JTS to Host Community Night Study Sessions

Multi-Institutional Initiative Brings New York City–Area Community Together for Jewish Scholarship

Press Contact: Beatrice Mora
Office: (212) 678-8950
Email: bemora@jtsa.edu

January 28, 2014, New York, NY

The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) is pleased to participate with collaborators Drisha, Mechon Hadar, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, and Yeshivat Maharat in a multi-institutional initiative to bring together the local Jewish community for open hevruta learning (studying in pairs) this winter. These community nights will be held every Tuesday starting January 28 through April 1, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and locations will rotate among the institutions. Shiurim, or study sessions, will be hosted on the JTS campus (3080 Broadway at 122nd Street in New York City) on March 11, 18, and 25, as well as on April 1.

"The Community Night Study Sessions bring five institutions that are all dedicated to Torah study together," says Rabbi Daniel Nevins, Pearl Resnick Dean of The Rabbinical School and dean of the Division of Religious Leadership of JTS. "They allow our students to mingle with one another, our teachers to have exposure to students from other schools, and the larger community of Torah students to come and join together in sacred study."

JTS speakers include Rabbi Noah Bickart, adjunct instructor of Talmud and Rabbinics, director of the Eisenfeld/Duker Beit Midrash, and co-rosh yeshiva of Nishma: A Summer of Torah Study in the JTS Beit Midrash, who will discuss "Sex and Freedom" at Yeshivat Maharat (37 West 65th Street, 5th Floor) on February 4; and Dr. Amy Kalmanofsky, assistant professor of Bible at JTS, who will talk about "The Dangerous Sisters of the Torah" at the March 11 session at JTS.

For additional information, contact Rita Gordon at rigordon@jtsa.edu