Partners in Torah now in Tidewater

by | Feb 22, 2016 | What’s Happening

Mondays, 8 pm, Simon Family JCC

Anyone who happened to be at the Simon Family JCC on Monday, Feb. 1 might have caught a glimpse of Dr. Herb Brewer studying Jewish history and philosophy with Rabbi Shmuel Katz of the Norfolk Kollel, or attorney Ken Wilson, a member of Congregation B’nai Israel, discussing Jewish customs with caterer Ed Landress, of KBH. One of today’s hottest Jewish programs for the intellectually curious— Partners in Torah, was taking place.

Although Partners in Torah is, perhaps, best known for its phone study program which gives Jewish adults of all backgrounds a cost-free learning opportunity to discover Judaism’s culture, history, and traditions—at an individual’s pace and schedule—it also runs a full range of personalized community-based learning programs, such as the one held at the JCC. Since its inception, 15 years ago, Partners in Torah has engaged 30,000 Jews from over 2,000 North American cities. Approximately 13,000 religiously diverse participants study together each week.

Community members are invited, regardless of background and affiliation, to join the sessions to experience the warm and friendly atmosphere (and the learning and the food!) that is the hallmark of Partners in Torah.

For additional information, visit, email or call 757.655.1836.

by Velvel Cook