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Torah Study


Every Shabbat morning from 9:00 to 10:00 AM (in the Beit Kehillah, on Zoom and live streamcheck the calendar for class dates and links to class registration pages) a large and enthusiastic group comes together for Torah Study. Members of the Beth Am clergy teach this class, which focuses on a thoughtful reading of the parashah of the week, 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.  Be sure to stay after to continue the conversation through the Good Book Cafe breakout room discussions.

Recommended Resources

Torah Study Archive
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March 11, 2023| Ki Tisa, Exodus 30:11−34:35

Led by Rabbi Heath Watenmaker

March 4, 2023 | T’tzaveh Exodus 27:20−30:10

Led by Rabbi Jonathan Prosnit

February 25, 2023 | T’ruma, Exodus 25:1−27:19

Led by Rabbi Sarah Weissman

February 18, 2022 | Mishpatim, Exodus 21:1−24:18

Led by Rabbi Heath Watenmaker

February 11, 2023 | Yitro, Exodus 18:1–20:23

Led by Rabbi Jonathan Prosnit

February 4, 2023  | B’shalach, Exodus 13:17−17:16

Led by Rabbi Sarah Weissman

Fri, March 24 2023 2 Nisan 5783