Classes, lectures, and events

Classes

  • Drisha in Skokie–Judaism Before the Rabbis: Jewish Literature in the Greco-Roman World

    Dr. Malka Simkovich
    Four Sundays in October: 7, 14, 21, 28, 7:00 PM

    Drisha in Skokie–Judaism Before the Rabbis: Jewish Literature in the Greco-Roman World
    Dr. Malka Simkovich
    Four Sundays in October: 7, 14, 21, 28, 7:00 PM

    This course will explore the centuries which bridge the Israelite religion and the normative Judaism of the rabbis, a time when Jews living throughout the Greco-Roman world freely expressed their Jewish pride by integrating aspects of the Greco-Roman world in which they lived and thrived. By exploring Jewish novellas, apocalypses, biblical interpretations, and historical records, we will gain new insight into the lives of the earliest Jews, who wrote religious texts in Antioch, the “gateway to the east;” in Rome, the political capital of the Empire; in Alexandria, the cultural crown jewel of the Greco-Roman world; and in the foothills of the Judean desert.

    In partnership with Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob Synagogue
    Location: Skokie Valley, 8825 E Prairie Road, Skokie, IL (Chicagoland Area)

    Click here for flyer

    Suggested Donation: $60 for the series. Click here to make a donation.

    Price: $ 0.00

  • Malka Simkovich Book Launch Event

    Malka Simkovich Book Launch Event
    Thursday November 29th, 7:00 PM

    Malka Simkovich Book Launch Event
    Malka Simkovich Book Launch Event
    Thursday November 29th, 7:00 PM

    Co-sponsored by Drisha, The Jewish Publication Society and Sixth Street Community Synagogue
    November 29th, 7:00 PM
    Sixth Street Community Synagogue
    325 East Sixth Street

    $10/students free of charge.

    Please join us for an evening to celebrate the publication of Dr. Malka Z. Simkovich’s new book, Discovering Second Temple Literature: The Scriptures and Stories That Shaped Early Judaism (Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society, 2018).

    Talks will be given by Dr. Lawrence Schiffman (Judge Abraham Lieberman Professorship in Hebrew & Judaic Studies at New York University) and Dr. Malka Z. Simkovich (Drisha Faculty member and Crown-Ryan Chair of Judies Studies at Catholic Theological Union.) 

    We will explore the Jewish literature and communities of Alexandria and the Dead Sea Scrolls in Greek and Roman times, as Jews navigated as a minority through worlds dominated by powerful cultures.

    Light refreshments will be served. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

    Click here for the event flyer.

    Click here for the Facebook event.

    Price: $ 10.00

  • Envy, Honor, and Grace: Exploring the World of the Rabbis in Talmudic Narratives

    Rabba Wendy Amsellem
    Tuesdays, 6pm-7:30pm
    October 16, 23, 30; November 6, 13, 20, 27

    Envy, Honor, and Grace: Exploring the World of the Rabbis in Talmudic Narratives
    Rabba Wendy Amsellem
    Tuesdays, 6pm-7:30pm

    Rabba Wendy Amsellem’s class on  Envy, Honor, and Grace: Exploring the World of the Rabbis in Talmudic Narratives

    Will meet in the Drisha conference room,
    1501 Broadway, Suite 505
    Tuesdays beginning October 16, and continuing on a weekly basis for 7 weeks
    (October 16, 23, 30; November 6, 13, 20, 27)
    The class will meet from 6pm to 7:30 pm

    October 16, 23, 30; November 6, 13, 20, 27

    Price: $ 175.00

  • The Sefat Emet on the Torah

    Rabbi David Silber and Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz
    Mondays, 7:30-9pm
    5 Mondays: October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19.

    The Sefat Emet on the Torah

    Location: Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun
    The class will meet on Mondays October 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19, and 26.

    5 Mondays: October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19.

    Price: $ 150.00

  • Drishat Shalom Fall 2018: CENSORED! Civil Discourse and the Jewish Tradition.

