QueerCore Talmud is a new style of old-school Jewish learning – rigorous and radical, traditional and transformative, empowering and engaging.
We learn in traditional havruta/learning pairs to explore ancient Jewish wisdom texts in their original languages (Hebrew and Aramaic). Our Beit Midrash/study space – an exciting, participatory and queer normative learning community – is inclusive and welcoming. If you long to have a deep and meaningful relationship with Talmud, this is your Beit Midrash. QueerCore Talmud engages your mind, heart and spirit.
These classes will take place on Zoom. Digital materials will be provided throughout the course. Those new to the program must attend orientation on Saturday, February 20 from 5:00 – 7:30 pm PST.
Talmud for All
Our QueerCore Talmud program was birthed out of SVARA, an organization committed to creating learning spaces in which people historically excluded from the tradition can engage in intimate and intense conversation with it – and each other.
What if I can’t make it to class every week?
What do I need for class?
Do I need to know how to speak, read or white Hebrew?
Who are Jhos and Julie?
Julie Batz (she/her) is a well-known and beloved Bay Area Jewish Educator. She is one of the congregational leaders at Chochmat HaLev in Berkeley. Julie has served as a service leader/cantor for the Coastside Jewish Community, Chochmat Halev, and Congregation Netivot Shalom. She is a SVARA teaching fellow. Julie is a warm, encouraging, and effective teacher.
Is financial assistance available?
Get in Touch
Have a question about QueerCore Talmud? Reach out to our team — we’d love to hear from you!