Adult Education: Open Beit Midrash
November 15, 2016 to March 14, 2017
6:45 PM Dinner
7:30 – 9:00 PM Classes, Lectures, Demonstrations
The Beit Midrash (House of Study) has traditionally been the cultural center for creative spiritual conversation, a place to bring everyone together in an atmosphere of focused learning, energetic discussion and personal search.
Using the educational techniques of a traditional Yeshiva, but in a progressive, inclusive, Brownstone Brooklyn way, our study will center around tables, with provocative texts and helpful resources arrayed before the students.
The Open Beit Midrash is for learners of all levels. We value diversity. Come whether you have studied Jewish texts for 20 years or are a complete novice. Madrichim, learning guides, will roam the Beit Midrash to welcome students and help them find an appropriate level of study.
Each Beit Midrash evening begins with dinner at 6:45, followed by various opportunities for Jewish learning (i.e. the “Beit Midrash”) at 7:30.
The Open Beit Midrash takes place on all Tuesday evenings (except for national holidays) from November 15th through March 14th. The program is built around three week mini-courses.
Cost is $40 per three week course, or you may purchase a Beit Midrash subscription for the year, $150 per person. Scholarships are available; contact Rabbi Samuel H. Weintraub. Register for Open Beit Midrash here.
Download the new Open Beit Midrash brochure with course descriptions.
The Torah of Music, Joey Weisenberg, November 15, 22 and 29, 2016
Transgender in Jewish Law and the Jewish Community, Rabbi Jeffrey Fox, December 6, 13 and 20, 2016
“Make Me a Sanctuary and I Will Dwell Among You” – The Temple (Tabernacle) and its Rituals, Dr Barat Ellman, January 17, 24 and 31, 2017
Exile / Diaspora in Jewish Thought and History, Prof David Kraemer, February 7, 14 and 21, 2017
Conflict and National Identity in Israeli and Palestinian Literature, Prof Bevery Bailis, February 28, March 7 and 14, 2017