• Traditionally Radical

    SVARA is a traditionally radical yeshiva dedicated to the serious study of Talmud and committed to the Queer experience. Our mission is to provide serious Talmud study as a spiritual […]

  • Serious Learning

    At SVARA, no matter what your Hebrew level, you will be learning Talmud in the original, from the Vilna Shas. At SVARA, you will gain the skills to look at […]

  • Queer

    SVARA is where we realized how traditional our radical queer selves really were, and how queer the tradition has always been. It’s where we realized that how we each understand […]

  • Empowering

    SVARA is the place where so many of us realize that we are not just going to be allowed to sit at the table of Jewish learning and decision-making, but […]

  • Our Rosh Yeshiva

    Rabbi Benay Lappe provides her students and the entire Jewish community with the opportunity to see that Judaism is smarter, deeper, and more radical than we ever imagined. She models, […]