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Open Circle Jewish Learning: Texts and Traditions

Texts and Traditions Circles

Explore Jewish rituals, practices and values, such as those surrounding Shabbat, death and grief, the start of a new month, and ritual immersion. Or delve into vibrant Jewish texts, including the Torah, Talmud, and contemporary Jewish thought.

Open Circle Jewish Learning, a Hebrew College program sponsored by Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), also offers classes focused on Arts and Culture, Mindfulness and Mysticism, Politics and History, and Social Action, or you can create your own Open Circle salon on any Jewish text or theme.


  • Additional fall classes will be posted soon. Schedule and tuition varies by site. For a complete list of classes, past and present, click here. If you would like to form your own class, please contact Natan Margalit, Director of Open Circle Jewish Learning, at


Those who withdraw from the class before the first session will be given a full refund. A $50 administrative fee will be deducted from your refund if you choose to withdraw from the class after the first session.

If you have any trouble registering, please reach out to Natan Margalit, Director of Open Circle Jewish Learning, at

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