Community Beit Midrash

Date: Sep 26, 2017 - Sep 26, 2017

Time: 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Sponsor: JTS Learning in Your Community

Location: New York City

Category: JTS in Your Community

Vidui: Self-Transformation through Honesty

Learn with Dr. Eliezer Diamond, Rabbi Judah Nadich Associate Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics, JTS, at the Community Beit Midrash Fall Kickoff. 

Vidui is an essential—according to Rambam, the essential—element of the teshuvah process. We will examine its transformative power drawing on rabbinic wisdom and insights from psychology and twelve step programs. In particular we will look at its dual role of challenging and comforting us.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 7:309:00 p.m.

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Mechon Hadar
190 Amsterdam Avenue
New York City

Adult learners of all levels and types of Jewish background are welcome.


7:30pm: Welcome and Introduction

7:45pm: Parallel classes taught by Dr. Eliezer Diamond (JTS), Rabbi Elie Kaunfer (Hadar), Rabbi Yaffa Epstein (Pardes), Dr. Erin Leib Smokler (Maharat), and Rabbi David Silber (Drisha)

9:00pm: Ma’ariv

About the Community Beit Midrash
The Community Beit Midrash, which meets monthly, is a unique opportunity to grow in Torah learning and deep conversation with the students and faculty of various institutions of Jewish learning in New York City.

Each night of learning will feature shiurim by the faculty of the partner organizations: Mechon Hadar, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, Yeshivat Maharat, Drisha Institute for Jewish Education, Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, and The Jewish Theological Seminary.