Beit Midrash

“Which is greater, learning or doing? . . . Learning is great because learning leads to doing.” (Babylonian Talmud, Kiddushin 4Social Justice Beit Midrash0b)

In a circular response to their own question, the rabbis created a continuum between learning and doing, emphasizing each as part of one whole. In the fullness of Jewish life, holy deeds are rooted in holy texts. Learning, itself a way of active engagement, is meant to inspire and guide in all manner of mitzvot, whether between people and God or people and people.

“In Every Generation…” Parting the Waters: The Long Road to Freedom.
Tuesday March 20th, 7:30 – 9:00 pm

What does it mean to help to help facilitate liberation today? What are our Egypts, what enslaves us and our world and its people? How to address so many needs for liberation? How to bring along the wise and the wicked, the oppressed and the oppressor?
Pesach and its telling through the Haggadah offer a wellspring and guide for seekers of social justice, for all who would bring redemption and healing to this hurting world. This session of the Social Justice Beit Midrash will provide rich material to bring to your Seder, to act and organize around, and to help sustain you on the long road to freedom.
All are most welcome, regardless of experience in activism or text study. 


** There is a monthly Black Lives Matter vigil in our neighborhood, at the First Baptist Church in JP (633 Centre St), from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. on the first Thursday of each month. The next vigil will be held on April 5th, 5:30 -6:30 pm.