Bet Midrash Application

S&M Bet Midrash, Winter 2017
Event Registration is closed.

The S&M Bet Midrash enables students of all levels, regardless of background, to learn Talmud in the hottest bet midrash (study house) in Chicago. This is an all-levels bet midrash taught by Rabbi Benay Lappe. More information is available on the SVARA website. 

Space is limited, so please confirm that you can commit to every night of the entire 6-week term before registering.

The CRASH Talk is a prerequisite for learning in the S&M Bet Midrash. If you haven't already CRASHed (or even if you have!) register to attend on Tuesday, February 7 in Lakeview or Wednesday, February 8 in Hyde Park.  

Schedule & Location

7–9:30 PM, Six Tuesdays, February 14–March 21
The Mishkan Space, 4001 N. Ravenswood, Suite 108


This session we will be learning from tractate Yoma, the same volume of Talmud we studied in the fall. Each student will receive their very own bound volume of our tractate and we ask you to cover the cost of that volume: $20. If you attended the last S&M One-Night Stand (Rav and the Butcher) or the Fall S&M Bet Midrash, you already own Tractate Yoma, so you won’t have to buy a new one. Just be sure to bring that volume with you to the bet midrash. 

Support the cost of S&M

With the exception of the cost of books, the S&M Bet Midrash is free of charge. Your learning has been made possible by the chesed (loving generosity) of SVARA-niks who came before you, SVARA, and Mishkan Chicago. We want to keep the Bet Midrash open to all students, but that is going require your support. We are depending on each and every one of you who wants to keep learning in the S&M Bet Midrash and wants others to be able to learn as well, to pay it forward. When you register for the event, you will be presented with the option to offer a donation. If you are a new student, feel free to skip this until you’ve had the chance to see for yourself what the learning is like. You’ll have an opportunity at the end of the session to pay it forward then. We thank you for your participation in the S&M Bet Midrash community.

Interested in learning more about Mishkan? Check out their website!