Jewish texts deal with significant questions about the meaning of life, from the theological and the philosophical to the legal and practical, guiding not just how we look at the world, but how we live in the world. Classes are offered most days of the week, many taught by Rabbi Cohen, several others led by community members. All classes at CBI, unless otherwise noted.
Key Books in Tanach with M. Victoria Sutton: Class is on hiatus
Maharat Victoria Sutton — Mondays @ 12:00 pm.
Midrasha’s Tanach and Talmud (for Teens)
This course is an informal but intensive study group focusing on close thematic readings of the Tanach and Talmud in translation. Class is on hiatus
Mickey Cohen — Wednesdays @
Jewish philosophers: Rabbi Eliezer Berkovits: The class is currently reading and discussing selections from “Essential Essays on Judaism” presenting Berkovits’ most significant essays, exploring vital issues within Judaism and Jewish society, including: Jewish morality and law, Jewish nationhood, and Jewish theology. No background necessary.
Muni Schweig — Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm @ the Schweig home
Talmudic Wisdom: Join us for a weekly class that explores key sugyot (talmudic units) that discuss major Jewish questions of practice and thought. Class is on hiatus
R. Yonatan Cohen • Fridays @ 9:00 am
Rabbi David Rue’s classes below will resume after the chagim.
Study of Kima Kima (Step by Step) by Rabbi Chaim Drukman: Kima examines the sources that deal with the redemption of the Jewish people from the Bible, Talmud, Midrashim and the early Rabbinic sources. Kima Kima provides deep insights into modern Israeli Orthodox thought and philosophy of delivery from exile to redemption and the important part that the State of Israel has played in this process.
R. David Rue • Saturdays @8:30 am-9:15 am
Zemirot of Shabbat with R. David Rue—Shabbat Day: Each Shabbat we will study one Zemer (Shabbat Song), learn the tune, study the text and ask some questions for further thought. Class will meet in the beit midrash during kiddush, 15 minutes after kiddush begins.
R. David Rue • Saturdays 15 minutes after kiddush begins