Downtown Lunch and Learn

Working or living near downtown?

Enjoy Torah study during your lunch break.

The environment is informal. The content is approachable. The people are welcoming. Come with your curiosity. Ask questions or simply listen. Try it – you’ll be glad you did.

One Thursday per month
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM | See class dates below.

In-person classes are temporarily suspended but you can attend virtual classes with the Rabbis via zoom meeting.

Please register for all classes using the red registration buttons. You will be emailed Zoom login information several days before the class.

Questions? Contact Terri Snavely, 513.793.2997.

2020-2021 Schedule

1/21/2021 What’s a Mishnah, Anyway? An Introduction to Rabbinic Thought
with Rabbi Danziger
The Rabbis of the early centuries of the Common Era play a tremendous role, to this day, in our Jewish lives.  Who were they, and how did they both change and preserve Judaism following the destruction of the Temple?  A brief look at the Oral Law in writing, and the teachers who recorded it.
3/4/2021 UnOrthodox
with Rabbi Thomashow
This Netflix hit mini-series is an incredibly fascinating portrayal of a young Orthodox woman from the Satmar Chasidic community in New York. It is multi-layered in its dealing with youth, religion, and gender, amongst other large topics of great interest. In this one-hour session, we will take up a few moments from the main character’s life, and study them through the lens of our tradition. No prior knowledge of the show, or the book it is based on, necessary!
4/8/2021 Got Kosher?
with Jonathan Falco
The story of Kashrut in America is one of adaptation and innovation, a merging of traditional practice with the American palette. Join us in discovering the intertwine between the Jewish tradition and the world of American food, such as how products like coca-cola became kosher and the development of kosher certification in the age of the modern food industry.