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Daf Yomi Siyyum

Egalitarian Daf Yomi Siyyum

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Hadar is thrilled to host a Daf Yomi Siyyum on Sunday, January 5th, from 1:00-4:45 pm at 190 Amsterdam Ave. to mark the completion of the seven and a half year Daf Yomi Cycle. To celebrate this tremendous achievement, we'll come together for an afternoon to study text, hear from those who have committed themselves to learning during this cycle, and together commence the next round of learning!

The cost is $10 in advance, and $18 at the door.


1:00-2:00 pm: Panel Discussion featuring Rabbi Jane Kanarek, Rabbi Avi Killip, and Rabbi Avi Strausberg. Moderated by Rabbi Ethan Tucker 
2:00-3:30 pm: Break Out Gemara Sessions with Rabbi Jane Kanarek (Hebrew College), Dr. Devora Steinmetz (Drisha), and Rabbi Ethan Tucker (Hadar)
3:30-4:45 pm: Siyyum: Closing of Niddah with Rabbi Aviva Richman, Kaddish, and Beginning of Brakhot with Rabbi Elie Kaunfer
4:45 pm: Sushi Reception

About the teachers:

Jane KanarekRabbi Dr. Jane Kanarek is Associate Professor of Rabbinics at Hebrew College, where she teaches Talmud and halakhah and supervises the year-in-Israel curriculum. She is the author of “Biblical Narrative and the Formation of Rabbinic Law” (Cambridge University Press, 2015) as well as the co-editor of Learning to Read Talmud: What It Looks Like and How It Happens. In addition to her scholarly work, she is a member of the Rabbinical Assembly’s Committee on Jewish Law and Standards.  


Devora SteinmetzDr. Devora Steinmetz serves on the faculty of Drisha Institute in the United States and Israel and on the leadership team of Drisha’s new yeshiva in Israel. She is the founder of Beit Rabban, a Jewish day school profiled in Daniel Pekarsky’s Vision at Work: The Theory and Practice of Beit Rabban.

She is the author of scholarly articles on Talmud, Midrash, and Bible as well as of two books: From Father to Son: Kinship, Conflict, and Continuity in Genesis and Punishment and Freedom: The Rabbinic Construction of Criminal Law. Dr. Steinmetz also serves on the faculty of the Mandel Institute for Nonprofit Leadership.


Ethan TuckerRabbi Ethan Tucker is President and Rosh Yeshiva at Hadar and chair in Jewish Law. Ethan also directs Hadar’s Center for Jewish Law and Values. Ethan was ordained by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and earned a doctorate in Talmud and Rabbinics from the Jewish Theological Seminary and a B.A. from Harvard College. A Wexner Graduate Fellow, he was a co-founder of Kehilat Hadar and a winner of the first Grinspoon Foundation Social Entrepreneur Fellowship.  He serves on the board of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the Ramaz School. He is the author, along with Rabbi Micha'el Rosenberg, of Gender Equality and Prayer in Jewish Law (2017).



Partner Organizations

Kehilat Hadar
Limmud NY
B'Nai Jeshurun
Darkhei Noam
Fort Tryon Jewish Center
Shalom Hartman Institute