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Azara x JW3 Community Beit Midrash

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Azara x JW3’s weeknight Community Beit Midrash is for beginners and more experienced Torah learners alike.

You will learn traditional Jewish texts such as Talmud and Tanakh with a chevruta (study partner for Jewish text). The learning will be open, warm and in depth with a focus on skill-building and meaning-making. Experienced Azara volunteers and teachers will be on hand to guide you through. All you need is the Hebrew alphabet, and you’re ready to learn!

The Community Beit Midrash will take place Thursdays from 20th January to 14th April 2022 between 7 & 9pm at JW3’s community centre in Finchley. Sessions can be booked individually on a sliding price scale of between £1 and £10 per session.  Visit JW3’s website to book your place:

Feel free to bring your own learning material and/or chavrutot; alternatively, there will be source sheets available for your use, and we can help you find a chavruta. We will also have Chaburot (mini-electives) given by Azara teachers including Rabbi Leah Jordan, Rabba Dr Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz and Rabbi Sybil Sheridan – these will be announced in advance via our social channels.

Community Beit Midrash FAQs

  • What does the Azara Community Beit Midrash at JW3 look like?
    • Learning in chevruta (study partnerships), the option to join chaburas (little elective sessions taught by Azara teachers), and a room full of Talmud dictionaries and sefarim (traditional Jewish texts) to work through together, along with Azara volunteers and teachers to help you.
  • Looking for a chevruta (study partner)?
    • You’re not alone. We can help pair you with a chevruta/study partner.
  • You’re a beginner or don’t know your Hebrew alphabet?
    • We’ll have lots of lovely Azara volunteers and teachers on hand to guide you through how to start learning the Hebrew alphabet, open the dictionary and get started in the Talmud or Jewish text.
  • What are your Covid guidelines?
    • This event is hosted at JW3 and we will be following the rules that they have in place. Please see this page for further information: