Learning @ Mishkan

Love, money, politics, prayer, sex, meditation, justice, spirituality. Torah, Talmud, kabbalah, mysticism, prayerbook, Hebrew, Aramaic.

And that’s just what we’ve already got on the calendar for feeding your head and spirit. Judaism is a holistic, intellectual-spiritual collection of practices, texts and ideas, and nobody has learned all there is to know. That’s why all of our classes are open to all levels of students entering with a diversity of backgrounds. We move fast, go deep and have big conversations. Join us, push your comfort zone and open your mental horizons to the Judaism they never taught you in Sunday school.

Class Calendar

Check out our calendar to find out more about learning opportunities this month.



Social Justice Bet Midrash

Many of us are revisiting and asking for the first time what it means to resist. In these 2 sessions we’ll explore some unexpected harder-to-find traditional Jewish sources on protest. No prior experience necessary! The SJBM is brought to you by Mishkan, the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs and AVODAH.  In this all-levels, open-to-everybody space, we examine Jewish sources on current social issues, facilitating deep thinking, constructive debate and greater facility with Jewish text.

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Join us for OM: The Jewish Mindfulness Collective, taught by seasoned meditation teachers from Mishkan Chicago and the Center for Jewish Mindfulness at Orot. The series includes weekly teachings, meditations and mindfulness practices inspired by the weekly Torah portion.

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“Before, Talmud had been a mysterious and intimidating body of knowledge we thought we could never penetrate. Now we feel it’s been opened up for us and we can take claim to it. The learning process has been intense and difficult but well worth it.”

Larry & Karen K.