SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva
SVARA is a traditionally radical yeshiva based in Chicago which attracts the brightest, boldest, and most courageous learners—many formerly alienated from Jewish life—who, through SVARA’s accessible but rigorous approach to Talmud study, unique pedagogy, and intensely diverse bet midrash, become players in the Jewish future. We have been wildly successful at: reinvigorating the Jewish identity of our students, developing pride in a tradition that is smarter and more sophisticated than those students ever imagined, instilling a deep love of and commitment to Judaism, being a model of a new way to teach text, and being the delivery system by which the core texts and spiritual technologies of our tradition are transmitted. SVARA offers a widening reach of programs, currently including evening classes, week-long summer retreats, and on-the-road pop-up batei midrash (spaces for sacred learning).
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