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New ‘Jewish Tavern’ Aims to Bring Torah Learning to Boston

Lehrhaus is a new bar-meets-beit midrash from the founder of Sefaria
Image courtesy of Jewish Insider
Image courtesy of Jewish Insider

“People are excited about this,” Rabbi Charlie Schwartz, Lehrhaus director, told Jewish Insider in an interview inside the still-in-construction space. His collaborator, Lehrhaus board chair Joshua Foer, jumped in: “This is gonna be the place to be and the best kosher food in New England, if not farther afield. And good Torah, and community.”

To the extent that Lehrhaus could be compared to anything, its closest analog would probably be an Irish pub, rather than a synagogue multipurpose room or a grab-and-go café at the local JCC. What Schwartz and Foer hope to bring to this vibrant Jewish community across the Charles River from Boston is something akin to a neighborhood watering hole and community library, with educators on hand to guide people in learning Jewish text.

Lehrhaus is working with a handful of local and national Jewish organizations to create pluralistic content…including the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America.”

Read the complete article in Jewish Insider, as well as Jewish Tavern Lehrhaus Is Slated To Open (Jewish Boston) and Boston’s Jews are getting a ‘Jewish tavern’ (Times of Israel)

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