Torah Study | Congregation Beth Am

Torah Study

Torah Study

Torah Study

Shabbat mornings, 9:00 - 10: 00 AM, Beit Kehillah Every Shabbat morning a large and enthusiastic group comes together for Torah study. Rabbi Janet Marder teaches this class, which focuses on a thoughtful reading of the entire Torah, exploring the historical, ethical and spiritual questions raised by the text.

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We explore Torah on three levels: What meaning did it hold in its original ancient Near East setting? How have our sages and commentators understood the text over the centuries? What personal and communal meaning does it hold for us today? Every session offers learning, lively interchange and ample opportunity for questions and discussion. People of all levels and backgrounds are welcome, and Hebrew knowledge is not required. No prior study of the Torah or Hebrew knowledge is needed. It is not necessary to read ahead or prepare. Although this is an ongoing class, drop-in attendance is welcomed. Come at 8:30 AM for bagels, coffee and friendly conversation.


Torah Study

June 13, 2009
Genesis 9:5-7
Led by Rabbi Janet Marder
June 6, 2009
Genesis 9:5
Led by Rabbi Sarah Wolf
May 30, 2009
Rabbi Leanard Thal
Led by Rabbi Leanard Thal

Rabbi Thal attended as a special guest lecturer in honor of Rabbi Janet Marder’s 10′t anniversary at Beth Am. His topic was canonization of the bible. He supplied a references to read.

May 23, 2009
Genesis 9:1-7
Led by Rabbi Janet Marder


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We strive to live as a holy community whose study and practice of Judaism inspires and challenges us to "do justice, to love kindness and to walk humbly with our God" (Micah 6:8).