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Daily Classes

Daf Yomi 

Sunday (and legal holidays) 8:45am;
Mon-Fri 7:20am
Shabbat - 45 minutes before Mincha

Daf Yomi, "page of the day" or "daily folio") is a daily regimen of learning the Oral Torah and its commentaries (also known as the Gemara), in which each of the 2,711 pages of the Babylonian Talmud are covered in sequence. Under this regimen, the entire Talmud is completed, one day at a time, in a cycle of seven and a half years. Tens of thousands of Jews worldwide study in the Daf Yomi program, and over 300,000 participate in the Siyum HaShas, an event celebrating the culmination of the cycle of learning. Following morning services each day, learning a page of the Talmud is being taught and learned.  Participants are welcome to attend on a daily basis and/or when your schedule allows.  Teaching and learning occurs in a very relaxed setting and no prior Judaic knowledge is required. Many members of Beth Sholom participate in this beautiful tradition of learning and we often have special Daf Yomi programs; we welcome new participants! Check the calendar for updates. 



Torah, Rashi and Commentaries Mondays 1:30 pm 

The Rashi and Other Commentaries Class at Beth Sholom has been studying the Chumash in depth. We now will turn our attention to The Wisdom Literature of the Torah and the Apocrypha. The Wisdom Literature includes Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Book of Job, some of Psalms, and the Song of Songs. From the Apocrypha we will look at Ben Sirah, the Wisdom of Solomon and the Book of Baruch. We will also discuss the wisdom literature of Israel's neighbors. We will continue to use the extremely wide range of interpreters available.

These include Talmud and Medrash, classical commentaries and modern commentators, translators and academic studies. 

Our first session, An Introduction to the Wisdom Literature, will meet Monday June 24. 
All are welcome to join us on Monday's at 1:30 in the Beth Sholom library for the class. No background in these topics is required.

Questions, contact


Tuesday Night Torah 

Each Tuesday night, a variety of adult education classes are taught. Tuesday Night Torah classes are open to all members and non members.  The classes make it easy to learn about interesting topics while at the same time easily meet other people in a very informal comfortable setting.  There is no fee for the classes.

Tuesday Night Torah: Rabbi Antine's class will resume in the Fall

Talmud with Rabbi Kawior: Tuesdays 9:30pm


Torah Portion of the Week 

Wednesdays 9:15-10:15am

Please join Rabbi Antine for an informal class/discussion on topics from the weekly Parshah. This class will give you material to discuss at the Shabbat Table and it will enhance your Shabbat morning experience in shul. 

Drop-In Chevruta

Wednesdays - 5:00 PM first and third Wed. each month

 A group of interested Jews who discuss (or just listen) to recorded lectures delivered by rabbis, scholars and other experts on a wide variety of subjects. All are welcome. Questions? Contact Ira Kaminow


Kabbalah and Chassidut

Thursday at 11:30 AM

Join Rabbi Antine in his study for an informal class on Kabbalah and Chassidut The material will often relate to the weekly parshah or upcoming holidays. The texts that we will study ask some of the big questions in Judaism: What is the nature of G-d? How does revelation work? Why is the point of Prayer and Mitzvot.  Please email if you would like to be put on the class email list.

Parsha with Rabbi Teitelbaum: Thursday right after Maariv.

Shabbat - 15 min after Kiddush

Special Classes 15 Minutes After Kiddush

Over the course of many Shabbatot, special classes are given 15-20 minutes into the beginning of Kiddush.  Interested in a particular topic? Let us know--we are excited to learn with you. 

Sun, September 22 2019 22 Elul 5779