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!


In cooperation with our friends at Kolot Chayeinu and Park Slope Jewish Center, SVARA is bringing fun, accessible Talmud to Brooklyn on December 8th. We’ll learn one of our fave texts from the Talmud about the radical nature of rabbinic tradition, and support folks of all levels as they learn Talmud **in the original language.**  Register here!


SVARA’s on the move, and we’re bringing hardcore, queer-normative Talmud study to Los Angeles this December 15th & 16th. Never learned with us before? No problem! 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. Learn more about our LA programs here.


Gear up for Chanukah with SVARA’s Chanukah Extravaganza! SVARA Faculty, Fellows, teachers, and community leaders are offering up spaces across the country for rigorous, accessible Talmud learning as a spiritual practice to get us in the Chanukah spirit! We’ll learn a text in each stand-alone session that highlights the radical nature of the rabbinic tradition. Want to get in on the action?! Get more info & register here!


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!

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