    Drisha Faculty

    Drishat Shalom Fall 2018: CENSORED! Civil Discourse and the Jewish Tradition.

    Students in college, graduate or rabbinical school and young professionals, who seek to join a cohort of dedicated peers to engage in deep, meaningful Torah learning, are invited to apply for the Drishat Shalom Fellowship.

    Seminar Dates: Wednesdays, October 17, 24, 31 and November 7, 14 from 7 to 9:30 pm.

    Apply before October 7th, applications received thereafter will be considered as space allows.

    Please see the Drishat Shalom page for details

    Price: $

  • “Be Fruitful and Multiply” R. Moshe Feinstein’s Innovative Approach to the Mitzvah of P’ru u-Revu

    Shana Strauch Schick
    Wednesday June 26, 7:00pm

    “Be Fruitful and Multiply” R. Moshe Feinstein’s Innovative Approach to the Mitzvah of P’ru u-Revu
    Shana Strauch Schick
    Wednesday June 26, 7:00pm

    Join us Wednesday nights this summer for our lecture series, titled “Moments of Creation.” Discuss the mitzvah of P’ru u-Revu, God’s creation “yesh may’ayin” of the human and divine.

    Participation is free of charge, but please register in advance.

    Located at the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU
    7 East 10th Street | New York, NY

    Price: $ 0.00

  • “In the Beginning” Was There a Day Without a Yesterday?

    Dr. Samuel Lebens
    Wednesday, July 10
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    “In the Beginning” Was There a Day Without a Yesterday?
    Dr. Samuel Lebens
    Wednesday, July 10

    Join us Wednesday nights this summer for our lecture series, titled “Moments of Creation.” Discuss the mitzvah of P’ru u-Revu, God’s creation “yesh may’ayin” of the human and divine.

    Participation is free of charge, but please register in advance.

    Located at the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU
    7 East 10th Street | New York, NY

    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Price: $ 0.00

  • “Let us Create Man” Depictions of the Human and the Divine in the Creation Stories

    Dr. Orit Avnery
    Wednesday, July 24
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    “Let us Create Man” Depictions of the Human and the Divine in the Creation Stories
    Dr. Orit Avnery
    Wednesday, July 24

    Dr. Orit Avnery

    Join us Wednesday nights this summer for our lecture series, titled “Moments of Creation.” Discuss the mitzvah of P’ru u-Revu, God’s creation “yesh may’ayin” of the human and divine.

    Participation is free of charge, but please register in advance.

    Located at the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU
    7 East 10th Street | New York, NY

     

    This lecture is sponsored by the Rudoff family on the occasion of the 28th yahrzeit of Stanley Rudoff z”l.  There will be ma’ariv at 8:30pm following the lecture.

    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Price: $ 0.00

  • In the Margins of Catastrophe: The Prequel and Postscript to the Book of Eikha

    Rabbi Joe Wolfson
    June 25th, 7:30pm

    In the Margins of Catastrophe: The Prequel and Postscript to the Book of Eikha
    Rabbi Joe Wolfson
    June 25th, 7:30pm

    In this class, our character of choice is the city of Jerusalem. Rather than studying Megillat Eikha, the classic text of destruction, we will instead look at the before and after. We will begin with the historical background and context to the fall of Jerusalem in 586 B.C.E., examining the ‘Jerusalem myth’, the notion that had taken hold over the previous centuries that the city could never fall, and then move to the post-script, studying the midrashic commentary to Eikha, which subverts, undermines, and rewrites the Megilla to replace themes of destruction and despair with ones of comfort and continuity.

    Located at the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU
    7 East 10th Street | New York, NY

    Price: $ 0.00

  • Where God Isn’t: Should we bring Godliness into unclean places?

