Introduction to Judaism

Want to get a good overview of the Jewish holidays, life cycle events, and learn from Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox rabbis? Then consider taking the Introduction to Judaism Survey Course, taught by our area rabbis and designed for interfaith couples, those wishing to make conversion, and Jews wishing to refresh and enrich their own childhood Jewish education.


Adult Hebrew Classes

Our classes are supportive and help each student develop fluency and understanding whether or not they have previous Hebrew knowledge, or perhaps know letters, but can’t read the prayers quickly enough to keep up, or can read the prayers but don’t understand the meanings. Whatever one’s goal, we are here.


Adult B’nai Mitzvah

There is nothing more satisfying than seeing the culmination of two years of study as our adult students are called to the Torah for their bar or bat mitzvah at Temple Beth Or. If you’ve never had a bar or bat mitzvah or want a refresher course, consider joining our adult course of study in Jewish prayer, the cycle of Torah reading, and learning Hebrew. Email Rabbi Margolis, RabbiMargolis@tboraleigh.org for more information.

Torah Study
Lay-Led Torah Study Groups

Two groups meet on alternating Sabbath mornings from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. In the TaNaKh and the Torah study group, a class member leads a discussion of a portion each session. At times, one of the rabbis or a guest speaker may be invited to speak. Reading is in English, but the group benefits from those who understand and read Hebrew. Anyone is welcome at any time for this no-fee study group.

Our topics follow The Torah, A Modern Commentary, edited by Rabbi Plaut and for TaNaKh The Jewish Study Bible

Please visit https://groups.google.com/d/forum/tbo-tanakh-study-group to see the current schedule and to request to join the group.


Gateways to Judaism
Gateways is an introduction to theology, prayer, Mitzvot and Halachah, Torah, Midrash and Talmud, American Judaism, and contemporary Israeli living.

 

 

Senior University

TBO’s annual Senior University is a day of learning, fun, and fellowship for all area Jewish seniors. There is always an all-star lineup of dynamic speakers. Past speakers include actor and television host David Hartman, People’s Pharmacy hosts Joe and Terry Graedon, NC  Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin, as well as other esteemed speakers from the arts, education, sciences, government, healthcare, and the financial sector.

“The road to learning is endless” …
Baal Haturim (Rabbi Jacob Ben Asher)

Senior Lunches

Join longtime and new friends for Temple Beth Or’s monthly senior luncheons featuring speakers from the arts, government, education, the media, sports, and philanthropy. Senior Lunches are the first Thursday of the month in the Satisky Congregation Hall.

 

Senior Lunches

TBO Assembly Room

Revised April 10, 2016

 

 

Our topics follow The Torah, A Modern Commentary, edited by Rabbi Plaut

 

April 16          Esther 5-6

                                    Nita leader.  Roger bagels.  Ed coffee.  Bee cream cheese.

 

April 23          Passover

 

                        Exodus12:43 – 13:16 – Addenda to the Passover Observance

                                    Cal leader.

 

April 30          Esther 7-8

 

May 7             Exodus 13:17 – 14:31 – Rescue at  the Sea

 

May 14           Esther 9         

                                    Mort leader

 

May 21           Exodus 15: 1-2 – Shirah – The Song at the Sea

 

May 28           Ecelesiastes – Introduction and 1

                                    Roger leader

 

June 4 Exodus 15:22 – 16:36 – In the Wilderness

                                    Rabbi Citrin leader

 

June 11           Ecelesiastes

 

June 18           Exodus 17:1 – 18:27   Foes and Friends

                                    Rabbi Citrin leader

 

June 25           Ecelesiastes

 

July 2              Exodus 19:1-25 – At Sinai

             Rabbi Citrin leader

 

July 9              Ecelesiastes

 

July 16            Exodus 20:1-7 – The  Decalogue

             Zemer Lexie leader

 

July 23            Ecelesiastes

 

July 30            Exodus 20:8-11   The Sabbath Day

                                    20:12-18   5th to 10th Commandments

 

August 6         Ecelesiastes

 

August 13       Exodus 20:19   – 21:36 – Laws on Worship, Serfdom, Injuries

             Zemer Lexie leader

 

August 20       Daniel, Introduction and 1

 

August 27       Exodus 21:17 – 23:9  Laws on Property and Moral Behavior

                 Rabbi Citrin  leader

April 23

Passover
Exodus12:43 – 13:16 – Addenda to the Passover Observance
Cal leader.

April 30

Esther 6-7
Nita leader, Maxine Carr bagels & code, Nita/Theresa coffee

May 07

Exodus 13:17 – 14:31 – Rescue at the Sea

May 14

Esther 8, 9, & 10
Mort leader

May 21

Exodus 15: 1-2 – Shirah – The Song at the Sea

May 28

Ecelesiastes – Introduction and 1
Roger leader

June 04

Exodus 15:22 – 16:36 – In the Wilderness
Rabbi Citrin leader

June 11

Ecelesiastes

June 18

Exodus 17:1 – 18:27 Foes and Friends
Rabbi Citrin leader

June 25

Ecelesiastes

July 02

Exodus 19:1-25 – At Sinai
Rabbi Citrin leader

July 09

Ecelesiastes

July 16

Exodus 20:1-7 – The Decalogue
Zemer Lexie leader

July 23

Ecelesiastes

July 30

Exodus 20:8-11  The Sabbath Day
20:12-18 5th to 10th Commandments

August 06

Ecelesiastes

August 13

Exodus 20:19 – 21:36 – Laws on Worship, Serfdom, Injuries
Zemer Lexie leader

August 20

Daniel, Introduction and 1

August 27

Exodus 21:17 – 23:9 Laws on Property and Moral Behavior
Rabbi Citrin leader