Category Archives: Torah Study

Torah: Ki Tisa


Please join us on Saturday morning at 9:30 for Shabbat worship and Torah study.

Challenging Holiness Assumptions
The story of the Golden Calf  can be understood through the prism of a key theological value of Rabbinic Judaism: that religion itself can become an object of idolatry.

Torah: Exodus 30:11 – 34:35  Click here.
Haftarah: I Kings 18:1 – 18:39 – Click here.

The Ten Commandments As A Call For A Living Torah


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While HaShem gave us the Torah with the Aseret HaDibrot (the Ten Commandments,) God also created within us the ability to interpret the Torah:  to innovate, to reinterpret, to find the voices of our own generation within it, and to help navigate our complicated lives. And ultimately, to create new chapters of Torah. We will use Korach to explore this theme.

Torah: Exodus 18:1 – 20:23 – Click here.
Haftarah: Isaiah 6:1 – 7:6; 9:5 – 9:6 – Click here.

Torah: Learning to Be in Relationships


Please join us for Shabbat worship and Torah study at 9:30 am.

We continue to explore the theme of relationships and healthy dependency through the prism of the manna.  We  also will focus on last year’s session on Beshallach. In addition, we will explore extended passages in this week’s Haftarah reading from Judges, the Song of Deborah.

Torah: Exodus 13:17 – 17:16 – Click here.
Haftarah: Judges 4:4 – 5:31 – Click here.

This week our readings and Torah discussion focus on:

Torah (Parshat Beshallach, Sefer Shemot):

1. Ex 15: 20-21, p. 412
2. Ex 15: 22-25, p. 413
3. Ex 15: 26-27, p. 413


Judges 4:4 – 5:31, p. 424

Torah: Freedom Is A Conscious Choice Pt. I

Vaera 2018

Please join us for Shabbat worship and Torah study at 9:30 am.

Freedom is a spiritual project or conscious choice. In order to thrive, it must be actively cultivated. Then, and only then, can we soften our hearts.


Torah: Exodus 6:2 – 9:35  — Click here.
Haftarah: Ezekiel 28:25 – 29:21 – Click here.

This week we will focus on:

Sefer Shemot | Parashat Vaera

  1. Ex 6: 2-5, p. 351
  2. Ex 6: 6-9, p. 352
  3. Ex 6: 10-13, p. 353

Ezekiel 28:25-29:21, p. 370

Opening Our Eyes to the Miracles That Are Daily With Us

Vayigash 2018

“Prayer is about dissolving the boredom that dulls our senses, to open our eyes to the miracles that are daily with us – evening, morn, and noon. Menachem Mendel of Kotzk chastised those who walk through life ‘with honey smeared on the soles of our shoes.’ Pay attention. The sand beneath our sandals is holy. We walk on sacred soil, this amazing earth on which we tread.” (Rabbi Harold Schulweis, Z”TL)


Torah: Genesis 47:28 – 50:26 — Click here.
Haftarah: I Kings 2:1 – 2:12 – Click here.