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”.  Following on from our successful completion of Mishnah Megillah in January/February, in April and May we will be studying selections from Pirkei Avot. For more information on the new course, please click here.

If you were involved in the previous course and you want to continue, please email us at If you are new to the Alyth Chavruta Project, please join us by filling out the registration form – you can join with a study partner already in mind, or we can find you one!

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 26 March, 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).

To download the text pack for week 5 (selections from Pirkei Avot chapter 4), click here (for the pack without the front and back covers click here).

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

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