Programs during this on-going series
are scheduled to be held on
the third Wednesday of the month from September through May
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
in the relaxed setting of the
Begel Commons Area West
“Torah Study for Christians"
with Rabbi Saul Oresky and Rev. George Balasko
Jewish/Christian Studies Youngstown, OH
and the B’nai B’rith Guardian of the Menorah
The Diocese of Youngstown Office of Religious Education
is offering 1.5 credit hours for each session
that participants attend.
This Bible education series is an opportunity for Christians to reflect on the Scriptures under the guidance of a rabbi. Working closely with the biblical text, we will explore the methods and insights of the sages of the Jewish tradition, their love for Torah, their eye for detail, their incisive questions, debates, and creative storytelling (midrash). In this way we will deepen our appreciation of a Torah tradition that is at the core of Jewish life, which formed Jesus as a Jew, and which is the root of our biblical heritage as Christians.
Join us in this fascinating journey of biblical and spiritual enrichment.
Rabbi Saul Oresky has served as the rabbi of Congregation Ohev Tzedek – Shaarei Torah in Boardman, Ohio since August 2014. He grew up and lived in the Washington, DC suburbs, and was ordained by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in June 2013. He is a lifelong Jewish educator, teaching hundreds of students, and he has also served as a journalist, technical writer, and editor.
Rev. George Balasko is the co-creator of Jewish/Christian Dialogue with the late Rabbi Samuel Meyer of Temple El Emeth in Liberty. Through his many ecumenical programs, Fr. Balasko is well-renowned and highly regarded in the local Jewish community. He is the founder, general editor, and producer of a continuing education program in cooperation with Abba House Communications, and for more than 20 years has served as host and producer of the “Jewish/Christian Dialogue” network television series which airs in several markets around the world. Fr. Balasko resides in the apartments at Villa Maria.
All are welcome. Participants need not attend all sessions in this series.
Future program dates in this on going series
will be posted on our website as soon
as they become available.
If you would like to register for this or any of our programs, there are several easy ways to do so.
• click the "Register" link located at the bottom of
• call 724-964-8886 to speak with a member
of our friendly staff
• complete and mail a printable registration form along with your payment to:
Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center
2067 Evergreen Road
P.O. Box 424
Villa Maria, PA 16155