Friday, November 15, 2019 at 5:45 PM EST
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 2:00 PM EST

Add to Calendar 


Beth Shalom Congregation 
8070 Harriet Tubman Lane
Columbia, MD 21044

Driving Directions 


Jessica Schultz 
Beth Shalom Congregation 

Also this weekend:

On Sunday, November 17 at 3:30 p.m. 

Oakland Mills Interfaith Center

5885 Robert Oliver Place
Columbia, MD 21045

Global Day of Jewish Learning is a community celebration of our heritage—brought to Howard County by the Jewish Federation and the Howard County Board of Rabbis. 

This year's theme, "Speaking Volumes," will be explored in two different projects:

  • The Impact of Words
    Round-table discussions with community rabbis about the power of words and their impact on our lives.
  • Resetting the Table
    Collaborative conversations about Israel in the face of strong differences. This is a unique opportunity to work with trained facilitators from across the country.

To sign up for Resetting the Table, you will need a code provided by your congregational rabbi or through the Federation's Program Director. 

Sponsor: Jewish Federation of Howard County, Howard County Board of Rabbis, Resetting the Table

Register for Global Day Of Jewish Learning.


Two Jews, Three Opinions, One Thriving Community

A Weekend of Learning and Envisioning with Rabbi Amy Levin

Since ancient days, Jewish tradition has been nudging us (and noodging us) into communal life. From Torah to contemporary sociology, from personal experience to aspirational envisioning, we’ll immerse ourselves in the concept of community over the course of a weekend and emerge with an appreciation for the power of sacred community to shelter us, ward off a sense of isolation, nurture our families and engage our minds and souls.

Friday, November 15
5:45 p.m.: Candle lighting and congregational Shabbat dinner (pre-registration and fee required)
7:00 p.m.: Shabbat Services during which Rabbi Levin will present a D’var Torah exploring the concept of community.  
8:00 p.m.: Following services, Rabbi Levin will lead How Does Community Feel? An Experiential Experiment and Discussion.   

Saturday, November 16
9:30 a.m.: During services Rabbi Levin will

will lead a Bimah study What the Experts Tell Us About CommunityDuring a light kiddush lunch following Saturday’s services, join Rabbi Levin for a Q&A: What Does Your Dream Community Do? Feel Like? Sound Like? And How Do We Make That Happen?   


Rabbi Amy Levin is the founding director of Tzibur Strategies: For Thriving Sacred Communities and Their Leaders and Director of Communal Life at Kibbutz Hanaton, a unique multi-denominational Jewish community in Israel's Lower Galilee. Rabbi Levin was named Faith Leader of the Year in 2013 by the Rhode Island Council of Churches for her groundbreaking work in bringing together the State's Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities and serves on the Rabbinical Assembly’s Committee on Jewish Law and Standards.


Registration is required for the dinner. All other programs are free and open to the community and do not require registration.