What Works: A Torah Class That Lasts

June 2012
Reform Judaism;Summer2012, Vol. 40 Issue 4, p18
The article describes the adult-education Torah study class of Temple Isaiah in Stony Brook, New York which has been going for 23 years. A congregant, David Altman, is cited to have suggested the idea to Rabbi Adam Fisher who started the group with four people. The group is presented to have began with the Mekilta. The class is revealed to be limited to 15 people, conducted every Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 in the morning, and fosters a very freewheeling discussion.


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