Torah Study

torah study

The Torah Study Group meets for approximately 90 minutes every Saturday beginning at 9:30 at the Havurah building on the Westside Hwy.  Before meeting together, group members independently read or listen to each week’s portion.  The Jewish Publication Society (JPS) provides a free online audio version of the weekly reading, along with a pdf download of the printed text, so you can read along as you listen.

Discussion is informal and respectful of our tradition. The portion is usually discussed in the context of contemporary, historical, spiritual, political and cultural themes; how it informs religious practice and Jewish values; and how the Torah relates to our lives today.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Interested individuals can join in the reading/discussion at any point of the year.   There is no reservation or RSVP required – simply show up!

The Torah study group bid farewell in the summer of 2016 to Dan Asher, who moved off Vashon Island. Dan guided the discussion for many years with wit and wisdom. We will miss him.

You can also read any week’s Torah portion by clicking the appropriate link below.   If you are unsure which Torah section will be read any week, consult the entire Torah reading cycle calendar here.