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SPICE: The American Jewish Experience

Monday, March 27, 2023 5 Nisan 5783

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Past Sessions
Monday, March 20, 2023 27 Adar 5783 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday, March 13, 2023 20 Adar 5783 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday, March 6, 2023 13 Adar 5783 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This class will begin with a very brief summary of the history of Jews in America. The main part of the class will focus on contemporary Jews and Judaism in the United States. We will examine our religious beliefs and affiliations, our politics, our organizations, our relationship with Israel. Many of these attitudes have changed in the last half century. Where are we now?

We will also take a look at outside forces which affect our community: antisemitism, Christian nationalism, assimilation and more.

Facilitator: Rabbi Floyd Herman is the Rabbi Emeritus of Har Sinai-Oheb Shalom Congregation. He served as the Rabbi at Har Sinai Congregation for more than 35 years. He continues his involvement in our newly merged congregation and in the community. He also enjoys golf and food. Rabbi Herman has taught before in our SPICE program on several occasions.

Registration Information:
Registration fee is $50.88 for HSOSC members and $63.60 for non-members.

All SPICE courses must be registered for and paid for in their entirety. Due to a MD sales tax regulation, we are required to charge 6% sales tax on all continuing education courses delivered electronically. This has been added to course prices shown.

Until otherwise noted, all SPICE courses will be presented on Zoom. If you are unable to attend a session, all SPICE courses will be recorded for your convenience. SPICE fees are per head, not per household, with a 50% off fee for second registrants within the same household. A minimum of 15 enrollees per course are required in order to hold the course. If a course must be cancelled, those registered will be notified and a SPICE credit will be issued.

Reservations may be made via email to or by telephone to Sherri Bell, SPICE Chair at 410-303-2483.

Payment may be made in one of three ways:

1. Check

Mail it to Sherri Bell

1 Clifton Court

Pikesville, MD 21208

Your check should be made payable to Har Sinai-Oheb Shalom Congregation with SPICE and the course name written on the memo line.

2. Credit card

Please note that the synagogue charges a 3.1% credit card use convenience fee.

3. Bill your synagogue account

Members only.

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