More about Wisdom on Wednesdays:

Wisdom on Wednesday will be on hiatus until June 7th, when we will begin to explore the prophets, guided by Rabbi Rami Shapiro’s book, “The Hebrew Prophets”, the Tana’kh, and other sources. Selections from Rabbi Shapiro’s book will be provided to those who do not wish to purchase it. Please contact Henri Goettel,, if you plan to participate, so that we can have your materials ready for you. The Wisdom on Wednesday crew meets in the Bride’s Room to eat and schmooze from noon to 12:30, and to study from 12:30-1:30. New members are welcome at any time.

Wisdom on Wednesdays just may be your opportunity to explore a Jewish text you’d like to know more about, but would prefer to read with others rather than by yourself.  We are an informal and fluid group of learners who meet every Wednesday throughout the year to read and discuss Jewish texts from the traditional to the contemporary.  Some examples of our focus in the last several years:

• Talmud: tractate brachot (blessings); the chapter of tractate sanhedrin concerning the World to Come;
selected aggadot (stories)
• Torah and midrash: the women of our tradition
• Contemporary Jewish theologians:  Baeck, Cohen, Heschel, Kaplan, Rubenstein, Borowitz

Wisdom on Wednesday participants have no preparation responsibilities or homework.  Some of us bring lunch and share conversation from noon to 12:30 p.m.  Others slip in at 12:30 p.m. to join us for text study and discussion until 1:30 p.m.  We choose topics for study collaboratively, and explore one topic until we have finished the text or agree to move on to another topic.

If this sounds appealing to you, we’d love for you to join us.  We meet in the Bride’s Room every Wednesday.  
Drop in and sample Wisdom on Wednesdays!