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Winter Zman

Day: Mondays - Thursdays

Date: December 28, 2020 - January 7, 2021

Time: Morning, Afternoon and Evening Classes Available. See description for details.

Cost: $180.00



A two week study of פרק כיצד מברכין

Classes will be held online only.
Morning Seder is on Perek Keitzad Mevarchin | Afternoons in Halakha and Jewish Thought | Evening series on Sourcing Food:  Plants, Animals and the Jews Who Tend Them | Sunday Yom Iyyun on Food Ethics

Classes will be held online only.

The full schedule will be posted on this page soon. Please check back periodically.

Suggested donation for participation. $180/week.

Dates and Times

Week 1: 12 / 28 / 2020 – 12 / 31 / 2020
Week 2: 1 / 4 / 2021 – 1 / 7 / 2021

Morning Seder: 9:00am – 12pm eastern
Afternoon Classes: 1:00pm – 2:30pm eastern
Evening Classes: 8:00pm – 9:00pm eastern

Morning Seder

Morning Seder is on Perek Keitzad Mevarchin taught by Rabbi Silber and Dr. Shana Strauch Schick

Afternoon Classes

  • December 28 & 30 (M/W) Shlomo Zuckier, How Much Do You Bentsch?” Quantitative and Qualitative Perspectives on Birkat Ha-Mazon
  • December 29 & 31 (T/Th) Sarah Zager, Who is wise? One who eats well?: Maimonidean perspectives on health and the good life
  • January 4 & 6 (M/W) Yosef Bronstein, Eating and Community: Creation and Demarcation
  • January 5 & 7 (T/Th) Joe Wolfson, Tasting The Tanakh: On The Role Of Food In Biblical Narratives

Evening Classes TBA

Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Zuckier

Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Zuckier teaches in the Dr. Beth Samuels High School Program and the Drisha Summer Kollel, as well as other Drisha Programs. A postdoctoral fellow in Jewish Studies at McGill University, he received his PhD in Ancient Judaism at Yale University and was a member of Yeshiva University’s Kollel Elyon. Previously he served as Director of the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus at Yale University. Shlomo is an alumnus of Yeshivat Har Etzion and RIETS, as well as of the Wexner and Tikvah Fellowships. He has lectured and taught widely across North America, as well as at Yale Divinity School, Yeshiva University, the Tikvah Fund, and Bnot Sinai. A Founder of The Lehrhaus, Shlomo serves on the Editorial Committee of Tradition and has edited two books on contemporary Jewish thought.

Sarah Zager

Sarah Zager is a doctoral candidate in Religious Studies and Philosophy at Yale University, where her research focuses on the influence of Judaism and Christianity on moral philosophy. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Sarah earned an MA in Religion from the University of Chicago Divinity School and a BA from Williams College. She is currently a David Hartman Center Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. She was also a recipient of the Leo Baeck Fellowship and Cardozo Law school’s Jewish Law and Legal Theory graduate fellowship and has learned at Yeshivat Hadar. She has written for The Lehrhaus, JewSchool, the Journal of Jewish Ethics, the Journal of Textual Reasoning, and the Journal of Religion.

Rabbi Dr. Yosef Bronstein

Rabbi Dr. Yosef Bronstein received rabbinic ordination from RIETS, and a PhD in Talmudic Studies from the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies with a focus on Midrash Halakha. 

He currently teaches Jewish philosophy and halakha at Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim (MMY) and online for Yeshiva University’s Isaac Breuer College.  His books, Engaging the Essence: The Philosophy of the Lubavitcher Rebbe (Maggid Books) and Reshimot Shiurim shel Maran ha-Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik al Masekhet Kiddushin are, God willing, forthcoming.

Rabbi Joe Wolfson

Rabbi Joe Wolfson grew up in London and spent ten years studying, working, and loving life in Israel. He studied at Yeshivat Har Etzion and Bet Morasha, through which he received hissemikha from the Israeli Chief Rabbinate. He thought he was going into politics and did degrees at Cambridge, where he was president of the Jewish Society and UCL. He decided to go into Jewish education and has taught texts on four continents primarily as a faculty member of London School of Jewish Studies. Beyond music, good books, cycling and HBO, Rabbi Joe is passionate about the way in which texts link up to larger issues of Jewish identity. He has worked in areas as diverse as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, religious-secular relations in Israel, and European Jewish communities.

Dr. Shana Strauch Schick

Shana Strauch Schick is a fellow of the Center for Israel Studies at Yeshiva University and teaches Talmud and Halakha in Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalim and Matan in Israel and in the Drisha Summer Kollel. In 2011, she became the first woman to be awarded a PhD in Talmudic Literature from Bernard Revel Graduate School at Yeshiva University where she also completed an MA in Bible. She studied in the Graduate Program in Advanced Talmud at Stern College and has held Postdoctoral Fellowships at Bar Ilan and Haifa University. Her upcoming book Between Thought and Deed: Intention in Talmudic Jurisprudence examines the role of intentionality in the development of Talmudic law and is being published by Brill.

Rabbi David Silber

David Silber is the founder and dean of Drisha Institute for Jewish Education in New York and Israel. Rabbi Silber received ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. He is a recipient of the Covenant Award, for excellence in innovative Jewish education, and is the author of A Passover Haggadah: Go Forth and Learn (Jewish Publication Society 2011) and For Such a Time as This: Biblical Reflections in the Book of Esther (Koren Publishers 2017). He is also a nationally acclaimed lecturer on the Bible. Rabbi Silber is married to Dr. Devora Steinmetz. They have eight children and live in New York City. Click here to access other recorded classes by David Silber.

Zoom links will be shared after registration is completed through the application form. Click on the “Register” button above.

The afternoon and evening classes will be live streamed on Drisha Live and Facebook  as well. More information TBA.

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