Summer Limud is an empowering five session series designed to apply ancient wisdom to contemporary life. Along with the TRS clergy and community, you will find personal meaning and be transformed by a deeper understanding of our historic texts.
No RSVP is necessary. All are encouraged and welcome to attend any or all the sessions!
The Shulchan Aruch is the code of Jewish Law written in 1563 by Rabbi Yosef Karo. Explore the legal genius of this ancient rabbi.
Handouts from Rabbi Schwartzman’s session:
Shir HaShirim/Song of Songs is our book of Biblical love poetry. You’ll be surprised at its sensual nature and hidden meanings.
Handout from Cantors Michael Shochet and Rachel Rhodes session:
Pirkei D’Rabbi Eliezer is a midrashic retelling of Biblical stories composed around the 8th century. This is what you wouldn’t normally expect from a biblical story; find deeper meaning in these classics.
Handout from Rabbi Stephanie Bernstein’s session:
Mussar and the Writings of Rabbi Israel Salanter is a practice of living middot/Jewish virtues that began in the 19th century. Come learn about the newest oldest thing in personal spiritual development.
The Zohar is the foundational work of Jewish mysticism from the 13th century. Delve into new understandings of our relationship with God and Creation.