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Tuesday Night Learning


Choose from lectures by Dr. Gerald Batist, Professor Naftalli Cohn, and Rabba Rachel Kohl Finegold, and featuring the film screening or "Upheaval: The Journey of Menachem Begin".





Defending Freedom: Passover Insights for your Seder Table

Online; Tuesday, March  28 – 12 PM

with Rabbi Mark Fishman

The Four 4’s, or Maybe the Five 5’s. 


Pharaoh's "Dual Loyalties" Charge Against the Jews: What Might it Mean for Us Today?

In-person, Off-site; Sunday, March 26

7:30 PM


with Dr. Elana Stein Hain

Experience her engaging and inspirational style up close. See why so many are uplifted from her wisdom and wit.



Between Heaven and Hospital - Jewish Bioethics

Online; Thursday, March 30

7:30 PM


with Rabbi Lila Kagedan

Rabbi Kagedan will present topics such as end-of-life decision-making, advanced directives, pastoral care, palliative care, care-giving, and informed consent. An expert on the intersection of gender, ethics, and halacha her enthusiastic teaching style captivates her audiences. She will share her thoughts on landmark bio-ethical legal decisions and will share her own written response on Jewish medical ethics.



French Connexion 

En ligne; Le dimanche 2 avril – 17h


avec Émile et Myriam Ackermann

Ce semestre nous avons la chance d'avoir un cours en direct de Paris. Utilisant l'exégèse traditionnelle ainsi que des outils modernes comme la philosophie, la littérature et l'histoire, Myriam et Émile vous invitent à explorer la Paracha hebdomadaire avec eux.



Teachings of Love

Online: Tuesdays – 10 AM


with Rabbi Avi Weiss

Rabbi Avi Weiss delivers a weekly online course to the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale. Congregation Shaar Hashomayim is blessed to be able to join him for this weekly class. The lively discussion is centred around relevant topics from the parasha of the week using his upcoming book, Torat Ahavah - Teachings of Love.




Judaism 101: Deepen Your Own Appreciation of Judaism

In-person; Tuesdays – 7:30 PM


with Shaar Clergy and Guest Teachers

This course is designed to give you the raw materials with which to appreciate and access our tradition.

$180 per person (12 sessions); Open to all and a requirement for students in the Shaar’s conversion program.



Intro to Hebrew

In-person; Wednesdays  – 7 PM 


with Merav Luz

Learn to read the aleph bet in 8 weeks! No prior knowledge of Hebrew necessary. $100 per person (8 sessions); includes text book.




Thursday, March 30, 2023 8 Nisan 5783