Beth Jacob Weekly Ongoing Classes

MONDAYS:
  • Beth Jacob Summer Series
    All classes Monday evenings at 7:30 pm on the Beth Jacob Lawn“For I Desire Kindness”: Rabbinic Approaches to Reorienting and Reintegrating After Upheaval
    July 12, 19, and 26 with Rabbi Tamar.

    As we enter the month of Av, we’ll examine the various responses of the sages as they faced a new reality after the destruction of the Temple. What wisdom might we find in their creative reworking of ancient texts and practices and how might that inform the challenges we face in our own Jewish community today?

    Next up in the Beth Jacob Summer Learning Series:
    Elul Zman: Reflect. Recommit. Re-engage.
    With Rabbi Adam Rubin & Rabbi Tamar Magill-Grimm
    Prepare for High Holy Days by attending any or all of this 4-week series during the month of Elul. As Alan Lew reminds us, the Season of Repentance is really “a journey of transformation,” one that begins with the somberness of Tisha B’Av and takes us through the unbridled joy of Sukkot. Using Lew’s book as a resource, we’ll examine the beauty and wisdom of the prayers and rituals that guide us on that journey each year.
    August 9, 16, 23, & 30

WEDNESDAYS:
  • Morning Mishnah
    After Minyan (Around 8 Am) at Beth-Jacob.org/Mishnah
     – A new class with Rabbi Tamar! Delve deep into the words of our oral tradition and its place in our lives today. See you Wednesdays after Minyan!
THURSDAYS:
  • Parashat HaShavuah
    11 am at Beth Jacob
     – Study of this week’s Torah portion with Rabbi Tamar, using the book The Heart of Torah by Shai Held.

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Community Offerings

  • St. Paul JCC‘s Virtual JCC page
  • An array of offerings from American Jewish University‘s  B’Yachad Together
  • JTS: Jewish Theological Seminary‘s Online Classes
  • Podcasts, discussions, webinars and more from The Shalom Hartman Institute
  • For general learningmyjewishlearning.com
    Many articles are excerpts from longer works by academic and rabbinical scholars, and the articles are well hyperlinked. Authors are identified and clickable so you can learn about the writer. There is a growing library of multimedia materials. There are resources appropriate for a wide range of ages, from middle school up.
  • A pioneer in advancing Jewish scholarship for women, Drisha Institute for Jewish Education is a center for the study of classical Jewish texts; at drisha.org
  • For textssefaria.org and mechon-mamre.org
  • For a historical and contextual approach to Torah studythetorah.com
  • Hadar seeks to empower Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing, egalitarian communities of Torah, Avodah, and Chesed.
    hadar.org/torah-online
  • 929 invites you to read Tanakh with new eyes: one chapter a day, every day, in sequence.
    929.org.il/pages/aboutEN.html
  • Pick a course to study online and Zug will match you with a havruta (partner) in America, Israel, or around the world.
    projectzug.org
  • The Institute for Jewish Spirituality has month-long online modules and offers live meetings with an instructor.
    jewishspirituality.org
  • This is a website in Hebrew for piyut and t’filah. Those who don’t know Hebrew can open the page in Chrome for a translation. Or click on the radio icon for a page of recordings.
    web.nli.org.il/sites/nlis/he/song/Pages