Enriching lives through community, lifelong Jewish learning, & spiritual growth!
Derekh will be a center for pluralistic, engaging learning, and transformational Jewish experiences.
Through targeted programming, Derekh encourages participation in new ways, growing and expanding Jewish experiences within the five portals.
What this means for you:
Throughout this year we will be experimenting with new programs and activities, striving to meet your unique needs. We encourage you to reach out and tell us what you need, try something new, challenge yourself, and be a partner for this new project of Beth Shalom.
To see the breakdown of each portal, check out the Derekh info sheet here.
Upcoming Derekh Events
- Pre-Passover Talmud Learning |
Mondays from 9AM – 10AM at 61c Cafe and
Thursdays from 8:15AM – 9AM in the Eisner Commons
Join Rabbi Seth Adelson and Rabbi Jeremy Markiz as we learn our way through Masekhet (Tractate) Horayot from the Talmud.
If you have any questions at all, feel free to reach out to Rabbi Jeremy (email).
Check out the Talmud’s text here!
Regular Derekh Events
- Shabbat Morning Warmup | Every Shabbat morning (without a Benei/Benot Mitzvah)
at 9 – 9:30 AM in the Weinberg Pavillion
- First Shabbat of the Month: Mussar Literature (Jewish self-improvement)
- Second Shabbat of the Month: Niggun Circle (traditional wordless melodies)
- Third Shabbat of the Month: Modern Jewish Text (exploring modern writing)
- Fourth Shabbat of the Month: Introductory Meditation (sitting and discussion)
- Fifth Shabbat of the Month: Surprise Bonus Warmup
- Coffee with the Cantor | Every Wednesday at 11 AM – 12 PM in the Lehman Center
Lively discussions around current articles. This year, “Perceptions of Modern Judaism.”
- Derekh Open Beit Midrash | Second Wednesday of the month
at 7:30PM in the Zweig Library
Go Deeper | Dive deeper into a text, our inner selves, and the Tradition itself.
Come and join the monthly session, study with a partner, or start your own study group. We welcome you to help create this communal space! Students of all skill levels are welcome and knowledge of Hebrew is NOT required!
Ongoing Derekh Programs
- Introduction to Judaism: Part 2 | 2/11, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 4/15, 4/22
at 2-4PM in the Zweig Library
We invite you to this new non-denominational class! This six week course will cover an overview of Passover, God, Talmud, High Holidays, Kashrut, and History.
Do you have an idea?
Do you have an idea you are really excited about? Connect with us!
The Open Community Beit Midrash at Beth Shalom