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Adult Education

 Torah on Tap continues to be a huge success, and we’re looking forward to another great year of food, drink, good company, schmoozing, and engaging discussion on topics of interest in our lives grounded in Jewish text throughout the ages. And this all takes place in a relaxed and informal setting, now at Mamma Lucia’s here in the center of Olney!


11/14, 12/5, 1/16, 2/6, 3/6, 4/17, 5/8, 6/12

Thinking Jewishly With Rabbi Dina Rosenberg

Join us this year as we explore contemporary issues through a Jewish lens based on the weekly parsha. Together we will “think Jewishly.” No background is required, and drop-ins are welcome as each week’s selection of material and discussion will be in English and stand on its own.


Wednesday's at 11:30 a.m. in the Library through the end of 2017

Beginning in January 2018, classes will meet on Thursday's at 1:00 p.m. in the Library

The March 8th and March 22nd classes will be taught by Arnold Sherman

Introduction into Judaism 

Have you ever wanted to delve deeper into your Jewish practice? Do you want to raise your children in a Jewish home but aren’t sure how? Are you interested in converting? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the class for you!

With an intimate group, YOU will explore the fundamental concepts of Judaism, including holidays, life cycle events, meaningful prayer, and rituals of the Jewish faith. You’ll learn the “how” as well as the "why" of Jewish practices and uncover the approach to bringing Judaism into your daily life. Students of all backgrounds are welcome and no prior knowledge is necessary.


Register here.  

1st Semester:  11/07, 11/28,12/12,12/19, 1/2, 1/23                                                                                                                   2nd Semester:  2/13, 2/27, 3/13, 3/27, 4/10, 4/24                                                                                                               3rd Semester: 5/10, 5/29, 6/05, 6/19               

Kiddush Konversation - Congregants, Clergy and Guest Presenters
Several Shabbat afternoons a year, BSO hosts a Kiddush Konversation over  lunch to extend our Shabbat experience beyond services. For more information, or to volunteer to lead or sponsor a future Konversation, please contact chairperson, Earl Kudlick at      301-570-9175.

December 23:      Todd Gardner: History of Jewish Maryland

January 20:          Steve Kline: "Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court by Davis Dalin

February 24:         Al Temin:  "Developments between Israel and India.”

March 17:             Victor Slootsky: A History of the Georgian Jews

April 21:                 Earl Kudlick:  Why We Remain Jews by Vladimir Tesis MD

May 19:                 Harvey Perrit: Weapons Wizards: How Israel became a High Tech Super Power

June 16:                Earl Kudlick:   Indoctrinating our Youth:  CAMERA


Upcoming Classes Happening in January, 2018:

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Strategies for Achieving Your Goals: 1/9 at 7:45 p.m.

Prayers and their Meaning: 1/17 at 7:45 p.m.

Challah Baking Class (Mark Kirk): 1/17 at 7:45 p.m.

Prayers and Their Meaning: The Mourner's Kaddish – Judaism's First Marketing Campaign (Hazzan Sara Geller): 1/25 at 7:45 p.m.

Adult Hebrew for Beginners and Advanced Beginners
New participants are also welcome and encouraged to join in!  Classes are taught by one of our amazing BSORS teachers. If you are interested in finding out more about the class or signing up, please email Irit Mendelsohn



Fri, December 15 2017 27 Kislev 5778