Throughout the year, Or Chadash offers a variety of opportunities for learning. Each fall and winter/spring, there are Sunday morning classes taught by the Rabbi and a learned member of the congregation. These classes are an excellent way to learn more about Judaism, Jewish thought, and the Jewish/ LGBT viewpoint on a wide variety of topics. Our rabbi strives to make study of Torah and Judaism relevant to our experiences as LGBT Jews as well as to provide thoughtful perspectives on traditional views.
Previous classes have included:
- Homosexuality in the Jewish Tradition
- Maimonides Study Group
- Modern Jewish Thought
- The World to Come: Jewish Views of Reward, Punishment and the Afterlife
- Who Wrote the Bible?
- Israel and Zionism
Workshops are routinely presented for members desiring to learn how to lead services or give a d'var. Workshops are also offered on more practical matters such as Networking, Preparing a Will, and End-of-Life Issues.
For those interested in converting to Judaism, Or Chadash provides ongoing support as well as connection to formal classes offered in the community.