    Dr. Samuel Lebens
    Tuesdays, July 2, July 9
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Where God Isn’t: Should we bring Godliness into unclean places?
    Dr. Samuel Lebens
    Tuesdays, July 2, July 9

    Should we bring Godliness into unclean places? Holiness is a central Jewish concept, in some sense the essence of divinity: “Be holy, for I, the Lord, your God, am holy” (Lev. 19:2).  But what does it mean for finite beings – people or objects – to share in God’s holiness? Are all types of holiness the same? After examining rabbinic sources on this question, we will address an even more profound problem: the concept of unholiness.  How do Jewish sources – ranging from the Talmud to the Hassidic masters to Jewish philosophers – relate to places that are thought to be somehow ungodly, filthy, or disgusting? If God is everywhere, is He in those places too? Can anything in God’s world be unholy?

    Located at the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU
    7 East 10th Street | New York, NY

    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Price: $ 0.00

  • Does Civil Marriage Count? What are the Halakhic Implications for Non-Orthodox and Civil Ceremonies?

    Nechama Goldman Barash
    June 25th, 6:30pm

    Does Civil Marriage Count? What are the Halakhic Implications for Non-Orthodox and Civil Ceremonies?
    Nechama Goldman Barash
    June 25th, 6:30pm

    In this shiur we will look at what defines a Jewish marriage. Is it the technical particulars of the ceremony or is it a commitment between a man and woman which is reflected in their state of being? This has direct relevance on marriages both in the Diaspora but most particularly in Israel where only religious marriage is mandated by the State.

    Located at the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU
    7 East 10th Street | New York, NY

    Price: $ 0.00

  • Kollel: Open Night Seder

    Kollel: Open Night Seder
    Tuesdays, June 25 - July 23
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Kollel: Open Night Seder
    Kollel: Open Night Seder
    Tuesdays, June 25 - July 23
    Tuesday evenings, June 25th – July 23rd.
    For more information email: [email protected]
    Located at the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU
    7 East 10th Street | New York, NY

    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Price: $ 0.00

  • Biblical Hebrew I (Online Class)

    Yitzhak Berger
    Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct 28 - Dec 18
    9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Biblical Hebrew I (Online Class)
    Yitzhak Berger
    Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct 28 - Dec 18

    Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct 28 – Dec 18
    9:30 am – 11:00 am

    In a supportive and encouraging environment, students will begin to develop the ability to read biblical texts by learning biblical grammar and vocabulary. We will use the First Hebrew Primer as our main biblical Hebrew grammar book. Prerequisite: Knowledge of Hebrew print and vowels.

    Note: This is an online class.  The virtual classroom will be accessible during session times online using video-conferencing software. The course will be conducted as though a typical in-person course with homework assignments and preparation requirements.

    9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Price: $ 360.00

  • What We Talk About When We Talk About Biblical Criticism

    Rabbi Daniel Reifman
    Tuesdays, July 16, July 23
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Biblical Criticism
    Rabbi Daniel Reifman
    Tuesdays, July 16, July 23

    Higher criticism of the Bible is one of the major theoretical issues dividing today’s Jewish community.  Many progressive Jews triumph the Documentary Hypothesis as a major achievement of modern scholarship, while traditional Jews typically dismiss it as heretical.  We will go beyond the standard arguments regarding the Torah’s authorship by considering the dynamics of reading that underlie both traditional and modern critical perspectives.  We will then offer a more fundamental analysis of what it means to make meaning out of a text, and suggest that traditionalists and text critics ultimately have more in common than meets the eye.

    Located at the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU
    7 East 10th Street | New York, NY

    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Price: $ 0.00

  • Shiv’a Asar beTamuz at Drisha

    Shiv’a Asar beTamuz at Drisha
    Sunday, July 21
    11:00 am - 2:45 pm

    Shiv’a Asar beTamuz at Drisha

    A Breach in the Wall: How do we react when we sense that we are witnessing the beginning of the end?

