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Cultural and Educational Classes

Stimulate your mind and your soul at the SJCC with inspirational classes taught by inspiring educators. Learn Hebrew or Yiddish, take a literature or memoir writing course, study Shakespeare, history, current affairs, or, be part of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning. It’s always a good time to learn something new!

Information on Fall programs coming soon.

Contact: Roslyn Wollock (613) 798-9818 ext. 254, rwollock@jccottawa.com

Registration for Fall Melton Programs now open

TO REGISTER PLEASE VISIT www.events.org/MeltonOttawa
For information please contact Roslyn Wollock at rwollock@jccottawa.com

Vayikra (Leviticus): A Call to Holiness

For generations, students of Torah have begun their study with the book of Leviticus.  So it should be no surprise that the first sponsored evening class begins with the study of Holiness.  Contemporary readers often perceived Vayikra as inaccessible, yet embedded in the laws that focus on the prescribed sacrificial practices, laws of ritual impurity and purity, and the pursuit of holiness are messages and values that have relevance to the universal condition.  In our study of Vayikra, we will examine themes including the role of rituals, responding to tragedy, confronting birth and parenthood, seeking forgiveness, balancing the place of the individual and the community, bringing sanctity into one’s daily life.

Thursdays beginning on September 17, 2020 for 10 weeks
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Instructor: Rabbi Steven Garten
Location:  via Zoom or at Soloway JCC (tbd)

A printed Student Reader is included with your tuition for this course. The course is $250 CDN, the text, $45, for a total of $295 CDN. The prices listed on the registration page are in U.S dollars.

Jewish Medical Ethics: A 21st Century Discussion

Within the field of ethics, one of the most challenging frontiers is medical ethics. While contemporary medical knowledge preserves life, modern advances have raised moral and ethical issues related to the sanctity and dignity of life – issues whose scope was unimaginable a generation ago.  A new ten-lesson Melton course on Jewish Medical Ethics explores Jewish approaches to a number of challenging dilemmas including human cloning, surrogate motherhood, assisted suicide and genetic manipulation.

Tuesdays beginning on September 15, 2020 for 10 weeks
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Instructor: Rabbi Dr. Reuven P. Bulka and Rabbi Idan Scher
Location:  via Zoom or at Soloway JCC (tbd)

A printed Student Reader is included with your tuition for this course. The course is $250 CDN, the text, $45, for a total of $295 CDN. The prices listed on the registration page are in U.S dollars.

Visit the Streiker Center for a Virtual Celebration of Music, Food, Films, Books, Television and Ideas.

You can access the above excellent online programs at no cost; simply visit the above site and register by clicking the Registration box under the program you’re interested in. In addition, you will find an eclectic selection of free archived programs for the months of March, April, May and June – all at no cost.
Here are just three of the many interesting programs to watch for during July and August.
  1. Chris Wallace in Conversation with Jan Winik: Countdown to Catastrophe
  2. Bernard-Henri Levy in Conversation with Thoman Friedman – Book Launch of ‘The Virus in the Age of Madness.
  3. Natan Sharansky and Rabbi Rick Jacobs: Prison, Politics and the Jewish People.

Virtual Cultural & Educational Programs from Montreal’s Jewish Public Library

 

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For more information contact Roslyn rwollock@jccottawa.com

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