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Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm at the JCC and via Zoom
Taught by: Rabbi Steven Abraham, Cantor Joanna Alexander, Rabbi Deana Berezin, Rabbi Yoni Dreyer, Rabbi Ari Dembitzer, Rabbi Duni Blotner, Rabbi Mendel Katzman, Hazzan Michael Krausman and Rabbi Brian Stoller

Omaha is blessed with a Jewish community whose members have deep affection for each other and for their spiritual leaders, regardless of which congregation you happen to belong to.  Embracing our desire to be together and learn together, this exciting BeitMidrash (house of study) gives all of Jewish Omaha the opportunity to engage in spirited and challenging cross-denominational study with our local rabbis and cantors. Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Omaha, the Beit Midrash brings us together to strengthen one another.

Please note, the remainder of January classes will be held online only. Click here for updates on when class will be available at the JCC in addition to Zoom.

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For more information, contact Mark Kirchoff.

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:

  • American Loyalty to Israel vs Progressive Values
  • Be Fruitful & Multiply; But What if We Can’t?
  • Same Prayer - Different Tune
  • Greatest Hits of Pirkei Avot
  • Halakhah: Religious Observances & Daily Life
  • Anti-Semitism: Historically & Today
  • Holiday Observances Across Denominations

March 2 -  American Jewish History
Facilitated by: Rabbi Brian Stoller & Rabbi Eli Tenenbaum

March 9 -  Jews in Ukraine with Rabbi and Rebbetzen Felch
Joined by local clergy

March 23 - "When We Go Away"
Facilitated by the Institute for Holocaust Education

Tonight's program is a joint endeavor with the Institute for Holocaust Education. They will be presenting a video of the play they produced that was performed this past November – “When We Go Away.”  It tells the story of 5 local survivors and prompts the audience to think about what will happen when the survivors all go away. Who will tell the stories and remember what must not be repeated?

March 30 - Holiday Observances Across Denominations - Session 3 of 3
Panel Discussion

All Jews celebrate the same holidays, but do we all celebrate holidays the same?!? For this series the clergy will explore various expressions of holidays through liturgy, customs, and practice.

April 6 -  Queer Jewish Texts: An Exploration - Session 1 of 2

April 13 -  Greatest Hits of Pirkei Avot - Session 1 of 2
Joined by local clergy

Please note: the Beit Midrash will not be in session April 20, 27 & May 2 due to Passover, Yom HaShoah and Yom Ha'atzmaut. The Beit Midrash will not be in session May 18 due to Lag B'Omer.

May 11 - Ukrainian Boarder Mission
Rabbi Abraham and Jeff Kirshenbaum discuss their recent trip.

May 25 - "UAPs: A Jewish Take on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena"

Sat, May 21 2022 20 Iyyar 5782