Jews' Next Dor

Congregation Beth David's Young Adult Group for Jewish 20 & 30 Somethings

CBD Scholar in Residence Rabbi Judith Z. Abrams: Making the Talmud Understandable, Relevant and Fun!

Posted by jewsnextdor on January 21, 2009

Join Jews’ Next Dor and Congregation Beth David for a weekend of learning with Rabbi Judith Abrams. She’ll treat us to talks on Baseball in the Talmud, Women in the Talmud, Passing on Judaism to the Next Generation, and the Talmud’s Guide to Self-Esteem. Of course Jews’ Next Dor welcomes you to join their Kiddish Klub Saturday morning when the Schor gives the drash on Understanding Bo.

Scholar in Residence Weekend: January 30 – February 1
Making the Talmud Understandable, Relevant and Fun!

Presented by Rabbi Judith Z. Abrams

Rabbi Judith Z. Abrams is a woman with a mission: She wants to bring the beauty of Rabbinic literature to as many people, and with as much depth, as possible. Join our Scholar-in-Residence, Rabbi Judith Z Abrams, in exploring the Talmud in novel and fun ways with the topics indicated below.

Please note the new times for Friday night services and Scholar talk/learning:

Date and Day

Start Time

End Time



January 30, Friday 8:00 pm 8:45 pm Services followed by Oneg

January 30, Friday 9:15 pm Learning after Oneg

Passing on Judaism to the Next Generation – what the sages teach about making Judaism accessible and meaningful for you, your children and your grandchildren.

January 31, Saturday 9:30 am Services –
Drash by Rabbi Abrams

Understanding Bo – learn to understand the ritual of the very first Passover and learn ways to enrich our own Pesach.

January 31, Saturday
(after services)
12:15 pm approx. Kiddush luncheon

January 31, Saturday (after Kiddush luncheon) 1:30 pm approx. 3:00 pm Learning after lunch

Women in Talmud – The sages were very pro-woman and women had a very strong place in their society.  We’ll meet some of these remarkable women and learn their stories.

January 31, Saturday 7:30 pm Havdallah and learning with Rabbi Abrams

The Talmud’s Guide to Self Esteem – The sages have brilliant insights on how to develop and maintain appropriate, positive self-esteem which we’ll learn in this session.

February 1, Sunday 9:00 am 10:30 am Services and “Worldwide Wrap”

Wrapping Tefillin – Learn and practice the mitzvah of wrapping tefillin. Sponsored by Men’s Club.

February 1, Sunday 10:30 am 12:00 noon Learning
activities and brunch, sponsored by Men’s Club

Baseball and the Talmud – Of all the sports, baseball is the one most connected with Judaism. We’ll explore these connections and how halachah interacts with baseball. Fun!

Rabbi Judith Z. Abrams has published many books on rabbinic literature and liturgies for children.  She earned her Ph.D. in Rabbinic literature from the Baltimore Hebrew University, rabbinic ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) and is the founder and director of Maqom: A School for Adult Talmud Study where anyone can learn, regardless of their background.


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