Weekly Learning at the Joseph Shapiro Institute
Coffee & Responsa
Rabbi Josh Rosenfeld • 9:15-9:45am
Join Rabbi Rosenfeld on Sunday mornings after 8.30 am services for a journey through the fascinating and compelling world of rabbinic responsa literature, navigating the historical, sociological, and psychological nuances of the Halakhic process through study of a seminal responsum each week - all accompanied by a strong cup of delicious coffee or tea
Jewish Living Workshop• 7:30-8:30pm
Bill and Hadassa Greenbaum
The Jewish Living Workshop, a 10 session series, is a "hands-on" experience, we learn by doing. The workshop is free; register at JLworkshop@yahoo.com
The Marilyn and Sam Isler Studies on the Weekly Torah Portion
Rabbi Shaul Robinson • 10:30-11:30am
Rabbi Shaul Robinson • 7-8:15pm
THE BRUCE RITHOLTZ TALMUD PROJECT: A new kind of Gemara shiur, dedicated to the memory of Bruce Ritholtz a”h. The class will undertake the ambitious goal of studying and completing an entire tractate of Talmud each year followed by a siyum to mark its completion at the time of Bruce's yahrtzeit, between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The class will be focused on a clear understanding of the text of the Gemara, together with in-depth explorations of selected topics followed by interactive dialogue through social media and email. This year we will be studying tractate Ta’anit.
Beit Midrash Night
Chavurot led by shul members:
Tanach Survey: The Books of Samuel and Kings • 7pm-8pm
Facilitated by Marcy Zwecker and Robyn Mitchnick: The growth and travails of the first Israeli kingdom. This group hopes to learn all of Prophets, 2 chapters per session.
Politics and Kingship: The Book of Samuel • 7:30 -8:30pm
Led by Ron Platzer: Adultery, Incest, Rebellion: The Travails of David, the Greatest Jewish King. A great story, complex characters, a subtle, sophisticated text.
Beit Midrash Night
Chavurot led by shul members and clergy • 8:40-9:40pm
The Subversive Religious Poetry of Yehuda Amichai
Facilitated by Sara Brzowsky. We continue to analyze the Israeli poet's final masterpiece, Patuach Sagur Patuach.
The Jacob Adler Parsha Class
Rabbi Shaul Robinson • 7:30pm
Join Senior Rabbi Shaul Robinson for an exciting and timely look at the weekly portion utilizing contemporary and ancient commentators to uncover new depth in Torah study.
Rabbi Josh Rosenfeld • 8:45pm
Welcome Shabbat early and explore a challenging new topic in Jewish thought each week in this informal and friendly gathering. Note: Chabura meets in private residence.
Check out our special Beginners Classes and Programs including Intro to Judaism and Hebrew Reading Crash Course (Levels 1 and 2).
Please check out our full calendar for specific dates on each of these classes. Times and teachers are subject to change based on availability.
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