Spring Pop-Up Batei Midrash

This spring, we’re serving up a series of pop-up batei midrash (the plural form of “bet midrash,” or home for Jewish learning and Talmud study) designed you give you a chance to roll with the ancient Rabbis. Ready to take a deep dive into our tradition and build radical Queer community along the way? Join us for a night, a day, or a weekend of sweet learning to guide you on your path to being a player. You’ll be in a mixed-level space that is designed for seasoned Talmudists as well as novice Hebrew learners; all you need is your alef-bet and readiness to learn, and together we’ll learn a complete text from the Talmud in the original (yep, that’s right: no translations, folks!) from start to finish.

Read up about learning at SVARA here, or check out our FAQ!

Boston

Boston Queer Talmud nerds: join SVARA faculty members Laynie Soloman and Rabbi Mónica Gomery for a night of rigorous and accessible Talmud learning as a spiritual practice!

Sunday, March 22nd

6:30 – 9:30 PM | The Nonprofit Center | Boston, MA

Sliding Scale Fee: $15-$75

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New York

New Yorkers, we’ve can’t wait to welcome you to the bet midrash. Join SVARA faculty members Laynie Soloman and Rabbi Mónica Gomery for a night of rigorous and accessible Talmud learning as a spiritual practice!

Sunday, April 26th

6:30 – 9:30 PM | Centre for Social Innovation | 601 W 26th St #325, NYC 10001

Sliding Scale Fee: $15-$75

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Detroit

We’ve teamed up with our friends in Detroit, Detroit Jews for Justice and T’chiyah, to bring you a CRASH Talk and a day of learning with our very own Laynie Soloman!

Saturday, March 28th
CRASH Talk & Havdalah | 7:00 – 9:30 PM

Sunday, March 29th
Pop-Up Bet Midrash | 1:00 – 4:30 PM

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Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, we’re excited to be teaming up with communities across Pittsburgh for a weekend celebrating Jewish life & Queer community on April 3-5th! Join us to dive into dreamy learning and deep community building, with a full SVARA bet midrash on Sunday. Check out the complete schedule here, with some highlights below.

Friday, April 3rd
Learning with Laynie: Hitlabshut: Exploring Gender & Theology Through G!d’s Clothing | 7:30 – 10:00 PM

Saturday, April 4th
Learning with Laynie: Jewish Law for Anarchists: OR, Why Should I Care About Halakha?! | 12:45 – 2:00 PM

Sunday, April 5th
Pop-Up Bet Midrash | 12:30 – 5:45 PM

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