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Torah Study

Every Shabbat morning from 9:00 to 10:00 AM in the Beit Kehillah, 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.

We explore Torah on three levels:

  1. What meaning did it hold in its original ancient Near East setting?
  2. How have our sages and commentators understood the text over the centuries?
  3. 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. Arrive earlier at 8:30 AM for bagels, coffee and friendly conversation.

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May 30, 2020 | Exodus 19:19-25

Led by Rabbi Janet Marder

May 23, 2020 | Exodus 19:14-20

Led by Rabbi Janet Marder

May 16, 2020 | Exodus 19:13-17

Led by Rabbi Janet Marder

May 9, 2020 | Exodus 19:9-13

Led by Rabbi Janet Marder

May 2, 2020 | Exodus 19:9-13

Led by Rabbi Janet Marder


April 25, 2020 | Exodus 19:6-13

Led by Rabbi Janet Marder

Thu, June 4 2020 12 Sivan 5780