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Three-Week Classes in May

Join us for our 37th Anniversary Dinner

Sunday, May 22

What are you doing this summer?

Apply for one of our collegiate or high school programs, or just take a class.

  • writing
    Mon May 02

    Jewish Sources, Literary Narrative: A Writing Workshop
    Amy Gottlieb

    7:00 PM

    Jewish Sources, Literary Narrative: A Writing Workshop
    Amy Gottlieb
    Mondays, 7:00 – 8:30pm
    writing

    Price: $ 125.00

    The study of traditional Jewish texts offers a unique opportunity for fiction and memoir writers to engage with Jewish thematic material, deepen character and plot, explore nuances of language, and uncover new approaches to craft. This workshop is designed for writers with work in progress, as well as for those seeking to generate new work based on Jewish themes.

    5 sessions: April 11, 18, May 2, 9, 16

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    Tue May 03

    Parashat HaShavua (Post-Pesach)
    Miriam Gedwiser and Jon Kelsen

    9:30 AM

    Parashat HaShavua (Post-Pesach)
    Miriam Gedwiser and Jon Kelsen
    3 sessions: May 3, 10, 17
    class image- torah reading

    Price: $ 75.00

    We will analyze and discuss an issue, theme or text in the weekly Torah reading. Jon Kelsen will teach the first two classes while Miriam Gedwiser will teach the final session.

    Tuesdays, 9:30-11am

  • banner- dome (sophie)
    Tue May 03

    The Halakhic Controversies Around Yom Hatzmaut and Yom Yerushalayim
    Nathaniel Helfgot

    6:00 PM

    The Halakhic Controversies Around Yom Hatzmaut and Yom Yerushalayim
    Nathaniel Helfgot
    3 sessions: May 3, 10, 17
    banner- dome (sophie)

    Price: $ 75.00

    One of the most interesting areas of contemporary halakhic discourse is the extent that the rise of a sovereign Jewish state should impact the Jewish calendar and its celebrations. Are we empowered in our day and age to create “new” holidays and what should they look like from a halakhic point of view? We will examine the halakhic and meta-halakhic debates surrounding many of the key issues relating to the creation and observance of the modern Jewish holidays of Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel Independence Day) and Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Liberation Day).

    Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm

  • gears
    Tue May 03

    Beit Midrash for Mental Health Professionals
    Seth Aronson

    7:00 PM

    Beit Midrash for Mental Health Professionals
    Seth Aronson
    Tuesdays, 7-9pm
    gears

    Price: $ 75.00

    The workshop is designed to help mental health professionals explore Jewish perspectives on issues they likely encounter in their day-to-day work. Focusing during each meeting on a different topic of importance to mental health and wellbeing, participants will bring their own clinical and personal perspectives into conversation with a range of classical and modern Jewish texts. Topics will include dreams, anxiety, the role of listening in the therapeutic process, and more.

    This season of Drisha’s beit midrash for mental health professionals is open to practitioners at all levels of clinical and professional experience. Clergy with a background in pastoral work are invited to participate as well.

    Go to www.drisha.org/mentalhealthworkshop/ or email jsiev@drisha.org for more information.

    5 sessions: May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

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    Wed May 04

    Biblical Hebrew Readings
    Yitzhak Berger

    9:30 AM

    Biblical Hebrew Readings
    Yitzhak Berger
    Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30-11am
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    Price: $ 125.00

    This course is intended to develop students’ ability to study and understand the Bible in its original language. We will focus on readings in biblical texts with some discussion of the more challenging grammatical forms. Intended for students who have completed a year of biblical Hebrew or who have some proficiency in reading and translation.

    5 sessions: May 4, 9, 11, 16, 18

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    Mon May 09

    Biblical Hebrew Readings
    Yitzhak Berger

    9:30 AM

    Biblical Hebrew Readings
    Yitzhak Berger
    Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30-11am
    class image- hebrew

    Price: $ 125.00

    This course is intended to develop students’ ability to study and understand the Bible in its original language. We will focus on readings in biblical texts with some discussion of the more challenging grammatical forms. Intended for students who have completed a year of biblical Hebrew or who have some proficiency in reading and translation.

    5 sessions: May 4, 9, 11, 16, 18

Drisha’s Anniversary Dinner

Celebrate Drisha's 37th Anniversary. Join us for dinner on Sunday, May 22. Reserve your seat now.

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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