Beth Jacob Weekly Ongoing Classes

MONDAYS:  No Classes
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!
  • Noon: The Rest Is Commentary – Now Go and Learn It; with Rabbi Adam Rubin. The weekly Torah portion through the lens of classic interpretation. At Beth Jacob and on Zoom at Beth-Jacob.org/commentary.
  • 7:30-8:30 pm  On One Foot: an Introduction to Judaism; With Rabbi Rubin. Judaism is not just a religion or a culture or people, or even a way of living in the world – it is a world unto itself, encompassing ancient and newer rituals, complex ideas, and thousands of years of history. If you’ve been curious about Jewish learning but didn’t know where to start, this class is for you! Join us for an adventure in Jewish learning! This course is ideal for students seeking a basic orientation to fundamental Jewish concepts, whether you grew up in a Jewish (or Jew-ish) home, or not.The class is open to Beth Jacob members as well as the general community. We will also celebrate Jewish Holidays together as part of the class. Please go to Beth-Jacob.org/intro for more information or to register for this the class. The cost for this class is on a sliding scale from $36- $118, In addition, you will need to purchase a book.
THURSDAYS:
  • 11 am  The Life and Works of Abraham Joshua Heschel; with Rabbi Tamar. Brilliant, complex, and inspiring both as a teacher of Torah and an activist, we will spend the year trying to better understand Heschel’s life and legacy. We’ll begin with Abraham Joshua Heschel’s book: God in Search of Man. At Beth Jacob, and on Zoom by request.

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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, at hadar.org/torah-online
  • 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. At: web.nli.org.il/sites/nlis/he/song/Pages