From Slavery to Sinai (Exodus / Shemot Part I)
This course brings us the Egyptian narrative of our people from “Pharoah’s Paranoia” and “Moshe’s CV” to the dramatic story of our rescue, and survival in the wilderness during “Into the Sea” and “Manna from Heaven.” Leadership, bravery, faith, and doubt define some of the critical moments in these texts and offer us a rich backdrop for challenging our own assumptions.

Day: Thursdays, January 14 - March 18, 2021
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Eastern via Zoom
Faculty: Rabbi Steven Garten



Steven GartenRabbi Steven Garten was ordained at Hebrew union college Jewish institute of religion. He has served as the educational director of two large reform synagogues and two reform day schools. In 1995 he was invited to serve as rabbi of temple Israel in Ottawa Canada. He retired as rabbi in 2014 and now is the rabbi emeritus during his time in Ottawa he was blessed with unlimited adult Jewish teaching opportunities. His weekly Talmud shiur now is in its 17 year. His weekly Torah study class attracted learners from all denominations. While in Ottawa he has led 14 community and congregational journeys to Eretz Yisrael. He was introduced to the Melton program as a teacher and taught core courses and "graduate" courses for five years. He made his retirement project the reintroduction of "Melton" to the Ottawa Jewish community.

Assistant Director

Roslyn Wollock
Roslyn is the Soloway JCC Adult Education & Cultural Programs Manager and Melton Administrator

Sponsoring Agency

Soloway JCC logoSoloway JCC
21 Nadolny Sachs Private, Ottawa, ON

Contact Details

+1-613-798-9818 (ext 254) for Roslyn Wollock
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