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

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.

Friday Night Lights: The Making and Meaning of Shabbat

There is no better way to transition from the workweek to the aura of Shabbat than experiencing our magnificent Kabbalat Shabbat service followed by Friday Night Lights. 

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.

 

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. 

 Please follow our weekly emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

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!

First Mill Street Synagogue

The little synagogue on Mill Street was the first structure designed and built to be a synagogue in continental North America. 

1730
Emma Lazaraus

Emma Lazarus is best known for her famous poem, “The New Colossus,” inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty. 

1883