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We offer opportunities for stimulating engagement with Jewish texts and subjects for students of all levels.

Saadiah Gaon's Book of Beliefs and Opinions

Every Sunday at 8:45 am. The Book of Beliefs and Opinions (completed 933 CE) was the first systematic presentation and philosophic foundation of the dogmas of Judaism.

 

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Entering the Land: The Book of Joshua

This class by Drisha Founder and Dean and Covenant Award educator Rabbi David Silber will study the book of Joshua carefully from a literary perspective.

Open Bet Midrash

Learn your way: join a habruta, hear a short debar torah, or simply pick a sefer off the shelf.

 

Feasts and Fasts: The Festivals in Jewish Thought

Tuesdays at 9 am in the Elias Room. Drawing on Halakhic, literary, and philosophical texts, we will attempt to examine anew the holidays.

 

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Friday Night Lights, The Season Premiere

Friday Night Lights returns Friday night, October 19, 2018. 

Rabbi Soloveichik's Evening Classes

Starting this Fall, instead of teaching a weekly Talmud class on Tuesdays, Rabbi Soloveichik will be delivering major lectures and shiurim on select Mondays and Tuesdays, with Mondays devoted to history topics, and Tuesdays focused on Torah and Talmudic subjects.

Talmud Class: Masechet Yoma and the Meaning of the Mikdash

Tuesdays at 7:00 pm. Join Rabbi Soloveichik for your weekly dose of Talmud and Sushi as we learn about Masechet Yoma. Sponsorship opportunities are available. 

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An Old Fashioned Hebrew Course: An Overview of Hebrew Grammar, Based Upon the Historic "Hebrew Grammar for the Use of Beginners" by James (Joshua) Seixas

They don’t teach things the way they used to anymore! For an antiquarian take on studying Hebrew, in the classic way it was taught in America, largely to non-Jewish Bible students, but also to American Jews in our very congregation as well, nearly two-hundred years ago!

The Misunderstood Masterpiece: A New Approach to Pirkei Abot

One hour before the start of Minhah, Rabbi Soloveichik guides us through the extraordinary, unique life story and worldview of the brief, much-cited maxims in Pirkei Abot.

 

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West 11th Street Cemetery

The West Eleventh Street cemetery, the second historic cemetery of Congregation Shearith Israel, was consecrated on February 27, 1805.  

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Maud Nathan

Maud Nathan (1862-1946) was founder and first President of the Sisterhood of Shearith Israel, established in 1896.  

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