The Garden of Eden:
The Best of Times and the Worst of Times
Wednesday, September 23 – October 28, 2020, 7:30 – 8:30pm ET
Tuesday, November 3 – December 8, 2020, 12:30 – 1:30pm ET
A Shiur Course
– 6 weeks –
Adam and Eve only lived in Eden for a few hours but within that time they brought complex knowledge of good and evil into the world. They also changed the course of creation from immortality as death now enters the world. Within this handful of hours, the Sages tell us of a failed conspiracy to overthrow Adam, and the human choice to never give up. Join our exploration of the Torah text as well as some of the rich midrashim that interpret it.
Mussar: Finding Empowerment and Healing the World
Wednesday, November 4 – December 9, 2020, 7:30 – 8:30pm ET
A Themed Interactive Course
– 6 weeks –
The Jewish school of Mussar is rooted in Torah and continues to grow today. It is our approach to Tikkun Olam as we learn how we empower ourselves through using our free will. The texts we will examine together focus on Jewish empowerment through the choices we make in our own lives and their impact on the world around us.
Don’t We Have a Book for That?
Thursday, November 19, 2020
A Shiur Event
Where does Torah come from? What is a Talmud and what is a Mishnah? Does my Beraita ‘beat’ your Midrash? This Shiur explains the content and contextual difference between our texts, their purpose and intent, and how we use them to bring relevance to our Jewish learning.