Women's Study Groups

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Women get together to study the ancient practice of "mussar" - ethical character development and spiritual self-improvement. Each class provides practical takeaways and tools for improved relationships and calmer, more peaceful lives.

Evening class: every other Monday evening at 7:30 pm
Daytime: Thursdays at noon
23980 Chagrin Blvd. Suite 100
Beachwood, 44122

"Studying mussar (character development) with Ruchi every week is such a gift! The wisdom she shares and articulates enhances the way I live my life on a daily basis. To have the opportunity each week to work on improving myself through Torah and Jewish values and ideals has added tremendous depth and meaning to my life and to my relationships. Thank you Ruchi Koval and JFX!"

Lauren Sonkin, Orange


Men's Study Groups

Men get together with Rabbi Koval or Rabbi Helman for either an early morning minyan class every Tuesday, or an evening Cholent 'n parsha every other Wednesday evening.  Each session will give you insight into a Torah concept that you can use to improve your life and inspire you to become the best version of yourself.  Drop in and try one! Email Rabbi Koval or Rabbi Helman for details on current groups.

"Torah, Cholent and Scotch with Rabbi Helman and the gang makes for a perfect Wednesday evening. The Rabbi gives us a segment of the Parsha (Torah portion of the week) to study in advance of the class. The class begins, the topic gets debated, the discussion gets heated, the differences of opinions are bantered back and forth and in the end, with the Rabbi’s guidance and direction, we arrive at the conclusion. A wow moment that keeps you coming back for more!"

Michael Greff, Shaker heights













Mini Mussar


mini mussar 2020Mini Mussar is a monthly program created by Kim Farkas for kids focused on personal growth, connection, and learning. Students meet for an hour once a month and enjoy food, Jewish thought, and insights. This is all provided in an interactive fun environment, with pizza and prizes, including students from different backgrounds and schools. Mini Mussar offers five classes a month.

  1. 4th grade
  2. 5th-6th grade
  3. 7th-9th grade
  4. High School (twice a month)

Please feel free to contact Kim about registration or for more information:

Kim Farkas


"Mini Mussar is so amazing because it's one of the only places I can talk freely and ask questions about Judaism. I am able to learn the why, rather than the what, and with this sort of approach, I now have a whole new perspective on what it means to be Jewish."

Tamara Joseph, Pepper Pike


Partners in Torah

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One of our most highly acclaimed programs! Once a month on Sunday mornings at Laurel, or more often as your individual schedules allow, pair up with a study buddy or in small groups for completely customized study. Want to learn Hebrew? How to keep kosher? Jewish history? Parenting? This is your opportunity. Many of our Partners-in-Torah volunteers become beloved members of the JFX community and close friends with their study partners. A mutually enriching experience for all. 10:00 am monthly on Sunday mornings.

"Though we just met our Partners in Torah and had one wonderful lesson that concentrated on Pirkei Avot, we would like to thank you for partnering us with such an incredible couple as Raphael and Rivki Silver. We found that we have a lot in common and had enjoyed both our conversation and the lesson tremendously. I'm sure we will continue and deepen our understanding of Torah together. Thank you again."

Ris and Miri Gilad, Mayfield Heights