Additional information for SVARA-Inspired Learning

About SVARA

SVARA is a traditionally radical yeshiva dedicated to the serious study of Talmud through the lens of queer experiences. SVARA’s unique pedagogy makes Talmud study in the original accessible—for the first time in Jewish history—to all who want to learn. At SVARA, everyone—queer, straight, trans, alef-bet beginners, experienced talmudists, secular, religious, Jews, non-Jews—everyone learns together in a mixed-level beit midrash that recognizes as crucial the insights of all.

Our learning in this beit midrash is informed by SVARA’s values and pedagogy.

 

Handicap Accessibility

Talmud Torah of St. Paul is handicap accessible.

 

Bathrooms

Talmud Torah of St. Paul has a non-gender-specific bathroom.

 

Carpooling

Public transportation to Talmud Torah of St. Paul stops about ½ mile away. We are also happy to match people up for rides. If you need or can provide a ride, please indicate that on the registration form.

 

Hebrew Decoding

Want to learn or refresh you alef-bet (Hebrew alphabet decoding skills)? Check out these links.

1) Learn the Hebrew Alphabet in an Hour

2) Memrise Aleph Bet

3) Quizlet Aleph Bet

 

Dictionaries

If you have either or both of these dictionaries, please bring them that day. Don’t have them? Don’t worry.

 

– The Practical Talmud Dictionary, by Yitzhak Frank

– A Dictionary of the Targumim, the Talmud Babli and Yerushalmi, and the Midrashic Literature, by Marcus Jastrow

 

Snacks

We will provide snacks. There will be vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free options.