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Lifelong Learning

For any questions regarding our Life Long Learning opportunities,
please contact our Director of Lifelong Learning - Ben Mazur at

Introduction to Modern Hebrew

Every Sunday at 11:00 AM on ZOOM

Teacher: Gailya Paliga

Class Description:  Join our beginning conversational Hebrew class for adults and older teens who want to learn practical Hebrew. We’ll start with greetings, telling time, talking about family, travel, and describing things as we learn about Hebrew language and Israeli culture.

The cost of this course is $180 per semester/$360 per year.

Contact Ben Mazur for more details at

Continuing Modern Hebrew

Every Monday at 7:00 PM on ZOOM

Teacher: Gailya Paliga

Class Description:  We will deepen our learning about Hebrew and Israel through the incorporation of advanced vocabulary and language skills. Requires some previous experience with conversational Hebrew.

The cost of this course is $180 per semester/$360 per year.

Contact Ben Mazur for more details at

Beginning Adult Hebrew Class 

Come learn Hebrew starting with the Alef Bet. This 10-month course is designed to help you acquire or strengthen your Hebrew decoding skills. The focus is primarily on liturgical Hebrew and taught through an exploration of service prayers.

This course is required for those who are intending to participate in TBO’s 2022 adult B’nai Mitzvah Program.

Register here:

Contact Ben Mazur for more details at

Adult B’Nai Mitzvah Class

Adult B’nai Mitzvah is a modern ritual for those who did not celebrate becoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah at age 13. The Adult B’nai Mitzvah program is a 2-year group study experience that focuses on Hebrew, liturgy, basic Jewish knowledge and creating their own D’var Torah. The program culminates with a Shabbat service that includes Torah readings.

The class of 2024 commences with the Beginning Adult Hebrew class starting 10/12/2022. TBO membership is required for participation in the adult b'nei mitzvah but not in the Beginning Adult Hebrew course. 

Contact Ben Mazur for more details at

Breakfast with Dinner (Formerly Ask the Rabbi)

Offered on the Second Sunday of Each Month from 9:30-10:30 AM during TBO Religious School in the Social Hall.

A conversation focused on topics relevant to parents of Religious School-aged children. You can join the discussion, or just sit, listen and learn. Coffee and breakfast noshes will be served. No registration is required and all are welcome.

Gateways to Judaism

This 10-week class is a designed to follow Introduction to Judaism and focusing on more in-depth subjects such as:

  • Jewish Theology
  • Mitzvah & Halakhah (commandments and Jewish law)
  • Midrash & Talmud (commentary)
  • American Judaism
  • Contemporary Israel

Taught by Rabbis Dinner and Solomon

$120 for members of any area synagogue ($180 for all others)

Contact Ben Mazur for more details at

Essentials of Judaism (formerly Introduction to Judaism)

The Raleigh-Cary JCC & Area congregations present a 9-session intro to Judaism. This class taught by area rabbis offers an overview of Jewish holidays, lifecycle events and extends pathways to Jewish studies for conversion, interfaith couples, and Jews wishing to refresh their childhood religious school education.

The book “Living Judaism,” is used as the primary text. Please acquire this book wherever you like to buy books.

When:  TBD 

Cost:  JCC & Congregation Members $120 | General Community $180
*Congregation members, please register as General Community and use the coupon code available through your congregation.

For more information contact:

Contact Ben Mazur for more details at

Rosh Chodesh

Various Dates throughout the year

Our Rosh Chodesh program gives women (13 and older) the opportunity to welcome the new moon and the new month; make new friends; and discuss topics relevant to women. Bring yourself and maybe a friend, mother or daughter. No registration is necessary.

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.

Third Thursday Evening Series

The Adult Education Committee develops this monthly education series. Each month features a different topic. No registration is necessary and everyone is welcome. 

Contact Ben Mazur for more details at

Torah Study

Saturday Mornings, 9:00 – 10:15 AM on ZOOM

Join us for TBO’s Shabbat morning Parashat Hashavua (weekly Torah portion) discussion. Enjoy exploring the beauty, mysteries and meanings of the Torah text, with enlightening discussions with fellow Torah Study students. Enlighten and expand your understanding of our Jewish history and our potential for an even more meaningful Jewish future. No registration is necessary and everyone is welcome.

If you are interested in leading Torah Study, please contact Susan Kilmon at:

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