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Saturday
Feb 13

The Misunderstood Masterpiece: A New Approach to Pirkei Abot

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Saturday, February 13

One hour before the start of Minhah, Rabbi Soloveichik guides us through the extraordinary, unique life story and worldview of the brief, much-cited maxims in Pirkei Abot.

 

 Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Saturday
Feb 13

Keter Shem Tob

Rabbi Richard Hidary

Saturday, February 13

Rabbi Shemtob Gaguine (1884-1953) was Rosh Yeshibah of Judith Montefiore College in Ramsgate and was an accomplished halakhist, ethnographer, author and communal leader. His seven volume classic, Keter Shem Tob, documents and explains the customs and liturgy of the Spanish Portuguese tradition in comparison with other rites. Each week, we explain one aspect of our own siddur and minhag based on Hakham Gaguine’s insight.

Saturday
Feb 13

Topics in Jewish Philosophy

A Class for High School Students with Rabbi Hidary

Saturday, February 13

Each Shabbat afternoon, our teens gather at the home of Rabbi Hidary to discuss relevant topics of Jewish philosophy, contemporary issues, and analysis of Torah texts.

 

Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Sunday
Feb 14

The Book of Kings

Rabbi Richard Hidary

Sunday, February 14, 8:40AM

We will analyze the biblical Book of Kings using recent archeological findings and literary approaches that can help us bring this ancient drama to life.

 

Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Sunday
Feb 14

Saadiah Gaon's Book of Beliefs and Opinions

Sjimon den Hollander

Sunday, February 14, 9:30AM

Every Sunday at 9:30 am. The Book of Beliefs and Opinions (completed 933 CE) was the first systematic presentation and philosophic foundation of the dogmas of Judaism.

 

Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Monday
Feb 15

Second Temple Jewish History

Taught by Rabbi Richard Hidary

Monday, February 15, 7:00PM – 8:00PM

Using primary sources, we will reconstruct the history of the Jews during the Second Temple.

Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Monday
Feb 15

Bet Midrash

Monday, February 15, 7:00PM – 9:00PM

The Bet Midrash program features high-level textual learning in small groups that encourages active participation.

 

 Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Tuesday
Feb 16

Rambam's Mishneh Torah

Rabbi Richard Hidary

Tuesday, February 16, 7:45AM

Start your day with minyan, breakfast, and a few insights from Maimonides' complete code of Jewish law and thought.

 

 Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Tuesday
Feb 16

Feasts and Fasts: The Festivals in Jewish Thought

A Class for Women Rabbi Soloveichik

Tuesday, February 16, 9:00AM

Tuesdays at 9 am in the Elias Room. Drawing on Halakhic, literary, and philosophical texts, we will attempt to examine anew the holidays.

 

 Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Tuesday
Feb 16

Talmud Class: Tractate Rosh Hashana and the Philosophy of Jewish Time

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Tuesday, February 16, 8:00PM

Tuesdays at 8 pm. These weekly shiurim willponder how Judaism approaches time.  We will gain a better understanding of the calendar that has preserved the Jews for millennia, and of the diverse sacred and secular times that create the very rhythm of our lives.

 Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Saturday
Feb 20

The Misunderstood Masterpiece: A New Approach to Pirkei Abot

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Saturday, February 20

One hour before the start of Minhah, Rabbi Soloveichik guides us through the extraordinary, unique life story and worldview of the brief, much-cited maxims in Pirkei Abot.

 

 Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Saturday
Feb 20

Keter Shem Tob

Rabbi Richard Hidary

Saturday, February 20

Rabbi Shemtob Gaguine (1884-1953) was Rosh Yeshibah of Judith Montefiore College in Ramsgate and was an accomplished halakhist, ethnographer, author and communal leader. His seven volume classic, Keter Shem Tob, documents and explains the customs and liturgy of the Spanish Portuguese tradition in comparison with other rites. Each week, we explain one aspect of our own siddur and minhag based on Hakham Gaguine’s insight.

Saturday
Feb 20

Topics in Jewish Philosophy

A Class for High School Students with Rabbi Hidary

Saturday, February 20

Each Shabbat afternoon, our teens gather at the home of Rabbi Hidary to discuss relevant topics of Jewish philosophy, contemporary issues, and analysis of Torah texts.

 

Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Sunday
Feb 21

The Book of Kings

Rabbi Richard Hidary

Sunday, February 21, 8:40AM

We will analyze the biblical Book of Kings using recent archeological findings and literary approaches that can help us bring this ancient drama to life.

 

Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Sunday
Feb 21

Saadiah Gaon's Book of Beliefs and Opinions

Sjimon den Hollander

Sunday, February 21, 9:30AM

Every Sunday at 9:30 am. The Book of Beliefs and Opinions (completed 933 CE) was the first systematic presentation and philosophic foundation of the dogmas of Judaism.

 

Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Monday
Feb 22

Bet Midrash

Monday, February 22, 7:00PM – 9:00PM

The Bet Midrash program features high-level textual learning in small groups that encourages active participation.

 

 Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Monday
Feb 22

Second Temple Jewish History

Taught by Rabbi Richard Hidary

Monday, February 22, 7:00PM – 8:00PM

Using primary sources, we will reconstruct the history of the Jews during the Second Temple.

Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Tuesday
Feb 23

Rambam's Mishneh Torah

Rabbi Richard Hidary

Tuesday, February 23, 7:45AM

Start your day with minyan, breakfast, and a few insights from Maimonides' complete code of Jewish law and thought.

 

 Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Tuesday
Feb 23

Feasts and Fasts: The Festivals in Jewish Thought

A Class for Women Rabbi Soloveichik

Tuesday, February 23, 9:00AM

Tuesdays at 9 am in the Elias Room. Drawing on Halakhic, literary, and philosophical texts, we will attempt to examine anew the holidays.

 

 Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Tuesday
Feb 23

Talmud Class: Tractate Rosh Hashana and the Philosophy of Jewish Time

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik

Tuesday, February 23, 8:00PM

Tuesdays at 8 pm. These weekly shiurim willponder how Judaism approaches time.  We will gain a better understanding of the calendar that has preserved the Jews for millennia, and of the diverse sacred and secular times that create the very rhythm of our lives.

 Please follow our weeky emails for schedule changes or cancellations.

Revolutionary War Torah Scrolls

In 1776, several British soldiers desecrated two of Shearith Israel’s Torah scrolls.

1776
Emma Lazaraus

Emma Lazarus is best known for her famous poem, “The New Colossus,” inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty. 

1883