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Upcoming Class Schedule

Email our education coordinator for more information! Kesher Israel classes are open to women and men and geared toward students of all backgrounds and levels. 

Special Events

Scholar in Residence: Dr. Malka Simkovich, December 14-15

Scholar in Residence, Rabbi Dov Linzer, January 4-5

Shabbat Afternoon Book Talk with Ambassador Alfred Moses, January 12


Learning Torah Through Contemporary Religious Art
Wednesdays, November 14 & 28, December 12 & 19, 7:30pm-8:30 pm

In this unique four-week series we'll learn a section of the Torah and its Midrashic commentary, and then look closely at a work of contemporary religious art to explore how the piece of visual art recasts and deepens our understanding of Midrash and the Torah. Advance registration preferred. Light refreshments will be served.


Bagels & Ba'al Shem Tov: A Weekly Parsha Exploration
Sundays at 8:45 am

Please join Rabbi Shafner for a discussion on chassidut and the parsha on Sunday mornings at 8:45 am.  A bagel breakfast will be served! See here for a current listing of dates. 

Tuesday Morning Talmud Study
Tuesdays at 8:00 am

Join Rabbi Shafner for small-group Talmud study on Tuesday mornings after Shacharit. The group is learning Tractate Berachot. No previous knowledge necessary. See here for a current listing of dates. 
Basic Judaism: An In-Depth Overview of Jewish Law and Practice 
Tuesdays at 8:00 
This class, taught by Rabbi Shafner, examines the fundamental concepts of Judaism, with plenty of time for questions and discussion. We will look at the laws of berachot, Shabbat, and various holidays with an eye towards understanding the practical application of the halakha. Open to all levels of observance and knowledge. See here for a current listing of dates. 

Optional: Come at 7pm to learn with the Rabbi from The Shabbos Kitchen: A Comprehensive Halachic Guide to the Preparation of Food and Other Kitchen Activities on Shabbos

Past Classes:
Kashrut: Its Philosophy, Laws, and Practical Application
Changing the Past: Teshuvah and the High Holidays
From the Talmud to Today: A Topical Introduction to Jewish Literacy, Halacha and History

And many more! Email with ideas for new classes. 
Sponsored by the Dr. H. Harold Gelfand Memorial Institute of Adult Education

Sun, December 16 2018 8 Tevet 5779