Open Beit Midrash

Thursdays @ the EVJCC

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Did King David actually kill Goliath? What is prophecy? Learn about these topics and more as Rabbi Michael Beyo teaches about the life and tragedy of King David.

Thursdays, Aug. 1-Sept. 26 (No class Aug. 15)

This session is open to all at no cost. Registration is required. 

Explore the heroes of the Talmud with Rabbi Michael Beyo, beginning with Rabbi Akiva.

Thursdays, Aug. 1-Sept. 26 (No class Aug. 15)

$14 per class/$96 for all eight classes. Registration is required. 

Join Rabbi Michael Beyo as he takes you on a journey of Sephardic Jewish history. 

Learn about the individuals behind the stories. $14 per class, includes a kosher lunch after the presentation. Registration is required.

Aug. 1: Hasdai Ibn Shaprut
Sept. 5: Shmuel HaNagid
Oct. 3: Yehuda Ha-Levi
Nov. 7: Avrham Ibn Ezra
Dec. 5: Solomon Ibn Gabirol

Spectacular Speakers at 11 a.m., followed by a delicious kosher lunch 

Presentations by local community leaders and rabbis

Aug. 8: Rabbi Leib Blotner of Chabad of Mesa: Myths and Facts of Judaism: Popular misconceptions, myths and amazing facts about Judaism

Aug. 22: Marty Haberer of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix: The American Jewish Experience

Aug. 29: Lawrence Bell of the Arizona Jewish Historical Society

Sept. 12: Jake Bennett: Disputed Territory of Jerusalem: What’s it all about?

Sept. 26: Guest speaker

$14 per class, includes a kosher lunch after the presentation. Registration is required. 

Interfaith Series at 11 a.m., followed by a delicious kosher lunch 

Local faith leaders speak about their faith’s history, tenets and current challenges. 

Sept. 19: Imam Faheem Arshad of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

Oct. 24: Rev. Rock Freemont of UCC Church ” How Religion Drives Social Action”    

Nov. 21: Anjileen Gumer: “History, Theology and Practice of Sikhism”

Dec. 19: President Gary Smith of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 

$14 per class, includes a kosher lunch after the presentation. Registration is required.