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We offer a wide variety of study groups on Wednesday mornings and evenings, as well as on Shabbat mornings. Topics cover everything from Jewish spirituality and history to Pirkei Avot (one of the best-known and most-cited of Jewish texts) and working your way through the Talmud, one page a day.

Wednesday Morning Study

These Wednesday sessions, from 11 a.m.-noon, are open to the entire community and operate on a drop-in basis — no need to commit to attend every session! These classes will likely meet via Zoom to begin with. Stay tuned for updates. Rabbis Eric and Jenny Solomon and Amy Ripps alternate weeks and classes. 

  • Rabbi Eric Solomon teaches Pirkei Avot from Lev Shalem Pirkei Avot, which significantly impacts our understanding of this classic, ancient text.
  • Rabbi Jenny Solomon offers a class in Mussar using the book, With Heart and Mind (Morinis). Mussar is a spiritual practice for developing a strong and open heart. 
  • Amy Ripps teaches Jewish history.

About Amy Ripps: Amy Ripps is a life-long student and loves to share her passion of Jewish learning with other adults. She has an MA in Jewish Education and has taught every age group from Pre-K through adults over the last 40 years.

Daf Yomi Study Group

Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. via Zoom
Join a group of congregants working their way through the Talmud — one page a day. Newcomers are welcome to join at any time. Click here for more information.

Shabbat Study Group

Saturdays, 12:30 p.m., in-person and Zoom
Join a group of congregants after Kiddush to study the Bible. The study varies from reviewing the entire Bible to studying the weekly portion (parashat hashavuah). Learners of all levels are welcome to join at any time. Click here for more information.

Community Study

JCC Jewish Essentials — Intro to Judaism
Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. at Temple Beth Or
Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23; Dec. 7, 14
The Raleigh-Cary JCC and area congregations present a 10-session introduction to Judaism. This class is taught by area rabbis offers an overview of Jewish holidays, lifecycle events and extends pathways for conversion, interfaith couples, and Jews wishing to refresh their childhood religious school education. An “Intro to Judaism” kit will be provided for each participant which includes the supplemental reading book called Living Judaism. JCC members and congregation members: $120; general community: $180. Financial assistance is available. Click here for more information.

Mon, January 24 2022 22 Shevat 5782