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.


Tikkun Leil Shavuot: A Late-Night Study Session

In the tradition of the all-night study sessions, join us for some lengthy learning about Shavuot, its significance and application to our Jewish lives now. The evening promises to be thought-provoking and eyeopening with a little cheesecake thrown in for good measure.

Registration PRIOR to the evening is required.


Sat, Jun 3
9:00 PM - 12:30 AM
$20.00 Member
$24.00 Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1429.

Breakfast Study Seminar

with Rabbi Reuven Kimelman

The Book of Deuteronomy
How does Moses reinterpret the Torah?

18 times on Thursdays
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Feb 2 - Jun 15
Except: Apr 13, Jun 1
$150.00 Member
$300.00 Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1429.

Shavuot Seminar

with Rabbi Reuven Kimelman

How is Yom Yerushalayim connected to Shavuot?

Wed, May 24
8:15 PM - 9:30 PM
Free Member
Free Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1456.

Weekly Seminar on Jewish Studies

with Rabbi Reuven Kimelman

The Prophet Ezekiel
Why is Ezekiel so unlike the other biblical prophets?

18 times on Thursdays
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Feb 2 - Jun 15
Except: Apr 13, Jun 1
$150.00 Member
$300.00 Public
42RKJS00W7
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1429.



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