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Study Group Discussion Offerings

  • Ma’avar Yabbok Study Group
    October 1 – December 24, 2020
    Facilitated by Rabbi Steve Moss
    Thursdays 1:00pm EDT, 10:00am PDT for 90 minutes each class
    $118 for the series – Click here to register

Discussion and text study of a new translation and modern understanding of this foundational book.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Latest News

For information about health and safety in the taharah room, new alternative taharah rituals, ...
Questions and answers regarding taharah and Coronavirus, view the recording of the recent webinar with a panel of experts, lists of articles including infection control, and more,  visit our central  “Coronavirus and Jewish Death Practices” page.  

Upcoming Taste of Gamliel Short Courses

To view recordings of past Taste of Gamliel Short Courses...
Please contact our Registrar (, or simply register for the course (even though it has already happened), and you will be emailed the link to the recording.


October 15, 2020, Reb Simcha Raphael
Journey of the Soul in the World Beyond: Wisdom from Kabbalah
Thursday, 8:00pm Eastern / 5:00pm Pacific (one 90-minute class)
Course fee is $36 – Click here to register

Does Judaism believe in the afterlife? Unequivocally, the answer is yes! Unfortunately, in contemporary Jewish life we have lost touch with traditional Jewish wisdom on the afterlife. We shall explore Judaism’s teachings on life after death, particularly in Kabbalah – Jewish mysticism.   Through discussion, storytelling and study of mystical texts, we shall explore the relevance of these teachings in dealing with the human encounter with death and the connection between Jewish teachings on the afterlife and traditional Jewish death rituals.

Upcoming Gamliel Core Curriculum Courses

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Recent Articles of Interest

Articles about the pandemic are not included here, but links to articles are listed on our Coronavirus and Jewish Death Practices page.

  • Poem about pandemics, March 11, 2020 – Poem by Lynn Ungar
  • Join the fight against hatred and antisemitism, take action in support of those killed this past year, including 11 Jews in Pittsburgh. – 11 Actions for 11 Lives

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