The Jewish Rainbow Program (JRP) of the Ohel Avraham Congregation at the Leo Baeck Education Centre in Haifa provides a pathway for members of the LGBTQ community to strengthen their Jewish identity, develop leadership skills, and become active participants in Jewish communal life. It connects members of the community with Progressive Judaism and eliminates the destructive conflict between their gender and Jewish identities.
At the end of October, Sir Erich Reich, Chair of the Kindertransport group in the Association of Jewish Refugees in the United Kingdom, visited the Leo Baeck Education Center in Haifa and gave an enlightening living history lesson to a group of 50 high school students and teachers. [Read more…]
Written by Leah Guren, Ohel Avraham congregant.
Over the years, I have attended High Holiday services at different shuls. It is fascinating that the same structure of prayer and ritual can vary so much depending on the denomination, the location, and even the style or personality of the congregation. [Read more…]
Ohel Avraham’s adult education programming takes text study to a new level. After a few successful years of running a beit midrash for adults, Rabbi Na’ama added an additional component to the adult education programming just this year: tiyulim (study tours)! Congregants get to learn about texts on-location at different sites of religious and historical significance throughout Israel. [Read more…]
The Board of Directors of the Leo Baeck Education Center unanimously appointed Rabbi Ofek Meir as the fourth Managing Director of the Leo Baeck Education Center, starting January 1, 2018. Rabbi Meir has worked at Leo Baeck since 1989 in a very wide range of positions throughout his 22 years of service. [Read more…]