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March 12 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on February 27, 2024 at 6:30 pm

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One event on March 12, 2024 at 6:30 pm

Talmud for Everyone: Cultivating an Open Heart

*Registration is Closed*

Jewish tradition is known for its famous disputes and sacred disagreements. But with so many opinions, how can we discern which voices to listen to? Join Tribe 12’s Rabbinic Intern Molly Paul and Student Rabbi and SVARA Fellow Kendra Saperstein for a six-week course of empowering and accessible Talmud study.

We will engage using the SVARA Method. SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva is an organization committed to creating learning spaces in which people historically excluded from the tradition can engage in meaningful conversation with it – and each other. In this mixed-level Beit Midrash, we’ll explore Masechet Hagigah, where we will encounter questions of belonging, power, and multiplicity. Whether this is your first encounter with a page of Talmud or you are a seasoned Talmud learner – this course is for you! We’ll learn in chevruta, learning pairs, and explore this ancient Jewish text in the original Hebrew and Aramaic. While no prior experience with Talmud study is needed, participants must be able to read the alef-bet (Hebrew alphabet) in order to participate. We believe the ancient Rabbis wanted us to become thoughtful, brave, compassionate people. Together, we’ll explore how the practice of learning Talmud can help us get there.

*Masks are strongly encouraged and we will provide masks for anyone that needs them*

Sessions Dates & Time: February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 5, 12 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Weitzman.

Cost is $36 for the series with no one turned away for lack of funds. You can submit it at tribe12.org/donate or Venmo @Tribe12.


Tribe 12 connects people in their 20s/30s to Jewish life and community in Philadelphia today so they will choose to stay connected tomorrow. We welcome people who identify as Jewish, whose partner is Jewish, or who are exploring Judaism. Tribe 12 seeks to include all individuals regardless of gender or identity expression, religious history and practice, and financial circumstances. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including disabled individuals, to engage fully. If you require any accommodations please see our page on accommodations. Feel free to contact us with any questions at info@tribe12.org


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Weitzman Museum of American Jewish History
101 S Independence Mall E
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States

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