Classes

The Russkie Football Club

What:
Please join us for our new men’s football (soccer) club.
No professional experience necessary, just a desire to have fun and meet like-minded people!
There will be free babysitting for your children in the park, so you can give your wife a nice Sunday morning break.

When:
Sundays 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Starting again in the Spring

Where:
Wellwood Elementary School
2901 Smith Ave, Pikesville, MD 21208

Sheves Achim Hebrew School

What:
Located in Owings Mills, MD, we are the Hebrew School EXPERIENCE with the emphasis on experiencing Judaism and all it has to offer. We welcome all Jewish children, regardless of background or religious affiliation, to our Sunday program.

Our mission is to create a positive Jewish experience for every Jewish child, instilling a Jewish pride and enthusiasm for Jewish values, history and heritage.

When:
Sundays 10AM - 12PM

Where:
Bais Yaakov Elementary School
11111 Park Heights Avenue
Owings Mills, MD 21117

Sunday Morning Minyan

What:
Please join us every Sunday morning as the Achim community comes together for a Sunday morning Minyan.
The davening will be followed by doughnuts, coffee, and an interactive class with Rabbi Paysach Diskind.

Where:
At the Etz Chaim Center for Jewish Studies

When:
Sunday mornings at 8PM

Girls Jewish Learning Club

What:
Would you like your preteen girls to grow to love their Judaism? Would you like your girls to be proud of themselves and be proud of their Judaism? Would you like your daughters to prepare for their Bat Mitzva in a very fun program with other girls their age? Then join Mrs. Russie Steinhardt for a fun Sunday morning program for pre teen girls.

Where:
421 Yeshiva Lane Apt 2c

When:
Sundays 11 AM - 12:30 AM

Doughnuts, Parsha & Coffee

What:
Please join us for a weekly discussion group exploring the themes of each week's Parsha.
The doughnuts are delicious and the coffee is stimulating - and so the discussion!

When:
9AM-10AM

Where:
At The Etz Chaim Center
3702 Fords Lane

The Starbucks Shmooze

What:
Are you a Jewish teen who enjoys Starbucks coffee? Do you like heated discussions with friends? Please join us for coffee and exciting conversation discussing moral issues depicted in popular culture, and how they relate to Jewish values. Every Shmooze will center around a short video clip from popular culture.

When:
The Shmooze meets Monday nights between 8PM and 8:45 PM

Where:
at the Woodholme Shopping Center Starbucks

How to Make Your Wife Happy!

What:
When our wives are happy, the whole family thrives. Please join Rabbi Yisrael Gelber for a four-part series, sharing principles from classical Jewish texts and the works of Rabbi Shlomo Wolbe on how a husband can do his part to create a loving and respectful marriage. Single men who want to learn about marriage are welcome to join as well.

When:
Monday Evenings at 7:30 PM
Jan 16th, Jan 30th, Feb 13th, Feb 27th

Where:
At the Owings Mills Torah Center
7920 McDonogh Rd Suite 203
Owings Mills, MD 21117
For more information or to RSVP, please contact
R' Diskind at paysach@achim.org

Understanding The Spiritual Themes Of Prayer

What:
Do you think that your prayer experience would be more meaningful if you had a deeper understanding of what the prayers are trying to convey? The Jewish prayer book is an incredibly rich text filled with profound philosophical and theological ideas that are central to the Jewish worldview and Jewish expression. Bring your praying experience to a new level and enhance your relationship with HaShem. Join Rabbi Paysach Diskind for a weekly exploration into the meaning and relevance of our daily prayers.

When:
Every Monday 8:00 - 8:45

Where:
at home of Boris and Yelena Malachevsky
3002 Lightfoot Drive 21208

Dilemmas In Modern Day Business Values

What:
Sometimes it feels like corruption and noncompliance is just par for the course in the business world. But Judaism teaches that each of us has the power to transform the culture of our surroundings by acting as an “ambassador of integrity” and make a Kidush Hashem. If we act in a moral and transparent way, we can truly elevate our environment.
Please join Rabbi Aaron Tendler a faculty member of Ner Israel Rabbinical College and Rabbi of the Owings Mills Torah Center with experience in the world of small business, for a new bi-monthly interactive study of Modern Case Studies In Jewish Business Ethics.