    The Seventeenth of Tamuz commemorates the day that the Romans breached the outer wall of Jerusalem. From this point, the destruction of the Temple just three weeks later may have been inevitable, but both historians and rabbinic legends suggest that there were earlier points at which the ultimate calamity could have been avoided.
    In our own lives, we sometimes have experiences — be they personal, communal or national — that give us a feeling of sliding toward catastrophe. How do we respond to such foreboding, especially when not everyone around us shares the same feeling? We will examine this sensation through the lens of episodes from Tanakh, rabbinic literature, and Jewish history, as well as personal histories of crisis and recovery.

    Located at the Sixth Street Community Synagogue
    325 East 6th Street | New York, NY

    11am 

    Jeremiah Confronts the False Prophets… and Us
    Rabbi Daniel Reifman

    In the waning days of the First Temple Period, Israel was confronted with conflicting prophetic messages: Jeremiah predicted that Jerusalem was doomed, while false prophets offered assurances that it would be spared.  Jeremiah’s accounts of this conflict raise profound questions, both for the prophet himself and for his contemporaneous audience. How are the recipients of a prophecy supposed to distinguish a true prophet from a false ones?  Can a prophecy of doom ever be overturned through repentance? If so, at what point should repentance end and acceptance begin?

     

    12:15 pm 

    The Origin of Calamity: The Sin of the Golden Calf
    Rabbi David Silber

    The Mishnah lists five tragedies within Jewish history that occurred on the 17th of Tammuz, the first being Moses’ breaking of the tablets upon witnessing the Golden Calf.  We will analyze the episode of the Golden Calf (Exodus 32-34) for what it tells us about leadership in a time of crisis and the possibility of securing redemption in the aftermath of tragedy.

     

    1:30 pm

    התקינו עצמכם לפורענות: Preparing for Disaster
    Rabba Wendy Amsellem

    As Rabbi Shimon and Rabbi Yishmael are executed by the Romans, Rabbi Akiva warns his students to get ready because the worst is yet to come. How does Rabbi Akiva intend for them to prepare for the impending disaster? We will study several rabbinic texts that attempt to redefine suffering and to locate meaning in terrible events.


    2:45 pm

    Mincha

    11:00 am - 2:45 pm

    Price: $ 0.00

  • The Road to Kingship

    Rabbi David Silber
    Sundays, Oct 27 - Dec 22
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

    The Road to Kingship
    Rabbi David Silber
    Sundays, Oct 27 - Dec 22

    An exploration of the Samson story, the last 5 chapters of the Book of Judges, and Megillat Ruth as a prelude to the Book of Samuel.

    These sessions will include a survey of attitudes towards monarchy and the centralization of human authority in other biblical texts- both narratives and biblical poetry.

    Fall 2019.
    October: 27 * Note: This class session will have an earlier start time of 9:30am.
    November: 3, 10, 17, 24
    December: 8, 15, (and possibly 22)

    Located at The Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue
    2 West 70th Street, New York, 10023

    10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Price: $ 200.00

  • Tefillot of Yom Kippur, A 2-Part Series

    Rabbi David Silber
    Wednesdays, Sep 11 and 18
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    Tefillot of Yom Kippur, A 2-Part Series
    Rabbi David Silber
    Wednesdays, Sep 11 and 18

    This series is a study of the core themes of Yom Kippur as reflected in the classical texts of the holiday service.  A careful study of the basic components of this complex service will enable you to have a more meaningful and reflective Yom Kippur experience.

    Wednesdays, September 11 and 18
    Located at The Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue
    2 West 70th Street, New York, 10023

    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    Price: $ 100.00

  • Holiday

    The Stanley Rudoff Memorial High Holidays Lecture Series, Part I

    Rabbi David Silber
    Sunday, Sep 22
    7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

    The Stanley Rudoff Memorial High Holidays Lecture Series, Part I
    Rabbi David Silber
    Sunday, Sep 22

    “Hannah’s Prayers”

    The story of Hannah is the Haftorah of Rosh Hashana. Her prayer is understood by the rabbinic tradition to be a classical paradigm of prayer.  We will examine the specifics of her two prayers both in relationship to Rosh Hashana and in relationship to prayer more generally in an attempt to broaden our understanding of prayer and its possibilities

    Located at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, 125 East 85th Street | New York, NY

    This lecture is free and open to the public, but please register in advance.
    Sponsored by the Rudoff family on the occasion of the 28th yahrzeit of Stanley Rudoff z”l.  

