Spring 2023

“Thrilling, creative, accessible, queer. Would you believe us if we told you we were describing the Talmud, the foundational work of rabbinic Judaism?”

–  Julie Batz and Noah Westreich, SVARA Teaching Fellows

Spring Zman is here, y’all!

The magic runs from February 13th until May 5th. Many of our Talmud offerings are fully enrolled, but there are plenty of skill-building workshops and drop-in opportunities for learners of all backgrounds! Check out the complete list below.


Compiling the Next Trans Codex

Beyond Talmud

Disability Justice as Spiritual Text

Beyond Talmud

COVID Spiritual Practice Group

Beyond Talmud

About Enrollment, Accessibility, and Tuition


All of SVARA’s programs utilize accessibility protocols and practices outlined here. Questions about access at SVARA? Reach out to us!

Enrollment and Tuition

All courses are “pay-what-you-can,” with a suggested sliding scale. When registering, you can indicate the amount you would like to contribute for tuition, which can be below, on, or above the suggested scale. Our suggested scale is as follows:

  • $175-700 for full semester weekly shiurim

  • $18-54 per session for drop in workshops and short-form shiurim

Through this enrollment process, we maintain a significant majority of queer- and trans-identifying people in each program, and we prioritize the participation of people of color and people with disabilities. You can find more information about SVARA’s approach for enrollment and tuition here.