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Jewish Educational Manna, Intellectual Food for the Wondering Jew (JEM)

JEM is a joint program shared by Or Shalom through its “Martin Bass Fund for Human Resources” along with London’s Reform congregation, Temple Israel, and is a lively part of both synagogues’ programming. The goal of JEM is to provide stimulating, high-quality Jewish knowledge to busy adults who have a wide variety of Jewish learning backgrounds.

Weekly lectures are delivered by speakers with many interests and talents from the local community and by invited speakers from outside London. The sessions address a broad, eclectic range of Jewish topics, including philosophy, arts, texts, history, and skills.

The weekly sessions are held on Monday evenings from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm plus one Sunday afternoon program. For the 2022-2023 season, JEM will be held solely on zoom due to covid restrictions. In future years, the JEM committee hopes to have a combination of online and live events.