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Learn with Drisha this Elul

Prepare for the High Holidays with These Holiday Podcasts

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    Tue Sep 26

    Parashat HaShavua
    David Silber

    9:30 AM

    Parashat HaShavua
    David Silber
    Tuesdays, 9:30-11am
    class image- torah reading

    Price: $ 75.00

    We will analyze and discuss an issue, theme or text in the weekly Torah reading.

    3 sessions: September 5, 12, 19

  • drishat shalom learning 5 (benjy)
    Tue Sep 26

    Community Beit Midrash Fall Kick-Off @ Hadar
    Community Beit Midrash Fall Kick-Off @ Hadar

    7:30 PM

    Community Beit Midrash Fall Kick-Off @ Hadar
    Community Beit Midrash Fall Kick-Off @ Hadar
    Tuesday, September 26, 7:30-9pm
    drishat shalom learning 5 (benjy)

    Price: $ 0.00

    7:30pm – Welcome and Introduction

    7:45pm – Parallel Classes
    -Eliezer Diamond (JTS) – Vidui: Self-Transformation through Honesty
    Yaffa Epstein (Pardes) – The Cry of the Covenant; Understanding the Shofar of Sinai
    -Elie Kaunfer (Hadar) – How Much Change Can We Handle? Two Models of Teshuvah
    David Silber (Drisha) – The Prayers of Yom Kippur
    -Erin Leib Smokler (Maharat) – Pondering Liminality בין כסה לעשור  

    Click here to register.

    At Hadar- 190 Amsterdam Avenue

  • water
    Wed Sep 27

    Into the Deep: Jonah and the Race from Responsibility
    Wendy Amsellem

    10:00 AM

    Into the Deep: Jonah and the Race from Responsibility
    Wendy Amsellem
    Wednesday, September 27, 10-11:30am
    water

    Price: $ 25.00

    On Yom Kippur we read about a prophet on the run from God. Not surprisingly, he fails to get away. Why is the story of Jonah read on the holiest day of the year?

  • ahava sculpture- class
    Wed Sep 27

    Love in the High Holidays
    Elana Stein Hain and Aaron Koller

    7:00 PM

    Love in the High Holidays
    Elana Stein Hain and Aaron Koller
    Wednesday, September 27, 7pm
    ahava sculpture- class

    Price: $ 0.00

    Aaron Koller on “Love in Akedat Yitzchak
    The first person in the Torah who “loves” another person is Abraham – and we hear of this love an instant before he is told to offer his beloved son as a sacrifice. Why does the Torah discuss love in this context? How does it affect the story of the Akedah, and how does the Akedah allow us to understand love for fellow humans, love for God, and the potential for a clash between those loves?

    Elana Stein Hain on “On Love, Hatred and Loyalty”
    During the Yamim Noraim season, we are bidden to consider our relationships to one another, to community and to God. In light of this tall task, in this shiur, we will explore the terms of אהבה and שנאה in Tanakh, with an eye towards how their definitions may guide us for the new year.

    This is part of the Stanley Rudoff Memorial High Holy Day Lecture Series

  • apples and honey
    Thu Sep 28

    Themes in the Machzor
    David Silber

    11:30 AM

    Themes in the Machzor
    David Silber
    Thursdays, 11:30am - 1pm
    apples and honey

    Price: $ 75.00

    We will discuss key themes in our high holiday liturgy.

    3 sessions: September 7, 14, 28

  • man reading outside
    Thu Sep 28

    Liturgy from the East: The Sephardic Experience of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
    Sara Labaton

    1:15 PM

    Liturgy from the East: The Sephardic Experience of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
    Sara Labaton
    Thursdays, 1:15-2:45pm
    man reading outside

    Price: $ 75.00

    We will explore three prayers that are unique to the Sephardic liturgy of the Yamim Nora’im. The texts we will study are central to the liturgical and emotional experiences of Rosh haShana and Yom Kippur for Sephardic Jews. Our analysis of these prayers will open a conversation as to how different customs and content impact the fundamental experience of these days.

    3 sessions: September 7, 14, 28

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At Drisha, people of all ages and backgrounds study Torah in an inclusive Beit Midrash, marked by deeply rigorous and honest learning, a commitment to the Jewish people, and a passion for connecting our study of texts with our individual and communal lives.

I learned what it means to bring your whole self to Torah study. This meant challenging myself and others to formulate an idea honestly and with clarity, grappling with an idea within a previously held worldview, bringing every discipline and insight to the table as a potential tool to understanding, and sharing a joy and enthusiasm with the community of students of Torah that surrounded me.

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