Ongoing Learning Opportunities
Kol Tzedek is a place for people to explore, question, and engage with Torah and Jewish tradition. We believe in Torat Hayyim, a living tradition, which is both relevant and revealing of deeper truths in the world. Throughout Jewish history, people have pored over sacred texts, sought to understand them, struggled with them, and offered their own interpretations and insights. And we are excited to keep this tradition alive. Join us!
All classes are held at Kol Tzedek are wheelchair accessible in our new community space, 707 S 50th St. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have accessibility needs.
Our course fees enable us to pay our teachers and purchase materials, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Email email@example.com or the course organizer if you would like to discuss different payments.
Monthly Lunch n' Learn in the Beit Midrash
First Saturdays (unless otherwise noted), 11:00am at 707 S 50th St
Join us for some nosh and a lively study of the week's torah portion. We will focus on one main story or narrative trope of the parsha (weekly portion) and go in-depth. No previous experience or particular background necessary—just bring a curious and open mind, and a Tanakh if you have one.
The Conversion Circle
with Rabbi Linda Holtzman
4th Thursday of every month, 5:45-6:45pm
This monthly gathering is a chance for individuals to explore the process of conversion in community. There is time both for personal reflection as well as discussion about major theological and lived experiences that are specific to those exploring Judaism. The group is open to people in the process of and/or considering conversion with Rabbi Ari Lev at Kol Tzedek.
Fall '18 & Winter '19 Adult Education Classes
Theology and Mechanics of Prayer: A Learner's Minyan
Taught by Rabbi Ari Lev Fornari
Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm, Jan 8, Jan 15, Jan 22, Jan 29, Feb 5, Feb 12, & Feb 19
This class is an in-depth exploration of prayer, one of Judaism’s core spiritual practices. We will be asking what, how and why pray? This class will include theological discussion, close reading, choreography and practice. The goal of this class is to make prayer more accessible and meaningful. $70 for members, $120 for non members.
Preparing for Passover
Taught by Rabbi Sheila Weinberg
Sunday, April 14, 10:00am-12:00pm
The theme of Passover is liberation. How do we relate the inner liberation to the outer liberation? How does one support the other? What are the practices we can take into Passover that will help us emerge from a constricted place to a more expansive one? This workshop will use a variety of forms from traditional to creative to probe these questions. It will include silent meditation as well as study and interaction.
Tuesdays, Mar 5 (CRASH), Mar 12, Mar 19, Mar 26, Apr 2, Apr 9, Apr 16, 6:30-9:00pm
SVARA and Kol Tzedek have partnered to create a rigorous and loving encounter with Talmud. Our learning will focus on skill-building (learning how to learn), the radical nature of the Jewish tradition, and the cultivation of Talmud study as a spiritual practice. This six-week bet midrash program is for both learners who have just gotten their alef-bet down as well as those who have years of Talmud experience. It's for anyone who wants to figure out how Judaism fits into their life or wants to try out Talmud as a spiritual practice.
Last Friday of the month, Oct-May, 9:30-11:30am
The 50+ Havurah invites you to a monthly breakfast and discussion on a topic of spiritual relevance. All are welcome!
Judaism for Everyone: An Introductory Class
Judaism for Everyone will return in Fall 2019. Stay tuned!