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Rabbi Cohn’s “Basic Judaism” Class Schedule 2017-2018

All sessions are open to the public; they will take place at 6 p.m. at Temple Israel, except for the Nov. 15 event, which will be held at B’nai Jacob Synagogue at 6 p.m.

Nov. 8: The Sabbath (The Two Rabbis)

Nov. 15: The Kosher laws (The Two Rabbis) AT B’NAI JACOB SYNAGOGUE

Nov. 29: Jewish history overview

Dec. 6: Jewish sacred texts

Jan. 3: Jewish movements (“denominations”)

Jan. 10: Tikkun Olam: mystics and reformers

Jan. 24: The holiday cycle

Jan. 31: Life-cycle events and their observances

Feb. 7: Beliefs: God, Torah, and Israel (and “Who is a Jew?”)

Feb 21: Jewish views of Jesus and the Jewish Messiah

March 7 : The Holocaust and Israel

March 14: The future of Judaism & its institutions (The Two Rabbis)

Torah Study

First Shabbat Torah Study

A participatory Torah study session on the first Shabbat morning of most months. Facilitated by Rabbi Cohn.

June’s “First Shabbat” Torah topic
“Moses is ready for retirement – maybe past ready”
Saturday, June 2, 2018, following the 10:30 Shabbat Morning Service
Torah Portion: B’haalot’cha, Numbers 8:1 – 12:16
For the text and commentary, check out



Or read the Women’s Torah Commentary in the Sisterhood Lounge, starting on p. 843.

“First Shabbat” is a participatory Torah study session facilitated by Rabbi Cohn on the first Saturday of each month. There will be a nosh!!


Listen & Learn
Audio recordings of Shabbat Prayers are on the “Worship & Holidays” page.

Temple Library

The Temple Library is an excellent resource for information.

  • Books, magazines & periodicals
  • Self-checkout Procedure
  • Wi-Fi hotspot (Temple-wide) – please note: no password is necessary for the public Wi-Fi.
  • Judaica display & art

We also invite you to explore the Jordan Library and Children’s Library located in the Education Wing.

The Kanawha County Public Library is another helpful resource. Locate, reserve and checkout books online and have them sent to any branch library for easy access. If you have your selections sent to the main library in downtown Charleston, you can call ahead and have them sent to the drive-thru pick-up window (please allow several hours for this service). The library also allows you to download audio and e-books. KCPL Website