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Jewish Learning & Classes

We are proud to offer regular opportunities for Torah study and Jewish learning at Stanton, including classes and guest speakers on select Shabbatot, Sunday mornings, and weekday evenings.

The Jewish Book as a Cultural Artifact: Feb 5, 12 & 19


Three-week course taught by Dr. Rachel Zohn Miller,
Wednesday Nights, February 5, 12 and 19

The physical characteristics of Jewish books – not only their contents – are invaluable sources of information about Jewish history and culture. Explore the cultural connections of Jews to the societies in which they lived by examining illustrations, scripts and page layouts in Jewish books. Learn how changes in book format – from ancient scrolls to medieval manuscripts to printed books – affected the transmission of Jewish tradition and the nature of reading audiences.

Through this visual encounter with Jewish books from different periods, gain a better understanding of the communities that produced them.

Dr. Rachel Zohn Mincer is a Jewish history scholar whose main field of interest is history of the Jewish book, particularly for the late medieval and early modern periods. Her research has focused on minhagim books and other types of ritual guides produced in Ashkenazic society. Since getting her Ph.D. in Jewish history from JTS, Rachel has taught in a variety of institutions, including NYU, the Academy for Jewish Religion, Queens College and Adelphi University. Jewish history is a second career for Rachel, who used to be a college mathematics instructor.

Monthly Women's Discussion Group

Next session: Sunday, January 19 (Tevet 22) at 10:30 am

Topic: "Bibliodrama: How To Be a Bibliodrama Queen"

Stanton Street Shul’s monthly women’s discussion group provides women with a supportive, non-judgmental space to explore issues unique to them within the Jewish community. Contact Brina Chu to learn more and get involved at

Tue, January 21 2020 24 Tevet 5780