JLI Course: Worrier to Warrior

Mined from the teachings of Torah and contemporary psychology, this six-week course takes a fresh approach to the battle against bad feelings, providing realistic spiritual mechanisms for remaining upbeat no matter what life brings. Six Monday Evenings, starting Monday, November 4, 2019 | 7:00pm-8:30pm Location: B’nai Abraham Chabad | 527 Lombard Street, Philadelphia Instructor: Rabbi … Read more

Basic Prayer Book Hebrew

Learning to read and understand basic Hebrew opens a world of opportunities for worship. Would you like to be able to comfortably follow along in the prayer book? Are you planning to read Torah for the congregation someday? Do you simply want to be able to easily tell each letter on the dreidel apart? Join … Read more

Be Strong and of Good Courage: Finding Our Grounding in Dark Times

Join us for a light brunch followed by an engaging discussion led by Rabbi Dayle Friedman on the timely and important topic: Be Strong and of Good Courage: Finding Our Grounding in Dark Times We are living in tumultuous times. We face challenges to our democracy, our moral norms, and the very future of our … Read more

Nuts & Bolts with Rabbi Nathan Kamesar

Do you ever feel like you’d like to know more about Judaism? Maybe you became a Bar or Bat Mitzvah when you were young but are still grappling with your spiritual heritage as an adult. Maybe you are from a different (or no) religious background but are contemplating conversion. Maybe you have a reasonably active … Read more

Shabbat Study with Rabbi Marjorie Berman: Metaphor and Mystery

Let us have songs to fill our mouths as full as the sea… James Geary, in his book I is An Other says the following: “Metaphorical thinking – our instinct not just for describing but for comprehending one thing in terms of another – shapes our view of the world, and is essential to how we communicate, … Read more

RS Torah Study

The cornerstone of our learning at Rodeph Shalom is our Saturday morning Torah Study. We discuss the weekly Torah portion and have a lively and spirited conversation as we relate this ancient text to our daily lives. No special training or prerequisite courses are necessary for you to attend.

Lunch & Learn: Preaching the Prophets

Join Rabbi Friedman for a series of lunch and learn classes, Preaching the Prophets, which begin Thursday, November 7, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM at Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC (2001 Market Street, #2900). Registration is required by calling the office at 215.735.5148. Our annual cycle of reading Torah and Haftarah stretches back almost to … Read more

Brunchtime Torah

Join Mekom Torah for Brunchtime Torah! Each session is a new excursion into a piece of Torah, a page of Talmud, a holiday, or a prayer. Come when you can. Meets approximately every other Thursday, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Gods Ways: How God’s human-like habits influence us

Did you know that God prays? Puts on tefilin? Studies Torah? Cries? We will explore some of God’s most profound anthropomorphisms – the ways in which God appears most human-like, according to our tradition – and the texts that elucidate them, in an effort to make sense of our own spiritual lives and our relationship … Read more

On One Foot: An Introduction to Judaism for Everyone

Judaism is a world unto itself, encompassing rituals, ideas, and thousands of years of history. If you’ve been curious about Jewish learning but didn’t know where to start, this is the place for you! The American Jewish University’s On One Foot curriculum covers all of the essentials in an interactive format that encourages personal engagement. Join Rabbi … Read more