Adult Learning 2016-17

Below are a list of learning opportunities for OrH members and non-members. Watch this space for further updates in programming, or subscribe to the OrH Newsletter. 

Guf Va'Nefesh - Body-Mind-Spirit Integration Workshop

A One-Day Workshop for the ORH community
led by OrH Member Tana Saler, Coach, Reiki Teaching Master, Healer, Blogger and Integration Trainer

This one-day workshop is designed for participants to acquire self awareness and self regulation skills for more peaceful, fulfilling and effective living. The workshop involves minimal lectures and plenty of gentle movement (no need for athletic abilities!), breathing, feeling (body awareness), sound, touch and helpful visualization. Full-day workshop with potluck lunch.
The workshop takes place Monday, February 13, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM in Kanata. For more details and information, visit or contact Tana at 613-862-6592.

Conversational Hebrew for Adults

Offered by Temple Israel, open to OrH members.

Service Leaders Training "Boot Camp" - Series I

You’ve always wanted to lead part of a service at OrH, but don’t feel you know the steps.

You love to sing along and think it would be fun to lead a few songs.

You want to contribute more to the community, and wonder if this is your “thing.”

Join in the most gentle of “Boot Camps” with Rabbi Liz, during and following Shabbat morning services on JANUARY 7 (Shabbat Limmud) and JANUARY 21 (Torah Service). On each date we will learn as we pray and sing, and then continue to learn more about the theory and practice of service leading after Kiddush lunch.  There will be opportunities to lead services this winter and spring, but no commitment to leading is expected of participants. Email if you plan to attend.

BONUS! Any and all members of the community jazzed by music can sign up for this free class with the Reconstructionist Learning Network, exploring the music of Shabbat:

Learn to Chant Torah Trope

This fall Rabbi Liz will be offering a five-session Learning to Chant Torah Trope class for OrH members. Sessions will take place after services and lunch on October 22, October 29, November 12, November 26 and December 10. Anybody can learn trope. Reading knowledge of Hebrew with vowels is required. Knowledge of musical notation is useful but not required. Check out the first session and see if you interested. Free to OrH members. Any questions please speak to Rabbi Liz or contact If you plan to attend, please send a note to

Exploring Judaism: A Reconstructionist Approach

A Course for Inquisitive Jews, their Significant Others, Those Considering Adult B’nei Mitzvah or Conversion, and Seekers of Knowledge of Jewish Life

Taught by Rabbi Elizabeth Bolton

This 15-week course is designed for those hoping to deepen their understanding of their Jewish heritage, for those exploring Judaism as a spiritual and religious tradition, as well as for those considering conversion to Judaism.

For more information visit the Exploring Judaism page or contact:

Jewish Mindfulness Meditation

A learning activity with the guidance of Rabbi Liz Bolton.

Open to all who want to explore, learn, grow and share a mindfulness experience with a Jewish perspective. Offered the second Thursday of each month, beginning September 2016 through June 2017, 7:15-9:15 pm, 30 Cleary Ave, Room 6, lower level. No RSVP or registration fees required. Come to one or all sessions. 

For more information visit the Mindfulness Meditation page or contact:

Jewish Mindfulness Unbookclub

The Mindful Meditation Jewish Learning group is hosting an "unbookclub" for the 2016/17 (5776/77) cycle for the spiritually adventurous.

The group will discuss three rich books on aspects of Jewish spiritual learning and practice. We will delve into ways our tradition guides us both as individuals and within community. Each session will invite participation through readings, structured exchange in small groups or dyads, and large group sharing. Attendees are encouraged to read the corresponding book prior to meeting to optimize the encounter’s opportunities.

For more information visit the Mindfulness Meditiation Unbookclub page or contact

Sun, August 20 2017 28 Av 5777