Mistabra b’Kehila: Beit Midrash Hod veHadar

Program for 2017-2018

Special series

Rabbi Tzvi Graetz will give four lectures on the Cairo Geniza, on 6 – 13 – 20 -27 June at 19:30. For details, see the Hebrew page.

Regular classes


Sundays, beginning 15 October, at 19:45, in the classroom downstairs

This year we are studying Tractate Berachot, chapter 7, closely reading the text, incorporating classic learning with modern thinking and research. The course also focuses on the relevance of the text to today’s world. The sessions are open to both men and women alike. Please check the Events page to confirm dates.

Instructor: Rabbi Lionel Levy
Language: Hebrew

Keva & Kavanna: Text & Meaning in Prayer 

The Shabbat Amida

Tuesdays at 20:00, in the Library.
Upcoming classes: 15 May; 29 May 

Oftentimes we complain about the prayers, especially that they are too long and too repetitive. Then we look for something external to improve the situation but the improvement can and should also come from within ourselves and from the prayers themselves. In order to fill our personal and communal prayers with a living spirit, it is helpful not only to understand the literal meanings of the words but also to explore how we can add substance and meaning.

Instructor: Shoshana Michael Zucker
Language: English

Weekly Torah Portion

Friday mornings at 9:00 in the library. The weekly Torah portion from varied perspectives, with observations about how it relates to today’s world. The sessions are led by instructors from the community.

Coordinator: Barbara Schwartz
Language: English

May 25 – Naso – Gail Shuster-Bouskila
June 1 – Behaalotcha – Shoshana Michael-Zucker
June 8 – Shlach Lecha – Dov Vogel
June 15 – Korach – David Zisenwine
June 22 – Hukat – Naomi Leitner
June 29 – Balak  – Hana Inbar