The Taste of Gamliel Lecture Series
and Text Study
The Taste of Gamliel Lecture Series provides an opportunity to learn across a broad range of topics throughout the year. Instructors are chosen for their reputation as experts in their field, subject knowledge and teaching abilities. Gamliel seeks to achieve the highest of standard of education in all aspects of our courses. Each class within a course is 90 minutes in length, taught online using Zoom. For all Taste of Gamliel lectures, registrants also have access to the recordings of the sessions. If the live course has already happened, new students can register for the recordings after the fact – just use the same registration form as for the live course but register for the recordings. You will be sent the link to access the selected course recording or set of recordings.
Multi-week text study programs provide the opportunity to explore specific areas of interest in depth. These courses have the same instructor for an extended period so students can gain insights into Jewish texts related to our death-related and nechamah (chaplaincy) practices.
All Lecture Series and text study courses require pre-registration to obtain the Zoom room number for the course. Click on the links below for both more details and to register for each class. There are no prerequisites for these courses, everyone is welcome and invited to experience these tantalizing educational events.
Lecture and Text Study Schedule
for the 2nd Half of 2022
- Ma’avar Yabbok ongoing text study with Rabbi Steve Moss Continued
Thursdays May 26 to September 8, 2022 (with 2 weeks off June 9 and 16)
1:00pm EST, 10:00am PST for 90 minutes each class
Course fee $118
Discussion and text study of a new translation and modern understanding of this foundational book and the Kabbalah that underlies its teachings.
New full-semester course:
- Jewish & Green: Cemetery Management For The 21st Century with HollyBlue Hawkins and David Zinner
September 14 – December 21, 2022
Twelve 90-minute Zoom Sessions on Wednesdays, 8:00pm Eastern / 5:00pm Pacific
Thousands of Jewish cemeteries in North America are being managed by people with little or no formal training and who have limited access to resources. Cemeteries may vary in size from a few graves in a small area, to thousands of graves within hundreds of acres; some hundreds of years old. Some are Jewish sections in larger cemeteries and are struggling to adhere to Jewish standards. Others are eager to incorporate strategies to convert to “greener” practices. Often cared for by volunteers, many are aging out and need to find and train replacements; record-keeping is often done with paper and pencil; ownership may be unclear. All of these issues cry out for a comprehensive approach to management. This course, Jewish & Green Cemetery Management For The 21st Century, provides an overview of essential knowledge and an intense dive into the skills needed to run a Jewish “green” cemetery.