Torah and Bible Study

Shabbat morning Torah Study

Each Saturday morning from 9-10 a.m., a group exploration of the weekly Torah portion, incorporating traditional rabbinic, Hasidic, and contemporary interpretations, as well as the insights of participants. We seek to discover points of resonance between our lives and the Torah narrative, and lessons which might guide us in our daily lives and inform our efforts to repair the world. All are welcome; no prior background or knowledge required.  Facilitated by our Rabbi, or various lay leaders.

[new] Sunday morning Torah Study 9:30am

This Torah study session serves as a continuation of the session from Shabbat the day before. Topics include continued conversation of the parashah and Haftarah from the week before, and other topics as decided on by the group. The session is lay-led, and attendance at the session on Shabbat prior is not required. The session takes place in the Synagogue’s main Zoom room.

To receive announcements about Torah study, and to participate in online discussions between meetings, please complete the Google Form at this link: click here.

Torah on Tuesdays, with Susan Schorr

This longstanding Adult Education group meets 2 times a month to study the Torah in English translation, in depth, considering it from the perspectives of literature, sacred text, religious mythology, family lore, psychology, drama, history, pop culture, and more.

HaMatmid Shabbat Afternoon Bible Study

Most Shabbat afternoons of each month, West End members meet at 1:30 p.m. to explore aspects of the liturgy and tradition, or various books of the Hebrew Bible (the Tanakh). Again, no prior background is necessary, and all are welcome.

Torah/Haftarah Chanting

Click here to view the weekly Torah readings, and click here for resources including texts and recordings on chanting Torah and other Jewish sacred texts.


190 Amsterdam Avenue (at 69th Street)
New York, NY 10023
Phone: (212) 579-0777
Fax: (212) 579-2669
Email: office [at]
Affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist movement, Reconstructing Judaism

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