Omer Learning 2023
Learning about Learning
In Pirkei Avot 6:6, our rabbis teach that Torah is acquired in 48 different ways. During this year’s 49 day Counting of the Omer, we’ll be sharing these 48 behaviors. Along with these words of wisdom, we want to share our own community’s ideas for how one can more deeply connect with Torah and all things Jewish.
Participating in this virtual learning program is easy!
First, sign up to receive the Omer Learning e-mails. You can do so by visiting our signup page. If you’ve received past Omer Learning e-mails, then there’s no need to sign up again.
Next, take a few minutes to submit your ideas so we can share them during the counting of the Omer.
Submissions should be in by Friday, April 21st, 2023.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is it called the Omer Learning?
We mark the 49 day time period between the second day of Passover and Shavuot through a practice known as Counting the Omer. The process of counting is relatively simple: you recite a blessing and then note the amount of time that has passed since the count started using a special formula. You can learn more about the practice here.
There’s a tradition that we use the 49 day period for spiritual growth. The Omer Learning project honors this tradition.
What kind of tips are you looking for?
Thanks for asking! We’re looking for anything that helps people better connect with Judaism.
This could include:
- Favorite books, websites, apps, podcasts or YouTube channels
- Sources for Jewish Recipes, kids activities or DIY projects
- Resources for learning to read Torah, chant a Haftarah, give a Dvar Torah or Leading Services
- Approaches you find useful for learning and mastering a new new topic, or attaining new habits in general.
- Anything that sparks a connection and encourages learning within Judaism.
How many tips can I submit?
Submit as many as you’d like.
How detailed should my submission be?
Submissions are typically just a couple of sentences. They can include the specific resource or technique and then a short message why you’re recommending it. If you’re inspired to write something more lengthy, go for it!
I’d Like to contribute, but I’m out of ideas. Here are some questions to ask yourself:
- What sources of information have helped you grow in your Judaism?
- Imagine you have a new topic to learn or a habit you’d like to embrace. What techniques do you employ to help learn or embrace this topic or habit?
How long are the Omer Learning e-mails?
The Omer Learning e-mails are intended to be short. They’ll outline the daily Omer Count, share one of the 48 traits listed in Pirkei Avot and then include a member’s tip.
Will my name be attached to my submissions?
Submissions will typically carry the first name of the individual or family that submitted it. If you wish to remain anonymous, simply provide ‘anonymous’ as your name.Fri
Participating Is Easy
Sign up to receive the Omer Learning e-mails. You can do so by visiting our signup form below. If you’ve received past Omer Learning e-mails, then there’s no need to sign up again.
Visit our Omer Learning Tips Submission form. Here you can provide specific suggestions on a number of topics, including: rest, the environment, community equity and assisting animals. These suggestions will power the Omer Learning and will be shared with the community as we make our way through the Omer Learning project.
Absolutely. We hope that discussion of the project will inspire submissions, so please share ideas from your family and friends with us.
Not at all. We plan to publish the Omer Learning to both our Facebook Page and Twitter. All entries will also be available on our website.
Submissions will typically carry the first name of the individual or family that submitted it. If you wish to remain anonymous, simply provide ‘anonymous’ as your name.
Yes! Family and friends are encouraged to participate. The Omer Learning project is open to all.