Chicago One-Night Stands

Chicago One-Night Stands

Are you hot for SVARA but not ready to make a long-term commitment?

Are you a seasoned SVARA-nik craving the bet midrash?

Join SVARA’s Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Benay Lappe for an evening of SVARA learning: hardcore, queer, and radically inclusive. We’ll learn a complete Talmud text, start to finish, to complete memorization and with deep and total ownership. This is a great chance to try SVARA out if you’ve been wondering what it’s like. And for our regulars, this is an opportunity to reconnect, or to bring a friend!

May 8
6:30 – 9:30 PM
at Sketchpad, 4700 N. Ravenswood, Suite B


All you need is the ability to decode your alef-bet (i.e. sound out your Hebrew letters), and you’ll be learning Talmud in the original Hebrew/Aramaic within your first hour. We can’t wait to learn with you!

Payment for a One-Night-Stand with SVARA is offered on a sliding scale: please pay an amount between $15 and $100 that is right for you. If this amount is beyond your means, please contact James for info about reduced rates.