Midtown Lunch and Learn

July 26, 2017 - 12:30 pm

Midtown Lunch and Learn
Parashah Preview: The Weekly Torah Portion
Wednesdays | July 12, 19, 26, August 2 | 12:30-1:30 pm
Rabbi Neil Zuckerman

Study of the weekly Torah portion has always been a central part of Jewish life and learning. Join us to explore and discuss the weekly portion, its themes, and its lessons for our lives.
Space is limited.

Registration required by Monday, July 3.
COST: Free/members; $36/general

Agnon at 50

July 26, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Agnon at 50: Rediscovering the Great Hebrew Nobel Laureate
Wednesdays  | July 12, 19, 26, and August 2 | 7:00-8:45 pm | Dr. Wendy Zierler

Exploring Judaism

July 27, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Sponsored by the Rabbinical Assembly
Exploring Judaism
Thursdays | 7:00–9:30 pm | ongoing classes | various locations

May class | Instructor TBA | through December 7

Exploring Judaism is a program of Jewish learning and experience. It is intended for those interested in learning more about Judaism, as well as pursuing or thinking about conversion.
For more information please contact Rabbi Neil Zuckerman at or 212-369-2600, x124, or visit

Daf HaShavua: Weekly Talmud Study

July 28, 2017 - 8:00 am

Rabbi Ethan Witkovsky
We will read through Masechet Megillah of the Talmud page by page to explore the world of the Rabbis, their methodology, and how they shape us today.

Talmud Torah

September 8, 2017 - 8:00 am

Fridays | continuing September 8 | approx. 8:00 am, immediately after morning minyan
Rabbi Ethan Witkovsky

We will read through passages of the Talmud page by page to explore the world of the Rabbis, their methodology, and how they shape us today.

Essential Essays

October 17, 2017 - 8:00 am

Tuesdays | beginning Oct 17 | approx. 8:00 am, immediately after morning minyan

Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove
Join in a discussion of Jewish philosophy, theology and thought. Pick up the essay for each week from the literature rack in the lobby. The essay is also distributed via a weekly email; if you wish to be added to the distribution list, please contact or 212-369-2600, x120.


October 18, 2017 - 6:30 pm

BeMidbar: Leadership Defied and Defended
Wednesdays | beginning Oct 18 | 6:30 – 7:45 pm
Rabbi Charlie Savenor


October 18, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Rambam - An Introduction to One of the Most Intriguing Thinkers in Jewish History
Wednesdays | beginning October 18 | 6:30–7:45 pm | 10 sessions
Rabbi Shmuel Afek

Melton Year 1

October 18, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Wednesdays | beginning October 18 | 7:00 - 9:15 pm
Rabbi Ethan Witkovsky and Rabbi Shmuel Afek

The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning program builds Jewish literacy through a sophisticated, intellectually stimulating, text-based curriculum for students of all levels and Jewish backgrounds. More than 35,000 adult learners have participated in this international program designed by expert educators at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The two-year course meets most weeks from mid October through end of May each year.

Melton Year 2

October 19, 2017 - 9:15 am

Thursdays | beginning October 19 | 9:15–11:30 am
Rabbi Neil Zuckerman and Rabbi Bill Plevin

In Ethics of Jewish Living, students learn how Jewish teachings shed light on contemporary issues such as the environment, inter-personal relationships, end-of-life decisions and stem-cell research. Crossroads explores the lessons of Jewish history and investigates how the Jewish past gives meaning to the Jewish present.
Prerequisite: completion of Melton Year 1.