Shiurim & Classes

There are daily and weekly classes and shiurim on a variety of topics. In addition to the ongoing classes, there are occasional lunch and learns, downtown shiurim, and Saturday night learning programs. Check the calendar for times.

DAILY TALMUD

Shaarei Shomayim has an active Gemara class on every weekday morning, Sunday through Friday. Generally they take place 45 minutes before the first minyan, that is, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:15 AM, Monday and Thursday at 6:10 AM, and Sunday classes begin at 7:30 AM. Check the calendar for specific times. The class covers approximately one amud (page) every day. Classes include much discussion of the concepts and application of the Talmud. This class is led by Rabbi Strauchler Sun.-Tues. and Thurs.-Fri.  Rabbi Noah Cheses leads the shiur on Wednesdays.  The class meets in the Weinbaum Beit Midrash. Men and women of all levels of experience are welcome. We are currently studying tractate Pesachim.

ADULT EDUCATION

The Adult Education committee presents exciting seasons of classes each spring and fall. Check the calendar for updates, including room locations and cancellations. This past year, our program included a series on health education, a medical halacha series led by Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner.

BERESHIT

Shoshana Zolty
Tuesdays 9:30 - 11:00 AM

CHRONICLES

Rabbi Chaim Strauchler
Mondays 9:30 - 10:30 AM
Tuesdays 7:30 - 8:30 PM

PROPHETS

Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner
Tuesdays 12:30 PM

INTERACTIVE CHUMASH-RASHI SHIUR

Shabbat Mornings 8:15 AM
With Melech Halberstat

ANNUAL SIYUM

Shavuot offers a time for the community to join together to complete a significant project of Torah learning. This project begins shortly after Passover. Sections of a Torah text are assigned to volunteers who study them individually or in small groups. Hebrew and English texts are made available, as well as commentaries. In the past three years, our community has completed Tanach, Mishna, and Sefer HaChinuch. 

PARENT-CHILD LEARNING

In the winter months, our synagogue hosts a learning program for children and their parents. Children and adults study specially prepared lessons and engage in discussion. Results of this study are discussed by the entire group. The evening concludes with pizza and prizes for the kids. 

PRE-MINCHA SHIURIM

Rabbi Strauchler or a guest speaker often gives a one-hour class on miscellaneous topics an hour before Mincha on Shabbat.