All classes will take place in the Kraft Center, 606 W 115th Street (Across from Schapiro Residence Hall).
Sunday – Thursday
Amud Yomi: Tractate Beitzah
A peer-led learning group dedicated to *almost* nightly learning of at most 20 minutes. Students take turns teaching amudim of Gemara and record each session.
Halacha: Shabbat Statutes
9:30 a.m. with Rav Noam, Shimshon Dicker, and Dassi Karp. Kraft 4C.
Does the proverbial Busserfest “meat challah” violate the prohibition of making dairy/meat bread? Can a Zapinskian lentil stew be warmed up on a blech on Shabbat morning? These and other pressing questions about Shabbat and/or Kashrut (focus determined by attendee interest) will be asked and answer over bagels and coffee every Sunday morning.
Women, Judaism and Family Life
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. with Shiffy Friedman
This women’s chabura meets weekly to explore halachic topics in depth and from the sources. Topics include taharat hamishpacha, sexuality, and having children. Occasional guest speakers also address related topics, such as women’s health and its intersection with halacha.
Intensive Analytic Talmud
8:30 p.m. with Yoni Zolty (CC ’17). Kraft 6C.
This intensive analytic Talmud class will cover the 4th and 5th chapters of tractate Bava Kamma. Selected texts are sent out weekly and prior preparation is strongly recommended.
7:45 p.m. dinner, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Chabura, with Hannah Stanhill and Solomon Wiener. Kraft 4C.
Tanakhabura is an opportunity to seriously and meaningfully engage with a sefer of Tanakh (this year Yirmi-yahu) in a dynamic and participatory environment. Each week’s chabura is led by a different member, who brings a blend of traditional and contemporary commentators while making room for lively group discussion. Whether you like peshat or drash, law or narrative, or medieval or modern commentators, this chabura has a place for you. Hope to see you there!
The Screwtape Letters
8:30 p.m. with Tzvi Bessler and Cobi Nadel. Kraft Beit Midrash.
Each week we will read one of the letters from this remarkable C.S. Lewis work, a short epistolary novel on timeless human failings. We will strive to connect the book’s profound psychological insight to Jewish ideas and to our own personal religious development.