The JCC incorporates Judaic themes and content in its programming and promotes meaningful connections to Jewish faith, culture, and heritage through classes, programs, lectures, and special events.

If you have any questions, contact Robyn Rosenfeld at rrosenfeld@jccotp.org or 201.408.1429.



Evelyn and Harold Meltzer Judaic Scholar-in-Residence Program with Rabbi Reuven Kimelman

Rabbi Reuven Kimelman is the Scholar-in-Residence at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades. He is a professor of classical rabbinic literature at Brandeis University. He has taught also at the University of Toronto, Amherst College, Mt. Holyoke, Smith, Trinity and Williams colleges, the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the Jewish Theological Seminary. In addition, he served as scholar-in-residence of the National Jewish Community Centers Association. Rabbi Kimelman is the author of the Hebrew work, The Mystical Meaning of 'Lekhah Dodi' and 'Kabbalat Shabbat' and three audio books, two on The Moral Meaning of the Bible - the What, How and Why of Biblical Ethics, and one on The Hidden Poetry of the Jewish Prayerbook: The What, How and Why of Jewish Liturgy.

Judaic Scholar-in-Residence programs are funded by the Evelyn and Harold Meltzer
Judaic Scholar-in-Residence Endowment Fund, the David Dubin Chair for Judaic Scholars Endowment Fund, and the Sarah and Mel Lubin Judaic Scholar-in-Residence Fund.


Breakfast Study Seminar

with Rabbi Reuven Kimelman

The Book of Deuteronomy
How and why did Deuteronomy revise the rest of the Torah?

18 times on Thursdays
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Feb 1 - Jun 14
Except: Mar 1, Apr 5
$150.00 Member
$300.00 Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1429.

Weekly Seminar on Jewish Studies

with Rabbi Reuven Kimelman

The History of the Siddur
How did the prayers come about and what do they mean? Come learn about the history and the meaning of Adon Olam, the Shema, and the Aleinu.

18 times on Thursdays
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Feb 1 - Jun 14
Except: Mar 1, Apr 5
$150.00 Member
$300.00 Public
42WKJS00W8
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1429.

Purim Seminar

with Rabbi Reuven Kimelman

Why is the story of Esther one of the four most unusual books of the Bible?

Wed, Feb 21
8:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Free Member
Free Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1429.

Passover Seminar

with Rabbi Reuven Kimelman

Why is there so much Midrash in the Haggadah?

Wed, Mar 28
8:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Free Member
Free Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1429.

Breakfast Study Seminar

with Rabbi Reuven Kimelman

Torah Class: The Book Of Deuteronomy
How and why does Deuteronomy differ from the other books of the Torah?

15 times on Thursdays
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Sep 14 - Jan 18
Except: Sep 21, Oct 5, Oct 12, Nov 23
$150.00 Member
$300.00 Public
42RBKS00F7
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1429.

Weekly Seminar on Jewish Studies

with Rabbi Reuven Kimelman

The Poetry of the Jewish Prayer Book
What are the literary techniques the Siddur uses to get across its message?

15 times on Thursdays
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Sep 14 - Jan 18
Except: Sep 21, Oct 5, Oct 12, Nov 23
$150.00 Member
$300.00 Public
42WKJS00F7
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1429.



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