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“For Jews, education is not just what we know. It’s who we are.”
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

Jewish learning isn’t about accumulating facts and figures; it’s not about mastering the content of Jewish wisdom. It’s about learning to live it. 

While Jewish intellectual thought is rich and deep, the purpose of immersing ourselves in it is to be transformed by it in the way we choose to live our lives, as Jews and as human beings. Towards that end, learning at Sha’ar challenges the mind and rouses the soul and is designed to lead towards active engagement with the world around us.

Sha’ar’s wide array of educational offerings engage with texts ancient and modern, with Jewish voices and those from different traditions, and invite robust and respectful discussion honoring the manifold views that enrich our communities.

Sha’ar Wednesday Night Limmud Programs 2020

7:00  - 8:30 PM EST

Sha'ar Justice Beit Midrash 2020/2021

Wednesday, December 2

Every Wednesday evening Sha’ar will gather to explore texts and teachings -- ancient and modern, Jewish and general -- that will engage us in these questions and in the moral and ethical foundation for our activism. In the traditional style of a Beit Midrash (House of Study), we’ll combine wrestling with sources together with guided teachings focused on a range of societal issues: civic responsibility, democracy, leadership, race, immigration, healthcare, income inequality, climate, and more. Each unit will be capped by a visit with a leading activist or advocacy organization to build the bridge between learning and doing, and to catalyze the transformational impact of our study.
Series begins Wednesday October 14. 
All sessions will run from 7pm-8:30pm EST.
Until otherwise noted, all sessions will be online, free of charge, and open to everyone. Donations are always appreciated.



Thu, November 26 2020 10 Kislev 5781