Cultural and Educational Classes

Art with Joyce of Art Creative Magic! – In Person

Load your brushes! Full creative magic ahead with “Joyce of Art.” This is not an art class. You’ll learn a few tricks with step-by-step instructions. Perfect for anyone looking to get out and have a great time, not take themselves too seriously, and do something different.

Wednesday, December 20 • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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Fee: $45
Instructor: Joyce Menyasz

Jewish Education

The World of Kabbalah: Revealing How Its Mystical Secrets Relate to You

Discover the core mystical and spiritual teachings of Kabbalah and their relevance to everyday life. Learn to think like a Jewish mystic and gain powerful insights to fuel deeper self-understanding and personal growth. Curious why there’s so much buzz around Kabbalah? Discover it for yourself by attending The World of Kabbalah. In partnership with Jewish Learning Institute (JIL).

Tuesday, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
November 7 – December 12
Instructor: Rabbi Menachem Mendel Blum
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Florence Melton School Of Adult Jewish Learning – OttawaRegister Here

The Story of the First Jewish Family (Genesis/Bereshit Part II) – Hybrid: In-Person/On Zoom

Take a journey through the heartwarming and heartbreaking stories of the first Jewish family as told in Genesis. Over ten sessions, we’ll dive into biblical tales of palace seduction, wrestling with angels, deception, and reconciliation. These dramatic adventures and the lessons they teach reverberate across the millennia with familiar themes of wrongdoings and reunions. Through the Torah text and the commentaries of our sages, you will gain new insight and deepen your understanding of the trials and tribulations faced by the founders of the Jewish nation.

Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:30 am
September 28 – November 30
Instructor: Rabbi Steven Garten
Cost: $224 USD

Pray It Forward: God, Gratitude, and Gathering Together – Hybrid: In-Person/On Zoom

Prayer provides a means to express gratitude. Prayer can be silent. Prayer can be communal. Prayer expresses our deepest needs and appreciation. This course follows the development of prayer, from the Tabernacle in the wilderness of Sinai, to the Temple in Jerusalem, to the Synagogue of today. The course will also explore some of the concepts behind prayer and blessings, as well as the power of meditation, as we link our past, present, and future, to the immediate and the transcendent. This is a journey of the soul. Start today.

Wednesdays, 10:00 – 11:30 am
October 11 – November 15
Instructor: Rabbi Deborah Zuker
Cost: $136 USD

The Jewish State: Examining the Jewish Identities of Israelis – On Zoom

This course seeks to uncover the diverse and complex faces of Jewish Israeli identity. Beginning with the current state of Jewish Israeli identity as reflected in contemporary Israeli discourse, the lessons then proceed to explore the roots at the foundation of this complex tapestry. After establishing the historic foundation, the course examines themes, including the evolving religious landscape, the intricate relationship of politics and religion, the interplay of the Mizrachi and Ashkenazi Jews, the dynamics between Israel and World Jewry, and Jewish Renaissance agents in Israel.

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
January 22 – April 1
Instructor: Cantor David Lipp
Cost: $226 USD
No class: Feb 19


Meet, play and grow in Hebrew.

The first social enterprise in Ottawa for Hebrew-speaking children in which they will develop values-based leadership skills, create meaningful social connections, and of course have fun, all in Hebrew.

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