The Orthodox Union’s Department of Community Engagement’s SPIRIT Initiative – Stimulating Program Initiative for Retirees that Inspires Thought – will be presenting a Passover-themed learning program for seniors at Congregation Keter Torah in Teaneck. This four-part series focuses at enhancing the educational opportunities of the Jewish retirement community. The lectures, presented by Rabbi Dovid Fohrman and facilitated by Rivke Pianko, will present an innovative and exciting approach to the Haggadah.
The program will be held at the synagogue, 600 Roemer Avenue on Monday, March 24; Wednesday, March 26; Monday, March 31; and Monday, April 7. Free admission is sponsored by Congregation Keter Torah. Registration will begin at 7:00 p.m., followed by the lecture at 7:30 p.m.
OU member Congregation Keter Torah, the Aleph Beta Academy, a resource website for Jewish teachings, and STAJE, a communal organization seeking to help make the retirement-age years meaningful for American Jews, are sponsoring this worthwhile initiative. According to Yosef Segal, STAJE educational director, “STAJE is an organization that is committed to fostering a culture that views this second phase of adult life as a highly meaningful opportunity and mandate for personal and religious growth. Therefore, we are very excited to partner with the OU on this innovative lecture series. We hope this lecture series will help bring awareness to the tremendous potential for growth that this phase in life offers.”
The SPIRIT Program features leading rabbinic, communal and mental health professionals, focused on enhancing the educational opportunities of the Jewish community.