Sign In Forgot Password

Talmud with Rabbi Avram Reisner

Upcoming Sessions

1. Wednesday, February 21, 2024 12 Adar I 5784

5:00 PM - 6:00 PMOn Zoom

2. Wednesday, February 28, 2024 19 Adar I 5784

5:00 PM - 6:00 PMOn Zoom

3. Wednesday, March 6, 2024 26 Adar I 5784

5:00 PM - 6:00 PMOn Zoom

4. Wednesday, March 13, 2024 3 Adar II 5784

5:00 PM - 6:00 PMOn Zoom

5. Wednesday, March 20, 2024 10 Adar II 5784

5:00 PM - 6:00 PMOn Zoom

6. Wednesday, March 27, 2024 17 Adar II 5784

5:00 PM - 6:00 PMOn Zoom
Past Sessions
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 5 Adar I 5784 - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - On Zoom
Wednesday, February 7, 2024 28 Shevat 5784 - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - On Zoom
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 21 Shevat 5784 - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - On Zoom
Wednesday, December 13, 2023 1 Tevet 5784 - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - On Zoom
Wednesday, December 6, 2023 23 Kislev 5784 - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - On Zoom
Wednesday, November 29, 2023 16 Kislev 5784 - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Chizuk Amuno Congregation
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 2 Kislev 5784 - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Chizuk Amuno Congregation
Wednesday, November 8, 2023 24 Cheshvan 5784 - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Chizuk Amuno Congregation
Wednesday, November 1, 2023 17 Cheshvan 5784 - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Chizuk Amuno Congregation
Wednesday, October 25, 2023 10 Cheshvan 5784 - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Chizuk Amuno Congregation
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 3 Cheshvan 5784 - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Chizuk Amuno Congregation

Register

*If you are a member of Chizuk Amuno Congregation and Schools, we encourage you to sign in to your account before registering for classes.
Questions regarding class registration? Please contact Judy Simkin, jsimkin@chizukamuno.org or call 410-486-6400 ext. 232.


Mondays

Mishnah 
with Dr. Moshe Shualy, 9:30 a.m.  (On Zoom)

*There is no charge for this class, however, registration is required.

Musical Midrash: Their Stories, Their Songs 
With Rabbi Ben Shalva, 7 p.m. (On Zoom)

January 22 & 29, 2024

Listen to a series of original midrashic folk songs that explore the lives and stories of heroes from the Torah. After the music, we will discuss the images raised in these songs and the potential of music and lyrics to deepen our experience of Torah.
*There is no charge for this class, however, registration is required.


Tuesdays

Confounding Sacred Texts
with Rabbi Ilyse S. Kramer and Rosann M. Catalano, PhD., 10-11:30 a.m. (On Zoom)


This year-long series will examine Jewish and Christian sacred texts that provoke a variety of complex responses.
 

January 9, 16, 23, 30, 2024 February 6, 13, 2024

March 12, 19, 26, 2024 April 2, 9, 16, 2024

May 14, 21, 2024
June 4, 11, 2024


Modern Hebrew Literature Class
with Dr. Moshe Shualy, 12 p.m. (On Zoom)

*There is no charge for this class, however registration is required.


Wednesdays

Exodus: New Beginnings in the Wilderness with Dr. Barry Gittlen

11 a.m. On Site

Session One:  January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14
Session Two:  February 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3
Session Three:  April 10, 17 (no class 24), May 1, 8, 15, 22,, 29

 

January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14

February 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3

April 10, 17 (no class 24), May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Session One:  January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14

Session Two:  February 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3

Session Three:  April 10, 17 (no class 24), May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Talmud
with Rabbi Avram Reisner
5 p.m. (On Site)
January 31, February 7, 14, 21, March 6, 13, 20, 27


In a passage in Leviticus 25 about a sales transaction, the Torah opens and closes the passage with a warning against ill-treating the other party. This is called אונאה in Hebrew (O-na’ah) and in the business context is often translated as exploiting, imagining a savvier party taking advantage of a less savvy one. But the sages understood that the framing of the warning going in and coming out meant that while the potential for such misbehavior was particularly likely to arise in the context of a sale, it applies more broadly -- thus my characterization of it as “ill-treatment.” Thus in the Mishnah of the fourth chapter of Bava Metziah the sages deal with both aspects of O-na’ah to very different effect.
 


Thursdays

The Thursday Double Feature, Beginning February 8

2024:
Topic The (Passover) Stories We Tell Ourselves, About Ourselves
With Dr. Robyn Blum
10 a.m. (On Site and Livestream)
February 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2024

Together we will explore some of the key elements of the Passover haggadah, reflecting on the ways Jews in the past and in the present have found meaning in these seminal texts. As we study the origins of some of the most well-known parts of the haggadah, we will also make connections to the renewed relevance of these texts in every generation, and we will share together ways to enliven our own families’ seder experiences through the stories these texts allow us to tell ourselves about who we have been and who we are today as a Jewish people.

 


Intergenerational Transmission of Memory and Meaning in Light of the Holocaust
With Dr. Azi Grysman
10 a.m. (On Site and Livestream)
March 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2024

We define who we are via our memories, those timeless entities that we often appreciate differently as we grow in our lives. Explore modern memory science focusing on the creation of meaning from our experiences and how these are shared in families, with a specific emphasis on interviews with Holocaust survivors and two generations of their descendants.


Prepping for Passover
With Rabbi Debi Wechsler
10 a.m. (On Site and Livestream)
April 4, 11, 18, 2024

Preparing your heart, home, and head for Passover.


Current Events Through a Jewish Lens
With Rabbi Joshua Gruenberg
11 a.m. (On Site and Livestream)
Beginning February 8, 2024



*There is no charge for these classes, however, registration is required.



Any questions regarding class registration, please contact Judy Simkin, jsimkin@chizukamuno.org or call 410-486-6400 ext. 232.
Share Print Save To My Calendar
Wed, February 21 2024 12 Adar I 5784