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236 Kane Street / Brooklyn, NY 11231 / 718 875-1550

Adult Education: Open Beit Midrash

Tuesday Evenings, October 24, 2017 to March 6, 2018
6:45-7:30pm – Dinner
7:30-9:00pm – Classes, Lectures, Demonstrations

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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 Kane Street Synagogue 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 6:45pm, followed by various opportunities for Jewish learning (i.e. the “Beit Midrash”) at 7:30pm.

The Open Beit Midrash takes place on all Tuesday evenings (except for national holidays) from October 24, 2017 through March 6, 2018.  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, $180 per person. Scholarships are available; contact Rabbi Samuel H. Weintraub.

Register for Open Beit Midrash online.

Download the new Open Beit Midrash brochure with full course descriptions.
For more general information, contact Joy Fallek at [email protected].


Sennacherib At The Gates of Jerusalem: Bible, History, Archaeology, Theology
with Dr. Aaron Koller
October 24 and 31 and November 7, 2017

A Contemporary Spiritual Approach to The Laws of Shabbat
with Rabbi Jeffrey Fox
November 14, 21 and 28, 2017

The Bible and The Greeks: Three Parallel Stories
with Dr. Raymond Scheindlin
December 5, 12 and 19, 2017

Slavery in The Bible
with Dr. Rabbi Barat Ellman
January 9, 16 and 23, 2018

Idolatry, Ritual and Morality
with Dr. Daniel Greenwood
January 30 and February 6 and 13, 2018

The Ethics of Living in Community: The Rabbinic Vision
with Dr. David Kraemer
February 20 and 27 and March 6, 2018

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