    7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

    Price: $ 0.00

  • The Stanley Rudoff Memorial High Holidays Lecture Series, Part II

    Shlomo Zuckier
    Sunday, Oct 6
    7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

    The Stanley Rudoff Memorial High Holidays Lecture Series, Part II
    Shlomo Zuckier
    Sunday, Oct 6

    The Neilah prayer, the last of the five Yom Kippur Tefillot, is recited at the waning moments of the holiest day of the year. Exploring a range of liturgical, Talmudic and Halakhic texts, we will consider how Neilah serves to carry over Yom Kippur into the rest of the year.

    Located at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, 125 East 85th Street | New York, NY

    This lecture is free and open to the public, but please register in advance.
    Sponsored by the Rudoff family on the occasion of the 28th yahrzeit of Stanley Rudoff z”l.  

    7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

    Price: $ 0.00

  • Holiday
    Liturgy

    Tefillot of Rosh Hashana, A 2-Part Series

    Rabbi David Silber
    Tuesdays, Sept. 10 and 17
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Tefillot of Rosh Hashana, A 2-Part Series
    Rabbi David Silber
    Tuesdays, Sept. 10 and 17

    A study of the core themes of Rosh Hashana as reflected through the classical texts of the Rosh Hashana service. The goal of these classes is to deepen our understanding of the Rosh Hashana prayers that will allow for a more meaningful and reflective experience of the holiday.

    Tuesdays, September 10 and 17
    10 am – 11:30 am
    Located at Congregation Kehillath Jeshurun
    125 E. 85th St, New York, 10028

    10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Price: $ 100.00

Lectures

  • The Zohar for Modern Jews

    Dr. Nathaniel Berman
    Wednesdays: 3 sessions
    7:30pm - 9:00pm

    The Zohar for Modern Jews
    Dr. Nathaniel Berman
    Wednesdays: 3 sessions

    Kabbalah for our Turbulent Souls:
    Zoharic Myths of Anger, Shame, and Desire

    The Zohar, the central compendium of kabbalistic myth, is replete with tales of divine, demonic, and human subjects beset by passions, emotions, and longings.  Their confrontations with these forces decisively shape their strengths and weaknesses, indeed their very identities.

    These tales make the Zoharic tradition acutely pertinent to the human condition, in a way that philosophically-oriented versions of Judaism, with their remote and impassive deity, cannot.  We will explore these myths through engagement with primary texts (in translation).  No prior background needed.

    Location: The home of Nahum and Syvia Twersky on the Upper West Side, Manhattan
    697 West End Avenue, 13C (at West 94th Street)

    3 Sessions
    January 30 (This date was postponed due to weather)
    February 6, 20, 27 (added due to weather)

    Dedicate a class in honor or memory of a loved one or in celebration of an occasion here.

    Listen to Lecture 1 – (2/6/2019)
    Listen to Lecture 2 – (2/20/2019)
    Listen to Lecture 3 – (2/27/2019)

    7:30pm - 9:00pm

    Price: $ 75.00

  • Poetic Mythology for our Age of Anger

    Dr. Nathaniel Berman
    Tuesday, January 15, 7:30 pm

    Poetic Mythology for our Age of Anger
    Dr. Nathaniel Berman
    Tuesday, January 15, 7:30 pm

    POETIC MYTHOLOGY FOR OUR AGE OF ANGER: The Wisdom of the Zohar and Its Relevance for the 21st Century

    Celebrate the publication of Dr. Nathaniel Berman’s new book, Divine and Demonic in the Poetic Mythology of the Zohar: The “Other Side” of Kabbalah (Leiden: Brill, 2018)

    Listen to the Lecture

    Price: $ 15.00

  • The 20th Annual Rapoport Memorial Lecture

    Dr. Sarit Kattan Gribetz
    March 28, 7:30pm

    The 20th Annual Rapoport Memorial Lecture
    Dr. Sarit Kattan Gribetz
    March 28, 7:30pm

    How did the Pesach Seder become a Family Affair?

