Torah Study Shabbat

Torah Study Shabbat with Abbreviated Shabbat service, 2nd Shabbat of the month:
Please join us for a shortened Shabbat service preceded by Torah study on the 2nd Shabbat of each month. The next Torah study Shabbat services will be on May 13th, June 10, and July 8
The schedule will be:
9:30 a.m. Torah study
10:30 a.m. Service
11:55 a.m. (approximately) Kiddush

Secrets of Torah

Secrets of Torah
It’s not too late to sign up for the Secrets of Torah Hevruta Torah Partner Torah Study Program:
For the past 12 years, Rabbi Krishef has been studying Hasidic and mystical Jewish texts prepared by the Institute of Jewish Spirituality. Each week, he receives an email with an English and Hebrew text of the commentary on the current week’s parasha and spends about an hour preparing it and an hour on the phone with a hevruta study partner. It has been the single most spiritually enriching Torah Study program of his life.
This year Rabbi Krishef is please to have worked out a special arrangement with the Institute for an Ahavas Israel based Torah study program. You will be responsible for preparing the text and meeting either in person or on the phone for one hour weekly to learn the text together. We will meet together a group monthly to review the texts and answer questions that have come up, on the 2nd Thursday of each month, at 7:00 p.m.
The email from the Institute comes with link to a Hebrew text, a complete translation, a commentary, study questions, and a deeper spiritual commentary. It is designed to give you several levels of understanding, several ways to apply the teaching to your life. The commentary comes from a book called the Degel Machaneh Efraim and the lessons are translated and written by Rabbi Sam Feinsmith.
The normal cost of received a year of weekly texts is $240. For those who cannot afford the full cost, they are offering a special fee of only $50. In addition, he is offering to reimburse the reduced fee for anyone who wants to participate but for whom the reduced cost would be a financial burden.
For more information about registration, the the author of the commentator, please contact Rabbi Krishef.

Thursday Tanakh Study Group

Judaic Studies Institute Torah Study Group

Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, Schuler Books and Music, 28th St., (in the back of the store).  We are studying the book of Samuel, one chapter per week.

Jewish Mysticism/Zohar Study Group

Mondays, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Ahavas Israel library

This study group is slowly working its way through Daniel Matt's translation of the Zohar.

Introduction to Judaism

Taught by Rabbi David Krishef

Beginning Monday, November 7, 7:00- 8:15 p.m. 

Cost:  $70/members and B’nai Noah affiliates, $95/non-members (includes the cost of the SourceBook)

An ALL NEW basic introduction to Jewish history, beliefs, rituals, holidays, and life cycle celebrations. Taught in partnership with the Miller Introduction to Judaism Program of American Jewish University. The syllabus can be download here or call the office to have it emailed/mailed to you.

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JTS iTunes U

altThe Jewish Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the launch of the JTS iTunes U

site. The site, accessible via Apple’s iTunes, makes public lectures, Torah commentaries, and select JTS courses available for free streaming and downloading.

 The JTS iTunes U site features a wide variety of content.

 The weekly Torah commentary podcasts are easy to find and subscribe to, as are recordings of public JTS lectures and events, such as the popular series of Library Book Talks that feature JTS faculty and other distinguished authors discussing their latest books.

 Collections of lectures detailing issues in contemporary Jewish philosophy, theology, and ethics highlight how JTS scholarship engages with the challenges of the 21st century.

 In the near future, full courses—complete with course materials—will be made available, providing access to JTS’s world-class faculty and high-level Jewish learning.

The JTS iTunes U site can be visited via iTunes at:

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