How to be part of the Open Talmud Project

19 July 2016 – 13 Tammuz 5776

Rabbi Leah Jordan
19 July 2016

The Open Talmud Project (OTP) is now entering its seventh summer – and this year’s annual weekend is set to be bigger and better than ever.

Founded in 2009, the Open Talmud Project is a growing cross-denominational, grassroots initiative for close encounter with Talmud and other Jewish texts in a vibrant, supportive and intellectually open environment.

Open to all, you will study alongside excellent teachers and a diverse group of participants, from total beginners to more experienced learners. This year’s theme is ‘pushing boundaries’.

The six-person cross-communal team behind this year’s OTP includes Liberal Judaism representatives Rabbi Leah Jordan and Student Rabbi Anna Posner, a former LJY-Netzer movement worker. Teachers and participants will include Liberal Judaism’s senior rabbi, Rabbi Danny Rich, national officer Robin Moss and movement worker Tom Francies.

The OTP weekend will take place from 7.30pm on Thursday September 1 until 6pm on Sunday September 4 at the Jewish Vegetarian Society, 855 Finchley Rd, London, NW11 8LX.

For the first time, there will also be a three-day pre-weekend intensive course, from August 30 until September 1, giving people the option to learn for either the whole week or just the weekend.

For more details, and to purchase tickets, click here.

The Open Talmud Project is a grass-roots initiative. All money goes towards excellent teachers, a suitable venue, and some nice touches, like food, to build community. The team are volunteers. There is an early bird offer running, discounting any tickets bought before August 1.

It is an important principle of OTP that cost should never be a barrier to participation, please see the link for more information on this.


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