When:

Class #1: Jan 9th - Ethical Behavior- Staying Within the Letter of the Law
Class #2: Jan 23rd - Mediation, Arbitration, and Dispute Resolution
Class #3: Feb 6th - Free Entry, Competition, and Anti-Trust Law
Class #4: Feb 20th - Employee/Management Rights and Responsibilities
Class #5: March 6th - Copyright and Confidentiality

Where:
At the Owings Mills Torah Center,
7920 McDonogh Rd Suite 203
Owings Mills, MD 21117

Kindness & Sensitivity

What:
When we read the news headlines, sometimes it feels as if the world is coming apart at its seams.
Jewish tradition teaches however that the acts of kindness and goodness that we do truly have the power to help slowly influence and shape the entire world for the better. Please join Rabbi Yitzi Weiner for a new six part series on "Kindness and Sensitivity”.
Learn the many ways the Torah inspires us to act with sensitivity, respect, and integrity with others, and how these practices can transform our character, make us closer to Hashem, and make a great impact on the world at large. We will explore each of the mitzvos below with its philosophic and spiritual underpinnings along with heartwarming anecdotes.
The class is open to the entire community, for both men and women.

When:
Monday Evenings 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where:
at Congregation Tiferes Yisrael (Rabbi Goldberger’s Shul)

Loving to Listen…Listening to Love

What:
Ironically, with the advent of so much technology that improves communication, there is still a shortage of communication that truly connects people.
We communicate but we seldom connect.
Please join
Rabbi Shalom Weingot
For a new four-part workshop on how to utilize the power of effective listening to greatly enhance your friendships and relationships.
Rabbi Weingot, director of Beneinu, and seasoned educator, is
spearheading the “Silent Revolution”, an initiative to develop
healthy listening skills.
Open to the whole community. Men and women are welcome.
Kindly RSVP to Paysach@achim.org

When:
Tuesday Evenings 8PM-9PM
Jan 31, Feb 7, Feb 14, Feb 21

Where:
at Etz Chaim

Tuesdays at the Moishe House

What:
GREAT PEOPLE.
GREAT FOOD.
GREAT DISCUSSION.
Tuesdays at the Moishe House

When:
Tuesday Nights 7:30 PM-9PM

Where:
at the Baltimore Moishe House

Learn & Chill

What:
Join us in a chilled atmosphere with professionals, great food, and relevant Torah talk. Happening weekly at the Knish Shop Party Room. Torah talks will be given on a regular basis by R’ Yehuda Moradian, R’ Yitzi Weiner, and many other guest speakers. Great trips are planned during intersession. We will also have the chance to hear from young business leaders. Join us! Please sign up with R’ Paysach Diskind at paysach@achim.org

When:
Tuesday Nights 8PM-9PM

Where:
at the Knish Shop Party Room

Challah: A Small Taste of Paradise

What:
Recently , Baltimore was blessed with an incredibly inspiring experience of more than 4000 Jewish women coming together to bake shabbat challah.
Many women looking to continue the inspiration of the Great Challah bake, have decided to get together once a month to bake challah for their families together.
Please join us for a monthly challah baking program.

When:
On the first Tuesday of every month
From 7PM - 9PM

Where:
At the home of Sara Bakaev
3206 Midfield
Baltimore MD, 21208

Balancing The Competing Roles of Motherhood

What:
A mother can wear so many different hats at once. How can a mother balance all of these competing responsibilities successfully? Please join Rebetzin Dina Schneider for an inspiring monthly workshop discussing how mothers can succeed in each of their respective roles.

When:
Tuesday Evenings at 8:30 PM

Where:
At the home of Leah Mikeladze
2704 Marlene Ct.
Please call Leah at 410-358-1450 for up to date scheduling

Parsha Insights From a Scientist

What:
Dr. Michael Keidar is professor at Washington University and a renowned expert in Nanotechnology and Aerospace engineering. With his inquisitive mind and extensive scientific background, he helps to uncover the deep messages contained in the weekly Torah portion, Please join us for this very fascinating series.

When:
Tuesday Evenings
From 8PM - 9PM

Where:
At Shomrei Emunah
6221 Greenspring

Pirkei Avot: Timeless Insights for Meaningful Jewish Living

What:
Pirki Avot is a timeless Jewish classic filled with pithy maxims and sage advice on how to live a thoughtful, meaningful and satisfied Jewish life.
Because of its rich content, even one who has learned this text before can continuously mine its teachings for rich and inspiring lessons that relate to modern living.
Please join Rabbi Yosef Binyaminov for a weekly series on Pirkei Avot.

