Tauber In-depth Learning Opportunities

Want to challenge yourself and dive a little deeper? Try one of our in-depth Tauber courses to learn more, connect more deeply with your Judaism and build a cohort with your classmates. Tauber offerings also include downtown learning options and various satellite programs.
´┐╝The Lonely Man of Faith: Exploring the Writings of Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik

with Rabbi Ryan Bauer
Thursdays, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Oct 22, 29; Nov 5, 12; Dec 3, 10, 17
Mechanic’s Institute, 57 Post Street, San Francisco
Emanu-El member price $54, price $75

One of the great and most influential Jewish thinkers of the 20th century was Rabbi Joseph Soleveitchik. He was the teacher of some of the greatest thinkers of this generation including the words and thoughts of Soloveitchik as he guides us through the inner life of the religious Jew.


Introducing the Tauber Beit Midrash
Sundays, 9:30 – 11:30 am
Opening on October 11
Temple Emanu-El

In Hebrew, “Beit” means house and the word “Midrash” comes from the root “to seek” or “to investigate.” A Beit Midrash is a house of study. The Tauber Beit Midrash here at Emanu-El offers unique access to the rich tradition of Jewish textual interpretation in a welcoming and intellectual environment. Our house is open to those who have studied before and those who have never looked at a daf (a page of rabbinic literature).

Each Sunday, when religious school is in session, the Tauber Beit Midrash will open with a class offered by a leading teacher in our community. The teacher will present a text from Talmud – the compilation of Mishna, the first major redaction of the oral law, and Gemara, rabbinic commentary on the Mishna, as well as the Zohar, mystical writings – each with English translation. Participants will gather with coffee in hand and study in chevruta (partnership). The teacher will then bring participants back together for discussion and explanation.

Monthly, the Beit Midrash will be followed with a presentation on Applied Judaism, as students encounter an issue or phenomena in society as presented by experts in their field. The values explored in the text study will inform the discussion in this section.

Free and Open to the community. No pre-registration required.  While we  hope you’ll be able to attend every session, this is not a course. Each class is stand-alone. Join us for as many as you can.

The Tauber Jewish Studies Program is made possible by The Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation, reflecting the dynamic, generous, and enduring spirit of Dr. Laszlo N. Tauber.

A program of the Madeleine Haas Russell Institute of Jewish Learning.



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