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Torah Study

Recent Recordings

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.

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Torah Study Audio Archive

Browse through recent Torah Study recordings below. To download any of the audio files, right click on the player and select "Save (or download) audio as..." (For older audio files, please visit our Torah Study audio archive, with sessions dating back to 2008.)

July 20, 2024 | Balak, Numbers 22-2−25-9

Lead by Rabbi Arthur Nemitoff

July 13, 2024 |  Chukat Numbers 19-1−22-1

Lead by Rabbi Heath Watenmaker

July 6, 2024 | Numbers 16-1−18-32

Lead by Rabbi Arthur Nemitoff

June 29, 2024|  Sh'lach L'cha, Numbers 13-1–15-41

 Lead by Rabbi Heath Watenmaker

June 22, 2024| B’haalot'cha, Numbers.-1–12-16

Lead by Rabbi Greg Marcus

June 15 , 2024 | Naso, Numbers 4-21−7-89

Rabbi Heath Watenmaker

Tue, July 23 2024 17 Tammuz 5784