Calendar of Events

 עֲשׂוּ כִּתּוֹת כִּתּוֹת וְעִסְקוּ בַּתּוֹרָה לְפִי שֶׁאֵין הַתּוֹרָה נִקְנֵית אֶלָּא בַּחֲבוּרָה

Form many groups and classes, and enter deeply into the study of Wisdom, for the fullness of Torah is only acquired through community.

– Talmud Berachot 63b

Online Classes & Seminars

Upcoming Speaking Dates

Rabbi Debra is continuing to offer classes online and in person and is again traveling for scholar-in-residence weekends. Contact us here to bring her to your community.

She offered her first, independent online class, Mazal Tov on Zoom in 2020 - 2021. She has begun offering online and hybrid classes. Please subscribe here, so you will know when the classes will roll out. 

Sunday, May 22, 2022, 8:00-9:30 pm Eastern  Please join Rabbi Debra and Congregation Beth-El of South Orange, NJ on Zoom only for the Rabbi Jehiel Orenstein Memorial Lecture, featuring honored guest lecturer, Dr. Robert Alter on “The Challenge of Translating the Bible.” Dr. Robert Alter, professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California at Berkeley, published his translation of the Hebrew Bible with commentary in 2018.  Click here to join by Zoom.


Sunday, June 12, 2022, 9:45 - 11:00 am Eastern In person and via Zoom at Congregation B'nai Israel in Emerson, NJ. Mussar: Becoming an Even Better Mentsch. Topics: Choice & Mindful Speech. Contact for the Zoom link. There is no fee. Open to all.


Thursday, June 16,  2022, 12:30-1:15 pm Eastern  Rabbi Debra will lead the "Daily Sit" for the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. The theme of the teaching and guided meditation will be "Second Chances in this Week's Torah Portion and Right Now." You can register here. There is no fee. All are welcome. 

Rabbi Debra’s home synagogue, Congregation B’nai Israel in Emerson, NJ is open to visitors for services, adult education, and other programs. Many events are again in person and others will meet via Zoom. Contact to be on the mailing list or to let us know of your interest in upcoming classes and events.