Beginning in January 2021, we invite you to join us in a special learning project for the whole community.  Chavruta is a classical form of Jewish study, in which two people grapple with a text together.  The Talmud declares, “Two students learning together sharpen one another”.  Throughout January and February 2021, in the lead-up to Purim, the Alyth Chavruta Project will set-up and support study in pairs of Tractate Megillah of the Mishnah.

Why Chavruta?
Chavruta is the perfect study for our complicated times as it can be done flexibly at a convenient time, in-person or online, and keeping to the rule of six. It is also a great introduction to text study as it can be done in partnership with someone with similar experience and at your own pace.

How will it work?
Every Friday, starting on 1 January, participants will be sent a study pack containing texts, questions and supporting material to study in chavruta.
Every following Thursday from 19:00-20:00, a member of the clergy team will host a review session looking at the material, and answering questions coming out of the week of study.
Click here to join this Thursday session (Meeting ID: 886 5917 6259, Passcode: 138638).

The resources for week 3 can be found by clicking here (if you prefer without the front and back covers, click here).

For Rabbi Elliott’s video introducing Sefaria, please click here.

Please click here to read our FAQs, including our top tips on Chavruta study.