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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.

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Torah Study Recordings

Want to listen to a recent Torah Study session recording? Browse through our Torah Study audio file library. 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 dating back to 2008.)

Audio File Library:

September 30, 2023 |Yom Rishon shel Sukkot,  Leviticus 22.26-23.44

Led by Rabbi Sarah Weissman

2023-09-23 | Haazinu, Deuteronomy 32-1–52

Led by Rabbi Heath Watenmaker

September 9, 2023 | Nitzavim - Vayeilech, Deuteronomy 29:9–30:20, 31:1–30

Led by Rabbi Jonathan Prosnit

September 2, 2023| Ki Tavo, Deuteronomy 26-1–29-8

Led by Rabbi Sarah Weissman


August 26, 2023| Ki Teitzei Deuteronomy 21:10–25:19

Led by Rabbi Jonathan Prosnit

August 19, 2023 | Shof’tim, Deuteronomy 16-18–21-9

Led by Rabbi Heath Watenmmaker

Mon, October 2 2023 17 Tishrei 5784