The First Annual Leadership Institute Alumnae Retreat
January 20-21, 2019
A. Tea and Torah: The Heart of Torah, Rabbi Shai Held
Mondays at 4pm
March 4, 11, 18, 25
Join us for Tea and informal Torah conversation on Essays from Rabbi Shai Held’s book, The Heart of Torah.
March 4, Parshat Pekudei
March 11 Parshat Vayikra
March 18 Parshat Tzav
March 25 Parshat Shmini
B. Joan’s Class: The Heart of Torah, Rabbi Shai Held
Mondays at 10am
Jan. 14, 28 Feb. 4, 11, 25 March 4, 11, 18, 25 April 1, 8, 15, 29
We will study the weekly parsha together with the thought-provoking essays from Rabbi Shai Held’s book, The Heart of Torah. Participants can purchase Rabbi Held’s books on Amazon, Barnes and Noble etc.
Jan. 7 Parashat Bo
Jan. 14 Parashat Beshalach
Jan. 28 Parashat Mishpatim
Feb. 4 Parashat Terumah
Feb. 11 Parashat Tetzaveh
Feb. 25 Parashat Vayakhel
March 4 Parashat Pekudei
March 11 Parashat Vayikra
March 18 Parashat Tzav
March 25 Parashat Shmini
April 1 Parashat Tazria
April 8 Parashat Metzorah
April 29 Make-Up If Needed Parashat Acharei Mot
C. Tuesday Morning Talmud
Tuesdays at 8:00am
Jan. 15, 22 Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26 April 2, 9, 30
The Talmud teaches us how to argue from different points of view, how to consider multiple angles on any subject, and how to express values through legal language. Fall Topics and Sources:
- Hagiga 10a: rabbinic law is like a mountain hanging by a thread
- Hagiga 14b: four entered the Pardes (2x)
- Rosh Hashana 25a: Violating Yom Kippur to prove a point.
- Rosh Hashana 28b: Do commandments require kavvanah (intention)?
- Rosh Hashana 33b-34a: Why do we sound the shofar the way we do?
- Ketubot 7b-8a: the seven wedding blessings
- Ketubot 9a: double doubt in the case of a claim about a bride’s non-virginity
- Ketubot 22a: “the mouth that forbids is the mouth that permits”
- Ketubot 31a: when a more serious punishment applies, the lesser punishment is waived
- Ketubot 62b-63a: when too much Torah gets a rabbi killed
- Ta’anit 21-22: What ordinary people do to earn a place in the World to Come
- Ta’anit 23a: Honi the Circle-Drawer
- Yoma 23a: Kohanim gone wild: When blood is spilled at the altar
- Sukkah 29b-30a: Can one perform a mitzvah with something stolen?
- Yevamot 24b: What is the status of a conversion for the sake of marriage?
- Yevamot 62b: how 24,000 students of Rabbi Akiva suddenly died
- Kiddushin 29a: time-bound positive mitzvot
- Kiddushin 31a-32b: honoring parents
- Kiddushin 39b: what is the reward for observing the commandments?
- Gittin 55b-56a: the story of the destruction of the Temple (Kamtza, bar Kamtza)
- Gittin 56a: the escape of Rabbi Yohanan ben Zakkai (3x)
- Gittin 60a-b: how was the Torah given, scroll-by-scroll or all at once?
D. Online & Distance Learning – Parshat Hashavua
Tuesdays 11am Pacific, 12pm Mountain, 1pm Central, 2pm Eastern
Jan. 15, 22, 29 Feb. 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26 April 2, 9, 30
Join women from Arizona, Alabama, Michigan and Israel through Zoom. We’ll be tackling the weekly Parsha using Rabbi Shai Held’s new book, the Heart of Torah.
Jan. 8 Parashat Bo
Jan. 15 Parashat Beshalach
Jan. 29 Parashat Mishpatim
Feb. 5 Parashat Terumah
Feb. 12 Parashat Tetzaveh
Feb. 26 Parashat Vayakhel
March 5 Parashat Pekudei
March 12 Parashat Vayikra
March 19 Parashat Tzav
March 26 Parashat Shmini
April 2 Parashat Tazria
April 9 Parashat Metzorah
April 30 Make Up If Needed – Parashat Acharei Mot