Classes: Counting of the Omer

Counting the Omer – An Exploration of the Jewish People’s Transformation

Wednesdays – 12 pm EST
April 12 – May 24, 2023

Join us as we mark the journey our people made from slavery in Egypt to becoming the free people who stood together at Mount Sinai by counting the 50 days of Omer.  During the Omer we draw inspiration from our people’s transformation, by reflecting on our own journeys of freedom and growth.  Our reflection is traditionally fostered by the study of sacred texts. This year, our team of Rabbis of Small Congregations brings you seven sessions on Nevi’im and Ketuvim, the “Prophets” and “Writings” sections of the TaNaKh.  Join us for one or more of the sessions as we delve into our textual tradition during this period of reflection.

Classes Taught:

4/12 – Book of Proverbs 
Rabbi Cookie Lea Olshein, Temple Emanuel of Tempe, AZ
Rabbi ​Cantor Raina Siroty, Congregation Gemiluth Chassodim, Alexandria, LA

4/19 – Books of Ezra & Nehemiah
Rabbi Michael Birnholz, Temple Beth Shalom Vero Beach
Rabbi Binah Wing, Temple Beth-El, Rockford, IL

4/26 – Scroll of Ecclesiastes
Rabbi Gidon Isaacs, Temples Anshe Sholom and Beth-El  Munster, IN

5/3 –   Book of Jonah – co-taught by:
Rabbi Simone Schicker, Temple B’nai Israel, Kalamazoo, MI
Rabbi Leah Berkowitz, Congregation Kol Ami, Elkins Park, PA

5/10 – Book of Daniel
Rabbi Laurence Malinger, Temple Shalom, Aberdeen, NJ
Rabbi Robert Haas, Congregation Mickveh Israel, Savannah, GA

5/17 – Scroll of Song of Songs 
Rabbi Barbara Goldman-Wartell, Temple Concord, Binghamton, NY
Rabbi Estelle Mills, Congregation Beth Jacob, Plymouth, MA

5/24 – Scroll of Ruth
Rabbi Emily Losben-Ostrov, Temple of Israel, Wilmington, NC
Rabbi Jeff Goldwasser, Temple Sinai, Cranston, RI