Upcoming Programs

There are many opportunities throughout the year to get some Talmud served up the old fashioned way—hardcore, queer, and radically inclusive—with SVARA! SVARA hosts pop-up bet midrash learning and immersive programs around the country, as well as regular weekly batei midrash in several cities. Check out what’s comin’ up at your favorite queer yeshiva, and we can’t wait to welcome to you to the SVARA bet midrash!


SVARA’s Gemara Boost Camp is an opportunity to explore new areas of depth in your learning on your journey to being a player! Join SVARA Faculty for a soulful, intimate, and shtark* full day or weekend of study and community building.

*Putting the hardcore back in “hardcore, queer, and radically inclusive” 😉

This winter we’re hitting up three cities to help you level up your learning! Join us in Berkeley (Jan. 3-5), New York (Jan. 10-12), or Chicago (Jan. 17-19), and learn more here!


Bring SVARA’s *MAGIC* to your teaching! Specifically designed for teachers of Talmud and Jewish texts, this training will give you additional tools to help you integrate elements of SVARA’s method into your classroom or other teaching settings, and will include sessions on pedagogy and practical skill-building. This is a great opportunity for professional development! Stay tuned for updates on Crash Courses in the Spring and Summer of 2020, and be in touch with Mónica if you have questions. 



SVARA’s on the move, bringing hardcore, queer-normative Talmud study to New York City, Los Angeles, the Bay Area, Pittsburgh, and Boston. Never learned with us before? These pop-ups are a great way to dive in. All you need is the ability to sound out your alef-bet and you’ll be on your way. And for all you die-hard SVARA-niks, this is a great way to connect with old friends and our core Faculty for a boost of radical goodness to keep you going strong. Check back regularly for updates on dates and locations, and we’ll see you in the bet midrash soon!

Want to bring SVARA-style learning to your community?! Fill out this form to get in touch with us!