Open Beit Midrash

Thursdays @ the EVJCC

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Learn about the life and tragedy of King David with Rabbi Michael Beyo.

Thursdays, Oct. 3-Dec. 19 (No class Oct. 17, Nov. 14 or Nov. 28)

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, Oct. 3-Dec. 19 (No class Oct. 17, Nov. 14 or Nov. 28)

$14 per class/$108 for all nine 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.

Oct. 3
Nov. 7
Dec. 5

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

Presentations by local community leaders and rabbis

Oct. 10: “Disputed Territory of Jerusalem: What’s it all about?” with Jake Bennett

Oct. 31: “Is Plastic Surgery Allowed?” with Rabbi Shimi Ash

Dec. 12: Rabbi Herschel Brodie of Temple Beth Sholom of the East Valley

$14 per class, includes a kosher lunch after the presentation. Registration is required. $20 walk-in fee.

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. 

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.