Hadar Chicago: Pre-Shavuot Beit Midrash

In Person
Date and Time
7:00 - 8:15 PM Central
May 1-29 2024


Our rabbis imagine the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai as a wedding between two lovers, God and the people of Israel. In the lead up to Shavuot and to R. Shai Held’s visit to Anshe Emet Synagogue on June 8-9 to present his new book Judaism Is About Love, join R. Goldie Guy and R. Benjy Forester (Anshe Emet Synagogue) for a four-part series exploring the theme of love.

How is love instrumental in teachings about receiving and learning Torah? How do the Torah and the rabbis understand the role of love in our relationships with God and our fellow human beings? We will study in the style of a beit midrash: we'll start with an introduction, break out into havruta, and then return to a full group discussion.

Sources will be provided in Hebrew with English translations. All are welcome, and there's no background necessary!

Session 1, 5/1: R. Benjy Forester and R. Goldie Guy (Program Kickoff)
Session 2, 5/15: R. Goldie Guy
Session 3, 5/22: R. Goldie Guy
Session 4, 5/29: R. Benjy Forester and R. Goldie Guy (Closing Session)

Faculty Bio

Rabbi Goldie Guy

Rabbi Goldie Guy is Director of Hadar Chicago. She was ordained in 2017 by Yeshivat Maharat, where she was also a Talmud instructor and a UJA fellow. She previously served as Director of Religious Engagement at Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation in Chicago.

Pre-Shavuot Beit Midrash Nights

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