Rabbi Howard Zack
Tuesdays 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Delve into the greatest repository of the Oral Torah with in-depth study and analysis of the Talmud. Join our beloved rabbi as he learns the first chapter of Tractate Kiddushin. Some topics are the institution of marriage in Jewish law, the nature of kiddushin (betrothal), and the world of kinyan (halakhic transaction) including types of kinyan, enacting a kinyan, and applying kinyan to marriage and other areas of Jewish law. This shiur focuses on developing a broad awareness of the talmudic discussions.
Rabbi Joel Epstein
Sundays 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Join Rabbi Epstein in his perennial series unlocking the inner workings of the great wellspring of our tradition, the Talmud. This shiur studies the third chapter of tractate Sukkah, focusing on many of its fascinating discussions. Topics include mitzvah haba’a ba’aveira (performing mitzvot by means of transgressing a sin) and beracha over la’asiyatan (reciting blessings immediately prior to performing a mitzvah). This shiur also highlights textual analysis of the gemara.
Women’s Tefilla Workshop – The Shabbat Table and Beyond
Mrs. Linda Vlosky Zack
Wednesdays 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Linda Zack offers an exciting new series of introductory workshops designed to strengthen and enhance prayer and the Shabbat experience. Topics will be covered by learning their sources, laws, customs, and content, as well as by answering the relevant how-tos, whens, and whys. This interactive workshop includes practice singing the blessings, prayers, and songs. Topics include kindling the Shabbat lights, singing Shabbat songs, blessing the children, kiddush, hand washing and hamotzi, and birkat hamazon (bentsching).
Hilkhot Kashrut – The Laws of Kashrut
Rabbi Effy Unterman
Sundays 9:00 – 10:00 am
Saul & Sonia’s Place, Lower Level
Kashrut is one of the most universal areas of halakhah (Jewish law), affecting us on a daily basis. Start to understand the basic concepts of kashrut and their applications in everyday life in this new series. The classes trace concepts from the Torah to our kitchens in an organized and easy-to-understand way. Learn about utensils in the wrong drawer, grandma’s old china, bugs in the lettuce, how to kasher a dishwasher, and much more.
Light breakfast sponsored by Susie Stan and Stu Applebaum, and Perry and Yael Vernikoff
Rabbi Zvi Katz
Sundays 7:00 – 8:00am, Mondays-Fridays 6:00-7:00am
Daf Yomi is a daily page of Talmud studied as part of a monumental program initiated by Rav Meir Shapiro in 1923 at the First World Congress of Agudath Israel in Vienna. With 2711 pages in the Talmud, it takes about 7 and a half years to complete. We are now in the 12th cycle of study, which began March 2, 2005.
Rabbi Effy Unterman
Shabbat 8:30 – 9:00 am
Grab a chumash, and join Rabbi Unterman for a short shmuse on the parshah before Shabbat morning tefillah. This interactive burst of Torah learning is a great way for men and women to start Shabbat day. This group explores difficulties in the parshah in order to unlock the meaning of the Torah and to enhance the experience of shul Shabbat morning.