Monthly Brown Bag ‘Lunch & Learn’ Starts Today At Los Alamos Jewish Center

Rabbi Jack Schlachter with the Torah. Courtesy photo


This week on the Jewish calendar marked the completion of the annual cycle of reading the Five Books of Moses, known in Hebrew as the Torah. The holiday of Simchat Torah, rejoicing in the Torah, was celebrated this past Tuesday; it was the final holiday in the series of Jewish fall holidays that began late September with the Jewish New Year.   

Learning never stops in Jewish tradition, and Jews worldwide continue Torah study this week with the opening chapters of the Book of Genesis.  To mark this event, Rabbi Jack Shlachter of the Los Alamos Jewish Center will be inaugurating a monthly series of Lunch and Learn sessions.  He’ll be exploring the weekly Torah (Hebrew Bible) reading through the eyes of the classic Jewish commentators as well as modern Jewish thinkers.  A number of contemporary English translations of the Biblical text will be available.   

Bring your brown bag lunch and join Rabbi Jack today, Thursday, October 20 at noon, for the first of these monthly “Lunch & Learn” session at the Los Alamos Jewish Center. Some snacks will be provided. The Jewish Center is located at 2400 Canyon Road, just down the street from PEEC Nature Center. For further information, or to be added to the mailing list to hear about upcoming educational events write to