Talmud Torah of St. Paul

Where critical thinking
and Jewish values intersect

Summertime Jewish Learning: ""Mazal tov!", "Yashar Ko'ach" and other traditional quips - What are we really saying?!"

Join local clergy around the Twin Cities this summer as together you explore Great Jewish Questions.

Cost: All events are free and open to everyone. Come to one or come to all.

Dates: Drop-in series beginning Tuesday, June 25. See below for list of events including dates and times.

  • "To leave or not to leave Egypt?" with Rabbi Sharon Stiefel. Tuesday, June 25, 7:00 pm at Mayim Rabim, 4401 York Ave S, Minneapolis.

  • "What will I Leave? The Jewish tradition of ethical wills" with Rabbi Esther Adler. Monday, July 1, 7:00 pm at Mount Zion, 1300 Summit Ave, St. Paul.

  • "Why was Lot’s wife turned into a pillar of salt?" with Rabbi Avi Olitzky. Thursday, July 11, 1:00 pm at Beth El, 5225 Barry St W, St. Louis Park.

  • "If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?" with Rabbi Aaron Weininger. Tuesday, July 16, 12:00 pm at Adath Jeshurun, 10500 Hillside Ln W, Minnetonka.

  • "Why were we created? A Kabbalistic view of human purpose" with Rabbi Sim Glaser. Sunday, July 21, 2:30 pm at Temple Israel, 2323 Fremont Ave S, Minneapolis.

  • "What is a mitzvah anyway?" with Rabbi Tamar Grimm. Thursday, August 1, 7:00 pm at Minnehaha Falls Park, 4801 S Minnehaha Dr, Minneapolis. Covered picnic area north of the main pavilion.

  • "Mazal tov, Yashar Ko’ach and other traditional quips — What are we really saying?!" with Rabbi Max Davis. Wednesday, August 7, 12:30 pm in the lobby of the IDS Center, 80 South 8th St, Minneapolis, near Bogarts Doughnuts.

  • "How might seeing Judaism as a creative enterprise transform our relationship to it?" with Cantor Richard Schwartz. Tuesday, August 13, 7:00 pm at Bet Shalom, 13613 Orchard Rd, Minnetonka.

  • "How do we make Shabbat in our modern times?" with Rabbi Micah Miller. Thursday, August 22, 4:00 pm at Bad Weather Brewing Company, 414 West 7th St, St. Paul.

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