Jewish & Israeli Life

Jewish Studies for Adults


The world stands on three things:
The study of Torah
The worship of God
The doing of good deeds(Avot 1:2)

The Evelyn and Harold Meltzer Judaic Scholar-in-Residence Programs

Virtual Weekly Seminar on Jewish Studies
The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades sponsors a class by its Scholar-in-residence, Professor Reuven Kimelman of Brandeis University.

The Biblical Books of Ezra and Nehemiah (virtual)
How did Judaism shift from a Temple-priest-sacrifice-land-centered religion to a Sabbath-teacher-prayer-community-centered religion?
Wednesdays, beginning January 4 ongoing through June, 10:15-11:15am, $150/$225

Yom Ha-Atsma’ut: Evening Seminar (virtual)
What is the proper way of celebrating Israeli Independence Day?
Wednesday, 4/19, 8 pm-9 pm
Free and Open to the Community

Shavuot: Evening Seminar (virtual)
Topic: Why do the Books of Ruth and Esther have so much in common?
Wednesday, 5/24, 8 pm-9 pm
Free and Open to the Community