    This lecture will explore biblical, second temple, and rabbinic texts about how Pesach was celebrated in a diversity of ways in antiquity – as it is observed in many different ways in the present as well.  We will think about how Pesach was imagined to originate as a family ritual, how it took a detour as a priestly and scholarly men’s endeavor, and then how it circled back in new ways to the family table.  We will begin, though, at the 2018 Samaritan Passover sacrifice in Nablus, in order to consider as expansively as possible the various trajectories that Pesach celebrations have taken or could have taken since antiquity, and then go back in time to the book of Exodus and beyond.  This lecture will be anchored in historical sources, but it aims to provoke us to think creatively and practically about how ideas related to time, memory, historical reenactment, and intergenerational rituals can be incorporated into contemporary Seders today.

    Located at: Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun
    125 East 85th Street

    Free and open to the public
    (But please RSVP)

    Price: $ 0.00

  • Passover Haggadah… The Wandering Aramean

    Rabbi David Silber
    Sunday and Monday

    Passover Haggadah… The Wandering Aramean
    Rabbi David Silber
    Sunday and Monday

    Rabbi David Silber in Israel – Discussing the Passover Haggadah

    Sunday March 31, 2019 (8pm – 9pm)
    Located at Beit Knesset Tiferet Avot in Efrat, Dekel

    Monday April 1, 2019 (8:30pm – 10pm)
    Located at Beit Knesset Ramban, Jerusalem.

    Price: $ 0.00

  • Book Salon & Beit Midrash: Kaddish.com: A Novel

    Dr. Shai Secunda
    Thursday, May 9, 7:00 PM

    Book Salon & Beit Midrash: Kaddish.com: A Novel
    Dr. Shai Secunda
    Thursday, May 9, 7:00 PM

    Location: A private residence on the Upper West Side, details provided upon registration

    Thursday, May 9 , 7:00 PM

    In Kaddish.com, Nathan Englander, the Enfant terrible of contemporary Jewish literature, fixes his lens on an impious son trying honor the memory of his father, while retaining his freedoms. In this Drisha Book Salon and Beit Midrash, we’ll consider the history of the mourner’s kaddish and its continued resonance in our bewildering modern world.

    Click here for more information on the Book Salon & Beit Midrash series.

    Price: $ 15.00

  • Kingship and the Book of Ruth

    Rabbi David Silber
    Sunday, May 12, 7:30 PM

    Kingship and the Book of Ruth
    Rabbi David Silber
    Sunday, May 12, 7:30 PM

    The book of Ruth begins with the “days of the Judges” and concludes with the birth of David. This session explores the connections between the heroic behavior of the characters in Ruth and the ideal kingship as represented by David.

    Located in a private residence on the Upper West  Side in Manhattan.

    Details shared upon registration.

    Price: $ 25.00

  • Interpretation and Enactment: Elisha ben Avuya and the Book of Ruth

    Dr. Devora Steinmetz
    Sunday, May 19, 7:30 PM

    Interpretation and Enactment: Elisha ben Avuya and the Book of Ruth
    Dr. Devora Steinmetz
    Sunday, May 19, 7:30 PM

    A talmudic story about Elisha ben Avuya includes a striking interpretation and enactment of a critical verse from the book of Ruth. We will study this story and consider how reading the agada alongside the book of Ruth helps disclose the theological and moral stances of each of these narratives.

    Located in a private residence on the Upper West  Side in Manhattan.

    Details shared upon registration.

