Welcome to the Talmud.
For six weeks, we will learn the Talmud from
the very beginning. No prior experience is necessary; no Hebrew is required. Come willing to open an ancient text. Discover its style and its content. Study with friends and teachers. Push yourself to learn right from the source itself.
Register for the entire six weeks of the course. Registration includes a hard copy of the Talmud's first tractate, delivered to your door.
"Judaism: The New Basics" is a weekly opportunity for Jewish learning, brought to you by the OFJCC and BINA: The Jewish Movement for Social Change. The course is facilitated by Tova Birnbaum and Zoe Fertik.
No background is required. All learners are welcome.
This course will be online but will NOT be recorded. Attendance in real time is requested.
The structure of a typical class will include:
- Group Check-in
- Short Introductory lecture (Zoe Fertik)
- Chevruta paired learning from your Talmud book
- Group Discussion
- Short Big Picture lecture (Tova Birnbaum)
- Group Takeaways and Commentary
Wednesdays, April 7–May 12
$136 for the series
Scholarship support is available
Contact: Zoe Jick | [email protected]
This program is offered through a partnership between the Oshman Family JCC and BINA, an Israeli nonprofit that combines Jewish learning, social action and community building. BINA's international programs include opportunities to live, study, explore, teach and volunteer in Israel. To sign up for updates directly from BINA, click here.