Weekly on Mondays Between: Monday, Dec 09 and Monday, Jan 13
Study of Joseph with Maharat Ruth Balinsky Friedman
Time: 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm, Location: OSTNS
Maharat Ruth will teach a class on Joseph on Monday nights beginning in December. We will examine Joseph's character in Genesis, and how the commentaries explain his persona. The class will meet on 12/9, 12/16, 12/23, 1/6, and 1/13. (The class will not meet on 12/30, as Dr. Ben Elton's shiur will take place that night.)
Saturday, Dec 14
Scholar in Residence: Levi Cooper
Time: 9:15 am - 12:00 pm, Location: OSTNS
Please join us as we welcome Levi Cooper of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies as our Scholar in Residence. For more information about Levi, please click on the event title. He will give a Dvar Torah during morning services. Jon Leener, a Pardes alum, will give a shiur during Seuda Shelishit. All are encouraged to attend.
Saturday, Dec 14
Laws of Shabbos with Maharat Ruth Balinsky Friedman (Women's Class)
Time: 12:45 pm - 1:15 pm, Location: OSTNS
Maharat Ruth will be teaching a Shabbos afternoon class for women on the laws of Shabbos. The class will meet in the Sisterhood room following the communal kiddush lunch (unless another time and/or location is announced). Please email MaharatRuth@ostns.org with questions.
Sunday, Dec 15
OSTNS Book Club with Special Guest Erica Brown
Time: 7:30 pm, Location: Shul Library
The OSTNS book club will host a very special guest for their December meeting: author Erica Brown. Erica will lead a discussion of her book "Happier Endings: A Meditation on Life and Death." All are welcome to attend. We hope you can join us.
Sunday, Dec 15
Women's Monthly Shiur with Maharat Ruth Balinsky Friedman
Women in the Talmud
Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 am, Location: OSTNS
The Talmud is a text written by men for men. However, there are multiple women who appear throughout the text. Some of these women are central characters, and others who only appear once, but they all have fascinating roles in the legal and aggadic discourse. Join Maharat Ruth Balinsky Friedman one Sunday morning a month for a women's beit midrash in which we will study these women. The sessions are open to all women in the community, and will involve both chevruta study and shiur. Meeting 11/3, 12/15, 1/12, 2/9, 3/9, 4/6, and 5/4.
Tuesday, Dec 17
Two-Part Niddah Refresher Course with Maharat Ruth Balinsky Friedman (Women's Class)
Time: 8:00 pm, Location: OSTNS
Ohev Sholom recently broke ground on our new mikvah! The mikvah will be a communal space available to all who want to use it. As the construction progresses, we will be offering events surrounding mikvaot. Our first series will be a two-part Niddah Refresher course for women taught by Maharat Ruth on Tuesday, December 14 and Tuesday, January 7. Stay tuned for more upcoming events, and email MaharatRuth@ostns.org with questions.
Monday, Dec 30
Shiur with Dr. Ben Elton
How Many Words are there in Kriat Shema? Mystical Numerology and the Date of the Zohar
Time: 7:45 pm, Location: OSTNS
Please join us for a shiur with Dr. Ben Elton on Monday, December 30, following Maariv.
Wednesday, Jan 01
Yom Iyun: History of Ohev Sholom
Featuring Joel Wind, Julie Levine, Rabbi Adam Mintz, and Pamela S. Nadell
Time: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm, Location: OSTNS
OSTNS will be hosting a Day of Study (Yom Iyun) on the History of Ohev Sholom in the context of the Washington DC Jewish community and the American Jewish community. All are welcome. For the full schedule and information about the presenters, please click on the event title.