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                   Weekly  Learning Opportunities

There are times when, for various reasons, classes may be canceled. If you would like to confirm that any particular class is indeed taking place please call the shul office at 212-874-6100.


  •  Rabbi Rosenfeld’s Shiur on Rabbinic Responsa • Meets after the 2nd Minyan    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
  •  Sunday Morning Beit Midrash Program; 10:15am– 11:45am. Come and join our Rabbinic interns as we begin a new season of the Beit Midrash program. Participants will have the choice of two different tracks of learning: Jewish Philosophy and Halacha. Both groups will learn in study groups in the Beit Midrash to create the best learning atmosphere. Breakout discussions and lectures will follow.  ( will resume after the summer)


  • Hebrew Reading Crash Course Levels I & II • 6:30pm-8:00pm- Rm LL201 and Rm 211

    Level I is designed for Jews who have little to no background in Hebrew and focuses on teaching the Hebrew alphabet and reading skills. Level II is a follow up class for the “graduates” of Level I, who can recognize the Hebrew alphabet and wish to advance their Hebrew reading and comprehension skills. Both courses are five 1.5 hour weekly sessions, free of charge and open to all. Register online at or call NJOP at 646-871-4444 (Resumes July 30)

  • Jewish Living Workshop • 7:30pm-8:30pm- Rm 208 (Starting August 28)

    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 ( resumes after the summer)

  • Conversational Hebrew • 7:00pm-


  • The Marilyn & Sam Isler Studies in the Weekly Parsha Class with Rabbi Shaul Robinson • 10:30am-11:30am- Beit Midrash
  • Beginners: Introduction to Bible: The 10 Commandments with Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald •  6:30pm-8:00pm. Rm 206\207 (Starts February 13th; 8 sessions)

    This class provides an in-depth study and analysis of the Decalogue (the Ten Commandments) and other basic biblical texts. The religious significance of the Bible, scriptural exegesis and the relationship of the written and oral law will bediscussed and analyzed. To register, please call 212-874-6100 or register online at Cost: $90, Free to LSS Members. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. (resumes after the summer)

  • Gemara B’Shana • 7:15pm-8:30pm- Beit Midrash 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.
  •  Beit Midrash night The First Book of Samuel: with Ron Platzer •  7:30 pm  •7:30 pm- Rm 211 Led by Ron Platzer: Adultery, Incest, Rebellion: The Travails of David, the Greatest Jewish King. A great story, complex characters, a subtle, sophisticated text.                                           .


  • Talmudic Logic with Rabbi Weiss • 7:30pm-8:30pm- Rm208/210 (on hiatus, will resume after the Chagim, schedule TBD)
  •  Beit Midrash night The Subversive Religious Poetry of Yehuda Amichai facilitated by Sara Brzowsky • 8:00pm-9:15pm  Rm 207


  • Women’s Talk Time: led by School Psychologist Ruth Moser Riemer; 11:30am-12:30pm - Rm LL201. (will resume after the Pesach break)Thursdays:                                            
  • The Jacob Adler Parsha Class: Explorations in the Weekly Parsha with Rabbi Shaul Robinson • 7:30pm- Beit Midrash Join  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.


***For times of each class, please refer to the Shabbat Echod 

Shabbat Morning:

  • Shiur given by Dr. Moshe Sokolow in the Belfer Beit Midrash- 7:45am

Shabbat Afternoon:

  • Beginners Mishna Chavura with Moshe Sheinwexler in the Belfer Beit Midrash
  • Samson Rephael Hirsch Bible Class with Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald (will resumer after the summer)
  • Louis & Rhoda Lazar Memorial Shiur


Tue, December 11 2018 3 Tevet 5779