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The Lifelong Learning Committee is dedicated to bringing Jewish learning in many modalities to the Merrick Jewish Centre. There are classes ranging from learning Hebrew to Spanish, Bible Study to Jewish history, Art Projects to Zumba. In the past we have learned about the Bible as literature, studied the Holocaust, viewed Israeli films and prepared for our holidays. We continue to have virtual Hollywood on Sundays as well as a TV production class this year. We welcome your ideas and participation in this vital committee.

Have an idea for a Lifelong Learning Program? Contact us at


Joanne Skop and Steve Greenfield




AI and Judaism: Tech Opportunities and Challenges 

In November, Rabbi Dorsch will be sharing trends and happenings in this new world. Watch for details.





Weekly Bible with Rabbi Dorsch

Rabbi Dorsch will discuss the weekly portion of the Torah in a freewheeling discussion format on Wednesdays at 10:00 am. Make sure to check your MJC Weekly Email for the location since it may tend to vary.  No reservation required!  This is an MJC tradition—Come learn and enjoy!


Virtual Hollywood

Richard Knox continues his Sunday morning programs on Hollywood icons at 11:00 am each week.  Zoom info: ID 710-827-5009, Password: MJC613


Learn To Read Hebrew

Sharyn Kussin continues her class on helping you to improve your Hebrew.  She  will work with any students who wish to learn or improve their Hebrew skills.  Contact for additional information.


Continuing Spanish

Hebrew isn’t enough! Sharyn also teaches Spanish every Tuesday night on Zoom at 7:30 pm.  Need a refresher before traveling?  Want to be able to shop properly in Spanish markets?  Contact


Zumba with Carrie Dale

Join us on Zoom for fun-filled hour of exercise with a wonderful instructor. Times may vary from week to week, so email for the current schedule and to be added to Carrie's direct contact list. Zoom info: ID 968 5836 5963 Passcode: 067653




Rabbi Charles and Betty Klein Legacy Lecture

The first event under the auspices of the  Rabbi Charles and Betty Klein Legacy Fund was a lecture by Dr. Stephen Berk entitled “The Imperfect Miracle: Israel at the Crossroads.” Dr. Berk is a nationally renowned speaker who is well-known to many of our congregants. He is a captivating lecturer who weaves facts and historical events into an entertaining and informative narrative. 

If you were unable to attend the lecture, you can watch a recording of the presentation along with introductory remarks by Rabbi Dorsch and Rabbi Klein.

Click here to view the lecture.


Tue, November 28 2023 15 Kislev 5784