Beth Tzedec Calendar

Lishma Jewish Learning Project

Dec 05 2018, 7:00PM to 9:00PM in the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre.
NOTE: This event has already occurred.

Welcome to Lishma-

Lishma Jewish Learning Project is launching this fall, Nov 2018! We are convening a community of learners in their 20's and 30's who are excited to share their desire for greater Jewish engagement, who are willing to ask questions of our tradition, and who want to explore how it informs our lives today. We hope you'll be part of it. 


Each 6-week semester will include 3 simultaneously running classes in one of our three learning tracks:

1) BASE/Chevruta Track; partnered beit midrash-style learning
2) Text and Context Track; in-depth, expertly-led text study
3) Hands-On Track; applied Jewish learning

Each semester will be held at one of our four satellite campuses: MNjcc, Beth Tzedec Congregation, 
​CSI Annex, Holy Blossom Temple,


When you register you will be asked to select a course and pay a sliding scale fee. The suggested contribution is $72 ($12 a night). Mitzvah points will be given to those who contribute more. There is a minimum fee of $36 ($6 per night).



Semester 1: Nov 7/14/21/28, Dec 5/12 @MNjcc
Base/Chevruta Track: Harry Potter and the Sacred Text, Jenny Isaacs
Text and Context Track: Weekly Torah for beginners, Rabbi Jordan Helfman
Hands-On Track: Hebrew Calligraphy as Jewish Art, Baruch Sienna

Semester 3: Feb 27, March 6/13/27, Apr 3/10 @CSI Annex
Base/Chevruta Track: Feminist Torah, TBD
Text and Context Track: Jewish Couplehood, Yacov Fruchter
Hands-On Track: Voice and Mindfulness, Aviva Chernick
Semester 2: Jan 8/15/22/29, Feb 5/12 (Tuesdays) @Beth Tzedec 
Base/Chevruta Track: Jewish Environmental Education 101, Risa Cooper
Text and Context Track: PJ Library/Melton Foundation of Jewish Living for Young Parents, Daniel Silverman
Hands-On Track: Tachles! Learning Conversational Hebrew, Lior Sagi​

​Semester 4: May 15/22/29, June 5/12/19 @Holy Blossom Temple
Base/Chevruta Track: Refugees, Judaism and Asylum, Professor Howard Adelman
Text and Context Track: Judaism and Happiness, Rabbi Baruch Friedman-Kohl
Hands-On Track: Starting an Indigenous/Jewish Canadian Conversation, Leah Mauer


Our teachers bring a variety of backgrounds, skills, experiences, and perspectives with them. They are artists, educators, professors, rabbis, community members and we are excited for you to get to learn with and from them. We are not currently accepting new teachers but if you have a course that you can't wait to bring to Lishma in the future, please let us know!

Event Details
For Information:
Yacov Fruchter
416-781-3514 ext. 279
Suggested Contribution: $72/term; Minimum Contribution: $36/term
  • Adults
  • Young Professionals
  • Weekday Learning