    Price: $ 25.00

  • “Let us Create Man” Depictions of the Human and the Divine in the Creation Stories

    Dr. Orit Avnery
    Wednesday, July 24
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    “Let us Create Man” Depictions of the Human and the Divine in the Creation Stories
    Dr. Orit Avnery
    Wednesday, July 24

    Dr. Orit Avnery

    Join us Wednesday nights this summer for our lecture series, titled “Moments of Creation.” Discuss the mitzvah of P’ru u-Revu, God’s creation “yesh may’ayin” of the human and divine.

    Participation is free of charge, but please register in advance.

    Located at the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU
    7 East 10th Street | New York, NY

     

    This lecture is sponsored by the Rudoff family on the occasion of the 28th yahrzeit of Stanley Rudoff z”l.  There will be ma’ariv at 8:30pm following the lecture.

    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Price: $ 0.00

  • Tefillot of Yom Kippur, A 2-Part Series

    Rabbi David Silber
    Wednesdays, Sep 11 and 18
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    Tefillot of Yom Kippur, A 2-Part Series
    Rabbi David Silber
    Wednesdays, Sep 11 and 18

    This series is a study of the core themes of Yom Kippur as reflected in the classical texts of the holiday service.  A careful study of the basic components of this complex service will enable you to have a more meaningful and reflective Yom Kippur experience.

    Wednesdays, September 11 and 18
    Located at The Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue
    2 West 70th Street, New York, 10023

    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    Price: $ 100.00

  • Holiday
    Liturgy

    Tefillot of Rosh Hashana, A 2-Part Series

    Rabbi David Silber
    Tuesdays, Sept. 10 and 17
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Tefillot of Rosh Hashana, A 2-Part Series
    Rabbi David Silber
    Tuesdays, Sept. 10 and 17

    A study of the core themes of Rosh Hashana as reflected through the classical texts of the Rosh Hashana service. The goal of these classes is to deepen our understanding of the Rosh Hashana prayers that will allow for a more meaningful and reflective experience of the holiday.

    Tuesdays, September 10 and 17
    10 am – 11:30 am
    Located at Congregation Kehillath Jeshurun
    125 E. 85th St, New York, 10028

    10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Price: $ 100.00

Events

  • Dr. Beth Samuels High School Alumnae Shabbaton

    Shira Hecht-Koller
    Shabbat, Parashat Mishpatim

    Dr. Beth Samuels High School Alumnae Shabbaton
    Shira Hecht-Koller
    Shabbat, Parashat Mishpatim

    2019 Alumnae Shabbaton!

    Catch up with your Drisha friends for an inspiring Shabbat filled with Torah learning and Song, along with a motzaei Shabbat program to remember.

    Jamaica Estate – Queens, NY

    Price: $ 75.00

  • Book Salon & Beit Midrash: A Simple Story by S. Y. Agnon

    Dr. Shai Secunda
    Thursday, February 7, 7:00 PM

    Book Salon & Beit Midrash: A Simple Story by S. Y. Agnon
    Dr. Shai Secunda
    Thursday, February 7, 7:00 PM

    Location: A private residence on the Upper West Side, details provided upon registration

    Thursday, February 7 , 7:00 PM – A Simple Story by S. Y. Agnon.

    A Simple Story is one of the celebrated Hebrew novelist, S. Y. Agnon’s, greatest achievements. If the story is at all simple, it is only in the seeming effortlessness of relating a physiological and countercultural tale about bittersweet romance, bourgeous expectations, and madness. Most striking are the allusions to classical Jewish literature found on nearly every page. Rather than representing innocuous, commonly held values, these texts are provocative, destabilizing, and worthy of careful study.

    Click here for more information on the Book Salon & Beit Midrash series.

