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Weekly Learning at the Joseph Shapiro Institute


· Sh’eilot and Tshuvot with Assistant Rabbi Yoni Zolty: 9:15am-10:15am. Come and learn some classic and contemporary responsa Sunday mornings after Shacharit. In person and via Zoom. In person location: Belfer Beit Midrash. Meeting ID:  838 3061 9860 Passcode: 354153. Must be fully vaccinated to participate in breakfast portion. Sponsors are welcome.


· A Gemara Class Bava Kama: Laws of Personal Injury led by Rabbi Robinson: 11:00am-12:00pm. Location: Nathaniel Richman Cohen Sanctuary. Repeated on Zoom Tuesday at 8:00pm.

· Beginners: Hebrew Reading Crash Course Level I with Sharona Spivack: 6:00pm. The 5 classes last 1 1/2 hours, and are free and open to all. Location: Belfer Beit Midrash. Register at

· Chug Ivrit led by Harel Fenigstein Chadashot (News from Israel): 7:00pm-8:15pm. Available in person or via Zoom. Register at


· The Marilyn & Sam Isler, “Studies in the weekly Parsha” led by Rabbi Shaul Robinson:   10:30am–11:30am Meeting ID: 241022510. Dial In:     646 876 9923. Location: The Nathaniel Richman Cohen Sanctuary

· Beginners: Rabbi Buchwald’s Introduction to Bible: 6:30-8:00pm via Zoom. This course will review basic literary and theological approaches to Bible study, traditional and modern, through the analysis of the Biblical text. Registrants receive the Zoom link and class materials prior to the class. Register at Cost: $90, Free to LSS Members. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

· Beit Midrash night, The M'lachim (Kings) Study Group led by Ron Platzer: 8:00pm. Meeting ID: 850 0937 1460 Password:560900

· A Gemara Class Bava Kama: Laws of Personal Injury led by Rabbi Robinson:  8:00pm. Meeting ID: 858 4080 4793 Passcode: 931015


· Personalities in Rabbanic Literature led by Rabbanit Mindy Schwartz Zolty: 12:00pm-1:00pm. Location: Nathaniel Richman Cohen Sanctuary. Class will end December 1st. 

· Chug Ivrit - Safa Ivrit (Hebrew Language) led by Harel Fenigstein: 7:00pm-8:15pm. Available in person or via Zoom. Register at


· Women’s Talk Time: led by School Psychologist Ruth Moser Riemer: 11:30am-12:30pm. Meeting ID:  972 4054 8238 Password: 142533

· Jacob Adler Parsha Class: Explorations in the Weekly Parsha led by Rabbi Shaul Robinson: 7:00pm. Meeting ID: 912 657 888. In person location: Belfer Beit Midrash


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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