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Question for You: Torah Study?

Today I’m going to turn the tables a bit, and ask you a question.

I’m thinking about offering an online real-time Torah study group. Details, as they stand in my mind right now:

  • Weekly session
  • Venue: Google Hangouts or Adobe Connect, still pondering that one.
  • Topic: Weekly Torah Portion
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Level: Basic, no Hebrew required.
  • Cost: Suggested donation per session, via PayPal, but no requirement.
  • Starting date: With Parashat Bereshit, week beginning October 11.

Time is the tricky bit, since I am aware of readers in many different time zones. Also, other than a couple of Twitter followers who suggested this scheme, I have no idea whether anyone would actually be interested.

So here’s what I need from you, if you are interested:

  • Your time zone
  • Days and times that would work for you
  • Any comments or suggestions you have on the above.
  • Is there any other subject you’d like to study?

Please reply via Comments – I can get your email or your blog from that (never fear, your email will NOT show to the public and I will never let anyone else have it without your permission.)  I will contact you privately after a few days if it looks like this might actually work. Obviously, if you aren’t interested, no need to comment.

Curious to see how this goes.

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Rabbi Ruth Adar is a teaching rabbi based in San Leandro, CA. She has many hats: rabbi, mom, poodle groomer, and ham radio operator K6RAV. She blogs at https://coffeeshoprabbi.com/ as the Coffee Shop Rabbi.

21 thoughts on “Question for You: Torah Study?”

  1. I would be very interested! My eldest son might also be. We’re in the UK, so after sevenish our time on a weekday, or afternoon our time on a Sunday would be great. Not sure about topic – I feel so very ignorant that anything would be good…

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  2. Possibly interested, if I can only reply to your posts! 

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  3. Your time zone: eastern standard
    Days and times that would work for you: Evenings during the week , Sunday afternoon or Monday morning.
    I am very interested in Torah study. I am currently an active Unitarian Universalist who is being increasingly drawn toward Jewish practices and beliefs.

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  4. Yes to an on-line Torah group

    My time zone: Pacific
    Days and times: Sunday afternoon
    Topic: Expanding the Torah to include women and the LBTG community

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  5. Yes to an on-line Torah group

    My time zone: Eastern
    Days and times: Weekday evenings or anytime on weekends
    Topic: Anything is fine

    How wonderful that you’re considering doing this! I was just thinking yesterday how great it would be to take a class with you. Hope it works out.

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  6. I very much enjoyed studying Torah with you previously.

    Time zone: Pacific Standard Time.

    Days and times: Sunday is the best day and anytime as long as the class ends at 5 p.m. Weekdays best window 6 p.m. where the class ends at 8 p.m. but would look at other options.

    Thank you for considering this again.

    Paul

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  7. Dear Rabbi Ruth,

    So here’s what I need from you, if you are interested:

    Your time zone
    GMT

    Days and times that would work for you
    Any day, 11am – 2pm…..but see below

    Any comments or suggestions you have on the above.
    I would love this…..but Im not good with live things: would a podcast (perhaps as an alternative or addition)be worth considering? (I do *not* want to sound as though Im being overly needy/demanding….just trying to explain 🙂 I find live communication very difficult -telephones, anything. Tried Skype once and took ages to calm down after it. I am only one person, here….and am not intending to try to get things to fit me : I do hope that’s not how this is coming across)

    Just throwing some thoughts in….
    – a weekly youtube video, with (eg) either a private Facebook group, or yahoo email group, to discuss, ask questions, etc.

    Is there any other subject you’d like to study?
    Jewish food. Pirkei Avos. Anti-Semitism.

    Alex

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  8. Your time zone: Pacific time
    Days and times that would work for you: weekday evenings 7:00-10:00pm
    Any comments or suggestions you have on the above: it would be wonderful to study with a cohort of beginners.

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  9. Rabbi, a Torah study/weekly parasha study would be interesting.
    I am in CDT zone.
    anytime that works for the majority/you would suit me as I am retired.
    word study that is relative to the parasha, starting with the word ‘parasha’ 🙂

    Todah rabah!!
    Meredith

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  10. Interesting idea, Rabbi.
    Time Zone: Central
    Financial support: Good idea, provided it is recommended and not mandatory
    Level: Well, I’ll wait and see. Basic might be a bit too basic for me.

    Great idea!

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  11. My time zone is generally Mountain (but I live in Arizona, so some months it is Pacific!)
    I think this is a wonderful idea.
    Weekdays between – 9AM & 7PM work best for me. Unfortunately weekends are out.
    I’m open to any subject Rabbi you choose or the group as a whole would enjoy. Thank you for this opportunity.

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