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Dates for 5873 (2022/23)

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 5783 (2022)
7th September - Who are we? History and development of Progressive Judaism - Led by Rabbi Benji - at KHK
14th September - Jewish Symbols - Led by Arturo Kerbel - at KHK
21st September High Holidays - Led by Rabbi Benji - at KHK
12th October -  Sukkot and Simchat Torah with the Jewish Calendar - Led by Kamila Kopřivová at KHK, Hebrew with Avital

2nd Nov - Patriarchs and Matriarchs - Led by Yael Roberts at KHK, Hebrew Eyal Arad
9th Nov - Race and Diversity in Judaism – Led by Joey Leskin on Zoom, Hebrew Eyal Arad
16th Nov - Jewish History: An Overview - Led by Rabbi Colin Eimer – on Zoom, Hebrew Eyal Arad
23rd Nov - Torah and visit to the Memorial Scrolls Trust - Led by Rabbi Thomas - at KHK, Hebrew Eyal Arad
30th Nov - Jewish Social Justice and Mitzvah Day - Led by Student Rabbi Kamila Kopřivová on Zoom, Hebrew Eyal Arad
7th Dec - Chanukah - Led by Rachel Renz on Zoom, Hebrew Eyal Arad

Pesach Term 5783 (2023)
11th January 
Food Glorious Food: Kashrut - Led by Yael Roberts
18th January Celebrating Shabbat - Speaker TBD - on Zoom 
25th January - Shoah - The Holocaust - Led by Annie Cohen - on Zoom
1st February - Tu B'Shevat and Climate Change - Led by Judith Silver and Yael Roberts - on Zoom 
22nd February - The Conversion process:  Theories and Practicalities - Led by Rabbi Benji - on Zoom 
1st March - Purim: Masks and Mystery - Led by Yael Roberts at KHK + on Zoom
8th March The Siddur and Jewish Liturgy - Led by Rabbi Benji - at KHK + on Zoom
15th March The Synagogue: the Structure and Music of Services - Led by Rabbi Benji and Yoav Oved at KHK + on Zoom
22nd March - Women and Judaism - Led by Yael Roberts at KHK + on Zoom
29th March Pesach: Story, History and Meaning - Speaker TBD

Shavuot Term 5782 (2022)
26th April - Yom HaShoah Service - including film screening of 'Back to Berlin', includes Q&A with director - Led by Rabbi Benji 
3rd May The History of Ancient and Modern Israel - Led by Rabbi Benji
10th May - LGBT+ Jewish History - Led by Lev Taylor - at KHK + on Zoom
17th May Shavuot: Receiving the Torah and TaNakh - Led by Yael Roberts
7th June Oral Torah: An introduction to the Talmud and Jewish Law - Led by Rabbi Benji
14th June - Beginning of Life Ceremonies: Brit and Naming - Dr Joshua Plaut  
21st June - Bar and Bat Mitzvah - Speaker TBD
28th June -  Jewish Weddings - Led by Emeritus Rabbi Thomas
5th July - Death , Mourning and Afterlife - Led by Yael Roberts
12th July - Ask the Rabbi and Jewish Educator - Led by Rabbi Benji & Yael Roberts - with dinner

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! 

Fri, 2 December 2022 8 Kislev 5783