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Lifelong Learning


Hevreh is a destination for Jewish learning. We offer courses and programs throughout the year for adult and intergenerational groups, both within Hevreh and for the broader Jewish community. In our learning we strive to educate, inform, challenge, and entertain, all the while keeping Torah at the center.


Our rabbis regularly offer courses on matters of Jewish interest, and there’s usually a book discussion group going on. And, each Shabbat, we hold an early morning study group as well as Torah study as part of our Shabbat morning services.

Weekly Lunch N Learn with Rabbi Hirsch

Wednesdays at 11:45 am


Our tradition teaches that when two (or more) sit together, and discuss words of Torah, God dwells with them. Study is one of the many ways we as a Jewish community experience the sacred and the spiritual.


Join Rabbi Hirsch each week as we continue our journey through the Torah with insightful discourse. All are welcome, make sure to bring a friend. For those hoping to study from afar, there is an option to join via video conference. Be in touch with Rabbi Hirsch to learn more.

Summer at Hevreh

Each year–especially in the summer–we design courses and discussion groups designed to speak to the lives of members of our community. These events are engaging, and a wonderful way to meet others.


Our summer schedule has in the past included:


– The annual Jewish Festival of Books — with speakers including cookbook author Joan Nathan and novelist Elizabeth Poliner.


– The Great Ideas Talk — past presenters included Dr. Len Saxe, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, Rabbi Aaron Panken z”l, Rabbi Daniel Freelander, Rabbi Jonah Pesner, and Rabbi Joy Levitt.


– Discussion Communities — each summer, members of our own community offer learning sessions on a variety of topics that they, themselves are experts in. Past topics have included a finance discussion group, a Talmud discussion group, even conversations on senior sexual health.


– Fred Lafer Memorial Lecture — past lecturers have included former Ambassador Dennis Ross, Israeli TV Journalist and Middle East Expert Ehud Yaari, and Jerusalem City Counselor Laura Wharton.