When:
Tuesday Evenings
9PM - 10PM

Where:
at Shomrei Emunah
6221 Greenspring

Taking Daily Steps in Emunah

What:
Our Sages teach that one of the fundamental mitzvos in the Torah in the mitzva of Emunah, faith and faithfulness. A person with a heightened sense of emunah can face nearly any obstacle with extraordinary serenity. Emunah can turn nearly every daily encounter into a joyous interaction with the Creator.
How can one develop this serene and joyous sense of emunah?

Please join Mrs. Tamar Englander for an inspiring exploration of
the pathways toward greater emunah.

When:
Tuesday Evenings
8PM - 9PM

Where:
6307 Wirt Ave

Patterns And Connections In The Weekly Parsha: Based on the Inspiring Writings of the Sfas Emes

What:
The patterns that we observe in nature are indications of the order and wisdom of nature’s Creator. In a similar way, the breathtaking patterns and connections we find in the Torah, are inspiring reminders of the wisdom of the Torah’s Author. Please join Rabbi Yitzi Weiner at Khal Ahavas Yisroel Tzemach Tzedek, for a new series uncovering the inspiring patterns and connections in the weekly Torah portion and in Rashi’s commentary. Rabbi Weiner will be using the writings of the Sfas Emes to convey the depth, sophistication, joy and richness of the mitzvos that we observe.
Open to the whole community, for men and women
Kindly RSVP at Rabbiweiner@achim.org

When:
Wednesday Evenings 9PM – 10PM
Followed by Maariv

Where:
At Khal Ahavas Yisroel Tzemach Tzedek
in the Ezras Nashim Lounge
6811 Park Heights

Insights!

What:
The Torah has so many deep insights regarding life, relationships, human dynamics, and how to develop a deep and meaningful relationship with our Creator.
Please join Rabbi Paysach Diskind for a lecture series exploring these deep Torah insights.

When:
Thursdays at 8pm

Where:
At the Home of
Alla and Josef Kovalerchik
101 Clarendon, 21208

For more information please email paysach@achim.org

Choice and Providence

What:
Join Rabbi Yisrael Motzen in the morning for a series exploring suffering, challenges, and free will

When:
Thursdays at 11AM

Where:
at Ner Tamid

Sensitivity, Equity and Integrity

What:
Please join Rabbi Yitzi Weiner,for a new lecture series based on the approach of Rav Samson Raphael Hirsch, exploring the “big picture of Judaism”, and how each of the particular pieces of the Torah fit within the bigger picture.
Learn the mitzvos of Sensitivity, Equity and Integrity and how they help to perfect our character to make us similar and close to Hashem

When:
Thursdays at 8pm

Where:
At Ner Tamid
6214 Pimlico Rd

Inspirational Lessons From the Weekly Torah Portion

What:
Please join Rabbi Yosef Binyaminof for a weekly class delivered in Russian, exploring the inspirational messages from the weekly Torah portion.

When:
Thursday Evenings
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Where:
At the Owings Mills JCC

For more information please contact rabbiyben@gmail.com

Unlocking the Beauty of Our Prayers

What:
Do you think that your prayer experience would be more meaningful if you had a deeper understanding of what the prayers are trying to convey? The Jewish Prayer book is an incredibly rich text filled with profound philosophical and theological ideas that are central to the Jewish worldview and Jewish expression. Rabbi Yitzi Weiner will be presenting a class to the 12th Grade of Bnos Yisrael exploring the spiritual themes of many of our central prayers.

When:
Friday mornings from 11 AM – 11:45AM

Where:
For Bnos Yisroel students only

The Achim Circle Of Friends

What:
Seniors, please join Rabbi Pesach Diskind every Friday morning at 9AM for a short introductory service to welcome in the oncoming shabbos.
Дорогие Друзья! С радостью даём вам знать о кратких ознакомительных занятиях о встрече Субботы, которые будут проходить по Пятницам в 9 часов утра по адресу 4001 Seven Mile Lane. Равин Пэсах Дискинд приглашает всех присоединиться.

When:
Friday at 9am

Where:
at 4001 Seven Mile