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Talmud for the 99%

Upcoming Sessions

1. Sunday, April 18, 2021 6 Iyyar 5781

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

2. Sunday, April 25, 2021 13 Iyyar 5781

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

3. Sunday, May 2, 2021 20 Iyyar 5781

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Past Sessions
Sunday, April 11, 2021 29 Nisan 5781 - 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Join Earnest for a four session Talmud class between Passover and Shavuot. In this class we will prepare for Shavuot, which commemorates the Jewish people entering into a covenantal relationship with God, by decoding a wild Talmudic story that completely reimagines the covenantal moment. We will explore the rabbis’ motivation for their subversive reimagining, and their vision for a more liberatory relationship with the Divine.

This is a SVARA-Method class, each session will begin with chevruta (study partner) learning. You and your chevruta will work with the text in the original Hebrew and Aramaic, using dictionaries to decipher each word. All you need to begin learning is your alef-bet (the ability to sound out the Hebrew alphabet) and you’re ready to go! Still working on your alef-bet? Check out these resources and contact Earnest,, for support.

For more info about Talmud for the 99%, please visit the Class Info Page.

Questions? Come to the Talmud for the 99% Info Session immediately following Shabbat morning services on March 13th at 12pm.

Not sure if it is right for you? Come to the Hebrew Roots & Dictionary Skills Crash Course on Thursday, March 25, 7-8pm.

This session is open to the whole congregation. We will learn how to identify root letters and look them up in dictionaries. We will decode a text from the Passover Haggadah together and you will get a taste of SVARA method’s joyful and rigorous pedagogy.

Click through for a description of SVARA-Method learning.

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