Heights (Nov 15.) Come to one or both! Details.

Monthly Women’s Rosh Chodesh Group with  Rabbi Audrey Marcus Berkman and Rachel Greene
Wednesday evenings, 7:30 - 9 pm Leibovitch Hall
November 7, December 12, January 9, February 6, March 6, 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. December 1, January 5, February 9, March 9, April 27, May 11, and June 15.


Wise Aging with Donna Rubenoff
Registration required. For information on Wise Aging
click here.


Modern Ethical Dilemmas from a Jewish Perspective with Rabbi Daniel Schaefer
Thursdays at 7 pm: December 6, 13 & 20. Judaism seeks to provide principles for how to live in harmony with the earth, one's neighbors, and one's self. We'll discuss three ethical dilemmas, using Jewish sources as our guide. Details.

Parenting Through a Jewish Lens
Sundays from 4-6 pm:
January 27, February 3 & 10, March 3, 10 & 31   Free childcare
Join fellow parents of children ages 0 to 10 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.
Thursdays at 7 pm: January 10, 17 & 24
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: February 14, 21 & 28
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 6, 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!


Tue, November 20 2018 12 Kislev 5779