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Adult Learning 2021-22

Below are a list of learning opportunities for OrH members and non-members. New opportunities are updated here, in our calendar and in our newsletter. And of course you can always contact our learning coordinator directly via email.

Tikkun Olam/Repairing the World Series

Repairing the World

A series of member- and guest-led sessions on understanding racism. First Tuesday of each month 7:00-9:00 pm. This is an initiative of the Repairing the World Committee - all Or Haneshamah members are welcome to attend. To register, please contact

October 6 - Structural racism
November 9 - History in Canada of anti-Black racism
December 1 - Psychological underpinnings of racism
January 5  - White fragility and supremacy
February 2 - The current situation in Canada
March 2 - Healing racism in the Jewish community
April 1 -  How to be an Anti-racist
May 4 - So you want to talk about Race?

Schmooze 'n Learn Cafe

Schmooze and learn Cafe

Once a month on Sundays, from 10:30-noon, Rabbi Liz will lead a schmooze for us to chat and catch up for the first 30 minutes, and then a member will offer a presentation on a subject dear to their heart. TOPICS INCLUDE: Jewish genealogy, Yiddish language and media, Jewish humour. Check out the full schedule of schmoozes here.

Chanting & Chocolate

Chanting and Chocolate

Chanting & Chocolate is a monthly gathering to engage in sacred Jewish chant, followed by delicious chocolate treats! Voluntary donations go to support orphans from the Abayudaya Jewish community in Uganda. Visit the Chanting and Chocolate page for more information.

Exploring Judaism

Exploring Judaism with 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:

Mon, May 17 2021 6 Sivan 5781