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.

Tuesday June 15th, 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Rabbinic Intern Josh Weisman will share some social justice Torah from his rabbinical school Capstone. We’ll examine some accessible material on the subject of leadership style by the Kedushas Levi, an early Chassidic rebbe and movement builder. We all have the potential to be leaders in some way; this learning will allow us to explore different ways of finding our own way as leaders. RSVP to appreciated; walk-ins always welcome.


** 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 June 7th, 5:30 -6:30 pm.