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Global Day of Jewish Learning

The Global Day of Jewish Learning (GDJL) is a project of the Aleph Society and Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz, uniting Jewish communities across the globe through the study of our shared texts. Hundreds of communities worldwide will be gathering on this day to share Jewish learning opportunities.

The theme for this year is "Speaking Volumes"-- from ancient arguments to modern meanings, from raising our voices to remaining silent, explore how and why words matter.

This community-driven day of learning will take place on Sunday, November 17 from 2:00 - 4:30 PM and will showcase many learning opportunities for participants and families. GDJL is opening to everyone regardless of educational background and religious affiliation. The classes are created for all audiences; no prior knowledge of Hebrew or Jewish text is necessary in order to participate.

Here is a brief overview of the what to expect for the event:

  • Come early to register at 1:30PM
  • Participate in opening remarks/welcome
  • Choose one session per block of sessions
  • Participate in a panel discussion at the end of the sessions
  • Refreshments will be available during short break

Lessons will be taught by community Rabbis and Jewish educators:

Temple Beth-El
Rabbi Michael Knopf
“Moses: Not a Man of Words?”
Cantor Dara Rosenblatt YP
“Ask me Anything™”

Congregation Beth Ahabah
Rabbi Scott Nagel
“Names: Meaning & Memory”
Cantor Sarah Beck-Berman
“Hurtful Words”

Congregation Or Ami
Rabbi Ahuva Zaches
“The Silence of Aaron”

Congregation Or Atid
Rabbi Hal Shevitz
“Not One Empty Word”

Chabad of Virginia
Rabbi Yossel Kranz
“Names: Meaning & Memory”
Rabbi Shlomo Pereira
Panel Discussion

Keneseth Beth Israel
Rabbi Adam Winston
“Hurling Words Towards Heaven: Hannah’s Prayer”

JCFR & PJ Library
Sara Rosenbaum
PJ Library Activities
Amanda Braun
YP “Ask me Anything™”

Virginia Holocaust Museum
Megan Ferenczy
“Hurtful Words”

Rudlin Torah Academy











View the full schedule for the Global Day of Jewish Learning HERE. 

All Events are FREE. Registration Required. - Register HERE


Chaired by Helen Griffin, Weinstein JCC Board of Directors

Young Professional Event Chaired by Sarah Arenstein, Weinstein JCC Leadership Academy

Sponsored by the Weinstein JCC and supported by the Richmond Rabbinical Council, Jewish Community Federation of Richmond (JCFR) and Virginia Holocaust Museum (VHM).

For more information, contact Victoria Ball Sheridan at 804-545-8662 or