Isaac Perry z”l Beit Midrash Program
Join us Wednesday evenings for one of the most dynamic programs we offer for all levels of learning. This year we are happy to offer three new weekly classes:
8:00 p.m. The Development of the Sephardic & Ashkenazic Communities
given by Rabbi Neil Winkler
Continuing his dynamic and popular series on Jewish History, Rabbi Winkler will trace the development of the Sephardic and Ashkenazic traditions. Beginning in the Medieval period, the class will touch on some of the heroic figures and important events that shaped heritages that have lasted for centuries.
8:45 p.m. Unlocking the Torah Text: Developing a Methodology Studying
Sefer Shemot given by Rabbi Shmuel Goldin
The Torah often conveys its most significant lessons in cryptic fashion through messages imbedded in the flow and pattern of the narrative. Rabbi Goldin will work with participants toward developing a methodology for the critical reading of familiar Biblical passages in the book of Shemot. Emphasis will be placed on the distinction between Pshat and Midrash and upon the value of each approach.
8:00 p.m. Kohelet: The Misunderstood Cynic
given by Rabbi Chaim Poupko
Untangle the cryptic yet important lessons of Kohelet and his reflections on life.
Past Shabbat Scholars in Residence Series
November 1st Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, Associate Rabbi at Kehilat Jeshurun
November 22nd Rabbi Berel Wein, renowned author & lecturer
December 6th Rabbi Yosef Carmel, Rabbinical Dean of the Eretz Hemdah, Institute for advanced Jewish studies in Jerusalem
January 3rd Rabbi Daniel Landes, Director & Rosh HaYeshiva, Pardes Institute
February 28th Mr. Nathan Lewin, renowned attorney & lecturer March 21st Dr. Isaiah Gafni, Professor of Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Daily Daf Yomi
Learn the daily daf gemara each morning or evening at one of our many Daf Yomi Shiurim. Early daf is given by Mark Berman at 5:30 am or 5:45 am on weekday mornings. The Rabbinic Staff and Mitch Weitzner give the 7:10 am weekday sessions. Shabbat and Sunday mornings at 8:00 am. And the evening sessions are given by the "Evening Chevra Shas".
Seudah Shlishit Monthly Forum:
Each month, Seudah Shlishit will feature a different member of the CJEP Scholars or Rabbinic Staff giving a series of talks on one theme. While each series will last a month, each individual talk will be circumscribed – so if you miss one you won't be lost at the next. Check your mailing for exact times.
Rabbi Chaim Poupko
Proofs for G-d and the Divinity of the Torah: What are They and What are They Worth?
Eve Flechner Torah Institute
Take time out of your busy schedule to study Talmud and Parshat Hashavuah every Tuesday morning with Rabbi Goldin, no matter what your background.
Talmud Class for Beginners - 10:15am-11:00am
Parsha Class - A great way to review the weekly portion. Designed to provide material for the family to review on Shabbat. 11:00am-noon.
Yoetzet Halachah Series
Resuming this winter, the Yoetzet Halachah series features classes given by Shayna Goldberg who also is available to answer questions regarding family purity and issues affecting women. Messages can be left any time, day or night, and will typically be returned between 7:30 pm and 10:30 pm, or before sunset if necessary. Cell: (201) 655-2180 / Email:
Friday Night Parsha Class for 5th-8th Graders & their parents
Join Rabbi Goldin for an exciting look at the parsha that has captivated children and parents alike on Friday nights throughout the winter and spring.
The Albie Hornblass, z”l David Spatz, z”l & Max Brooks, z”l Memorial Women’s Monthly Parsha Shiur
The Rabbi Boris & Sara Gottlieb z”l Memorial Shiur
Given by Rabbi Poupko once a month; hosted and dedicated by Ruth Schapiro
Topic: Navi Yehoshua. Studying the words and actions of our prophets isn’t just a lesson in history. Their message to the Jewish people of their time contains an eternal message for future generations. Join us we analyze the text to understand both its inherent meaning as well as its relevance for us today.
Monthly Pirkei Avot Shiur for Women
Think that Pirkei Avot is just a compilation of easy-to-understand pearls of wisdom? Think again! Each month we will do an in-depth analysis of a Mishna or group of Mishnayot, highlighting and developing the main themes and demonstrating their relevance to our lives. Open to women, this class meets once a month at the home of Bella Morgan.
Shabbat Afternoon Gemara Shiur
Join Rabbi Goldin an hour before Minchah for a stimulating ride through Talmudic thought
Shabbat Morning Gemara shiur
Masechet Gittin, given by Rabbi Poupko at 8:00 a.m. in the Ottensoser or Feder home
Other Ongoing Shiurim
Shabbat Shiur given and hosted by Dr. Aaron Rabin Shiur given by Dr. Tzachi Goldberg following the Auxiliary Minyan Mishneh Brurah Shiur given by Rabbi Shimon Murciano following Hashkamah Minyan