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. These classes will take place on Zoom. Digital materials will be provided throughout the course.
Things to Know!
- Attendance is expected for all five class sessions. Sorry, no drop ins.
- Those new to the program must attend orientation on Saturday, February 20 from 5:00 – 7:30 pm PST.
- If you don’t already have The Practical Talmud Dictionary, we strongly encourage you to obtain the book before class starts. It will greatly enhance your learning! We’ll be using this book throughout the class.
- You must be able to sound out words written in Hebrew with vowels (in both printed and cursive letters). With or without comprehension. Slow is fine!
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.
Looking for financial aid? The JCCSF has scholarships available! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.