Why God Won’t Go Away

The Evolving Experience and Understanding of the Divine in Jewish Tradition and Contemporary Life, with Rabbi Shawn Zevit Sundays, 10:00 am – Noon: March 3, 24, and 31; April 7. Rabbi Shawn’s office Especially in challenging times, the longing for meaning, purpose, community and connection remains unabated. In this 4-session course, we will explore the historic … Read more

Torah Study

Monthly Lunch n’ Learn in the Beit Midrash First Saturdays (unless otherwise noted). Join us for some nosh and a lively study of the week’s torah portion. We will focus on one main story or narrative trope of the parsha (weekly portion) and go in-depth. No previous experience or particular background necessary—just bring a curious … Read more

Bagels in Babylonia

The Talmud is the foundation of Rabbinic Judaism, and in that respect, it is the foundation of Judaism as we know and experience it. The Talmud was compiled between 200 and 500 C.E. and is comprised of the Mishnah and the Gemara. While sometimes referred to as “oral law,” the Talmud is much more than … Read more

The Weekly Torah Reading

Come study  the Weekly Torah Reading with Rabbi Gabbai every Tuesday evening. Drop-in accepted , no requirements but call in advance preferable, 215-922-5446

The Book of Exodus

The Book of Exodus Every Tuesday morning at 10:30 am We are pleased to announce the return of Rabbi Stone’s Tuesday morning class which will run continuously with a break during the last two weeks of December. Cost: FREE; No registration required.

Morning Parsha Study

Morning Parsha Study Tuesday mornings following the morning minyan, from 8:30 to 9:00 AM Rabbi Mort Levine leads an informal study session on Parshat HaShavua. Participants will utilize the English text and are encouraged to discuss and challenge its meaning and application. Come to one session or come to all. Cost: FREE; No registration required.

The Book of Job

Rabbi Gabbai will teach an Adult Education Class every Monday morning. For this semester:   The Book of Job : current event though Jewish eyes. Drop-in accepted , no requirements

Ha-Makom: Sacred Space in Judaism

Ha-Makom: Sacred Space in Judaism Every Shabbat in January and February from 9:30-10:00 AM. In this Beit Midrash series we will explore the idea of sacred space in Jewish thought, from the Mishkan (Tabernacle) in the wilderness to the Temple in Jerusalem to Israel and the modern synagogue. How do spaces contain or channel the … Read more

Torah Study

The cornerstone of our learning 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.

Torah Study (Mishkan)

Torah Study Shabbat (Saturday) mornings, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.: Library (3rd floor). Every Shabbat morning, year-round, we gather to read, discuss, question and explore that week’s Torah portion in sessions led by Mishkan rabbis, members and friends of the community. Together, we become both teachers and students. Adults and teens, members and visitors are all welcome. If you’d … Read more