The Jewish Federation & Foundation of Rockland County in West Nyack joins many communities in different countries for a “Global Day of Learning” on Sunday, December 8, at 9:30 a.m., at the Jewish Federation, at 450 West Nyack Road in West Nyack, N.Y. . It is the joint initiative of the Aleph Society and Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz. This year’s curriculum is “Speaking Volumes,” with Rabbis Dan Pernick, Benjamin Sharff, Brian Leiken, Joshua Finkelstein, and Paul Kurland, as well as Miri Burman and Dr. Marty Cohen.
The first Global Day in 2010 celebrated the completion of Rabbi Steinsaltz’s translation of the Talmud. Its purpose is to encourage the study of Judaism’s shared texts and to set one day a year aside to highlight the beauty of studying together, no matter where in the world, across many diverse, Jewish communities. Sign up online or call Emma Lebowitz at (845) 362-4200, ext. 180. View the class curriculum at www.jewishrockland.org/adult-education/global-day-curriculum.