The Bay Area Community Talmud Circle is a growing, dynamic and welcoming community of adult students engaged in modern Talmud study and active conversation. Five Talmud Circles exist around the Bay Area. The meetings are virtual for now, hoping to return to in-person sessions when the situation allows. While the majority of participants are continuing students, anyone may join!
Rabbi Dorothy Richman serves as the rabbi of Makor Or: Jewish Meditation Center and is a founding faculty member of the Romemu Yeshiva. Dorothy's work engages the spiritual practices of Torah study, prayer, meditation, music and justice. She released an album of original songs, Something of Mine, largely based on texts from the Jewish tradition.
Prof. Deena Aranoff teaches courses on Jewish history, culture and mysticism at the Center for Jewish Studies (CJS) at the Graduate Theological Union. She also serves as a scholar at Wexner Heritage Foundation programs throughout the country. In addition to her Jewish scholarly pursuits, Professor Aranoff has been a dedicated yoga student for many years and now teaches widely in the Bay Area. She completed her Ph.D. in 2006 in the department of history at Columbia University. Prof. Aranoff is on Sabbatical in 2021.
Bay Area Community Talmud Circle students study with the Koren Talmud Bavli, Berakhot, available in various print sizes and in digital editions.
Sundays | 9 sessions
September 19, October 10, November 14, December 5, 2021 (with Rabbi Richman)
January 23, February 13, March 13, April 24, May 15, 2022 (with Prof. Aranoff)
10:00 AM–12:00 PM
Online via Zoom
$350 Tier 1 | $280 Tier 2 | $210 Tier 3 | Please choose the option that fits your comfort level
Contact: Abra Greenspan | [email protected]