    Price: $ 15.00

  • Book Salon & Beit Midrash: The Secret Book of Kings by Yochi Brandes

    Dr. Shai Secunda
    Thursday, April 4, 7:00 PM

    Book Salon & Beit Midrash: The Secret Book of Kings by Yochi Brandes
    Dr. Shai Secunda
    Thursday, April 4, 7:00 PM

    Location: A private residence on the Upper West Side, details provided upon registration

    Thursday, April 4 , 7:00 PM

    The Secret Book of Kings, one of celebrated Israeli author, Yochi Brandes’ most successful books to date, tells an untold tale of Israel’s kings, concealed for centuries by King David and his court. The power of Brandes’ story-telling, and the way she weaves her story in relation to the actual Biblical book of Kings, is artful and thought provoking. She asks and answers the oldest Jewish question of all – what lies just beneath the texts of Tanakh.

    Click here for more information on the Book Salon & Beit Midrash series.

    Price: $ 15.00

  • Drishat Shalom Fellowship Alumni Night

    Alex Israel
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    Drishat Shalom Fellowship Alumni Night

    An evening of learning, reconnecting, and networking for alumni of the Drishat Shalom Fellowship.

    There is no charge, but please RSVP by March 10, 2019.

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    Price: $ 0.00

  • Book Salon & Beit Midrash: Kaddish.com: A Novel

    Dr. Shai Secunda
    Thursday, May 9, 7:00 PM

    Book Salon & Beit Midrash: Kaddish.com: A Novel
    Dr. Shai Secunda
    Thursday, May 9, 7:00 PM

    Location: A private residence on the Upper West Side, details provided upon registration

    Thursday, May 9 , 7:00 PM

    In Kaddish.com, Nathan Englander, the Enfant terrible of contemporary Jewish literature, fixes his lens on an impious son trying honor the memory of his father, while retaining his freedoms. In this Drisha Book Salon and Beit Midrash, we’ll consider the history of the mourner’s kaddish and its continued resonance in our bewildering modern world.

    Click here for more information on the Book Salon & Beit Midrash series.

    Price: $ 15.00

  • Kingship and the Book of Ruth

    Rabbi David Silber
    Sunday, May 12, 7:30 PM

    Kingship and the Book of Ruth
    Rabbi David Silber
    Sunday, May 12, 7:30 PM

    The book of Ruth begins with the “days of the Judges” and concludes with the birth of David. This session explores the connections between the heroic behavior of the characters in Ruth and the ideal kingship as represented by David.

    Located in a private residence on the Upper West  Side in Manhattan.

    Details shared upon registration.

    Price: $ 25.00

  • Interpretation and Enactment: Elisha ben Avuya and the Book of Ruth

    Dr. Devora Steinmetz
    Sunday, May 19, 7:30 PM

    Interpretation and Enactment: Elisha ben Avuya and the Book of Ruth
    Dr. Devora Steinmetz
    Sunday, May 19, 7:30 PM

    A talmudic story about Elisha ben Avuya includes a striking interpretation and enactment of a critical verse from the book of Ruth. We will study this story and consider how reading the agada alongside the book of Ruth helps disclose the theological and moral stances of each of these narratives.

    Located in a private residence on the Upper West  Side in Manhattan.

    Details shared upon registration.

    Price: $ 25.00

  • “Let us Create Man” Depictions of the Human and the Divine in the Creation Stories

    Dr. Orit Avnery
    Wednesday, July 24
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    “Let us Create Man” Depictions of the Human and the Divine in the Creation Stories
    Dr. Orit Avnery
    Wednesday, July 24

    Dr. Orit Avnery

    Join us Wednesday nights this summer for our lecture series, titled “Moments of Creation.” Discuss the mitzvah of P’ru u-Revu, God’s creation “yesh may’ayin” of the human and divine.

    Participation is free of charge, but please register in advance.

    Located at the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU
    7 East 10th Street | New York, NY

     

    This lecture is sponsored by the Rudoff family on the occasion of the 28th yahrzeit of Stanley Rudoff z”l.  There will be ma’ariv at 8:30pm following the lecture.

    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Price: $ 0.00

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