QueerCore Talmud

with Jhos Singer & Julie Batz
On Zoom!
Sundays, November  7, 14, 21, 28 | 10am – 12:30pm
Cost: $140
| JCCSF members $125
Register by October 29!
Presented by JCCSF, cosponsored by Chochmat HaLev

QueerCore Talmud is a new-style of old-school Jewish learning – rigorous and radical, traditional and transformative, empowering and engaging.

We learn in traditional havruta (learning pairs) to explore ancient Jewish wisdom texts in their original languages (Hebrew and Aramaic). Our Beit Midrash (study space) – an exciting, participatory, and queer-normative learning community – is inclusive and welcoming. If you long to have a deep and meaningful relationship with Talmud, this is your Beit Midrash. QueerCore Talmud engages your mind, heart, and spirit. 

Things to Know!

  • Registration closes on Friday, October 29.
  • This program is limited to 20 students on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • Classes will take place each Sunday in November from 10am – 12:30pm PST
  • Classes will take place on Zoom. Digital materials will be provided
  • New students must attend orientation on Wednesday, November 3, from 12 – 2pm PST

Jhos Singer (he/him)  In addition to serving as one of the congregational leaders at Chochmat HaLev, Jhos is the Maggid (spiritualist) for the JCCSF. He holds an MA in Jewish Studies from the Graduate Theological Union and is a member of the SVARA teaching fellowship. He is a dynamic, fun, and passionate teacher. 

Julie Batz (she/her) is a well-known and beloved Bay Area Jewish Educator. Julie has served as a service leader/cantor for the Coastside Jewish Community, Chochmat Halev, and Congregation Netivot Shalom. She is a member of the SVARA teaching fellowship. She is a warm, encouraging, and effective teacher. 

Talmud for All!

Our QueerCore Talmud program was birthed out of SVARA, an organization committed to creating learning spaces in which people historically excluded from the tradition can engage in intimate and intense conversation with it – and each other.


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