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Dates for 5874 (2023/24)

Below you'll find a list of dates and topics for this year's Or Chadash course. If you're on the course, click here to access the relevant source sheets. If you would like to learn more about the classes, click here to get in touch. In 5783, most classes will take place in person at Kent House, with the option to Zoom in. Some classes with guest speakers will take place entirely on Zoom. Please see below for a list of classes, teachers, and locations.

Chanukah Term 5784 (2024)
Sunday 3rd September -  Jewish Prayer intensive - sign up here.
Wednesday 13th September -  Rosh Hashana: the Birthday of the World
Wednesday 20th September - Yom Kippur: Teshuvah, Tefillah, Tzedakah
Wednesday 27th September Sukkot and Simchat Torah with the Jewish Calendar
Wednesday 4th October -  Synagogue, Prayer, Siddur: How to Pray at synagogue, how to pray at home

Wednesday 11th October - Sefer Breishit: Patriarchs and Matriarchs
Wednesday 18th October - Celebrating Shabbat: Kabbalat Shabbat and home practice
Friday 20th October - Friday Night Chavurah (joint meal) - sign up here.
Wednesday  1st November - Celebrating Shabbat: the Music of Services
Wednesday 8th November -  Jewish Symbols
Wednesday 15th November - Jewish Social Justice and Mitzvah Day 
Wednesday 22nd November - Visit to the Memorial Scrolls Trust  

Wednesday 29th November - Jewish History: An Overview

Wednesday 6th December - First night Chanukah

Pesach Term 5784 (2024)

Wednesday 17th January Kashrut: An Ethical Eating Practice
Wednesday 24th January Tu B'Shevat and Climate Change 
Wednesday 31st January - Shoah - The Holocaust
Wednesday 7th February - Jews from around the world: Diversity & Inclusion within Judaism
Wednesday 21st February - LGBT+ Jewish History
Friday 23rd February - Friday Night Chavurah (joint meal) 
Wednesday 28th February - Women and Judaism
Wednesday 6th March Judaism and Mental Health
Wednesday 13th March The Conversion Process, Antisemitism, and the Jewish People
Wednesday 20th March - Purim: Revealing the Hiddenness
Wednesday 17th April Pesach: Story, History and Meaning

Shavuot Term 5784 (2024)
Wednesday 1st May - The History of Ancient and Modern Israel
Wednesday 8th May Torah and Tanach
Wednesday 15th May - Oral Torah: An introduction to the Talmud and Jewish Law
Wednesday 22nd May Shavuot: Receiving the Torah 
Wednesday 5th June Beginning of Life Ceremonies: Brit and Naming
Wednesday 12th June - Bar and Bat Mitzvah
Wednesday 19th June - Jewish Weddings

Wednesday 26th June - Death, Mourning and Afterlife
Wednesday 3rd July - End of year Chavurah (joint meal) - Ask the Rabbi and Jewish Educator

Connecting with the Community

During the year, we will be holding dinners for the Or Chadash group to connect and get to know on another better.

We also encourage students to get involved in Synagogue life by not only joining us for services, but our Adult Learning Opportunities, Festival Events and Cultural Gatherings. To learn more about any upcoming events or groups you can get involved in, please do get in touch! 

Sat, 30 September 2023 15 Tishrei 5784