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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

Book Talk with Professor M. Lindsay Kaplan--March 16

Scholar in Residence: Rabbi Nati Helfgot--March 22-23 

Passover Preparation Series--March 30, April 6, April 13


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. 
Pachad Yitzchak: The Jewish Philosophical Insights of Rabbi Yitzchok Hutner
Sundays immediately before ma'ariv

Together with Rabbi Shafner we will be studying Pachad Yitzchak, the magnum opus of Rabbi Yitzchak Hutner (1906-1980). The book combines mystical and halachic perspectives on the holidays and other topics. All levels welcome. 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 7:15 pm-9:00 pm
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. 

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

Mon, March 25 2019 18 Adar II 5779