Updated November 2015
Please note revised dates and times for some of our classes


Learning at The Carlebach Shul

8:15 PM - 9:45 PM:

Why we need to know the hidden teachings of the Zohar
in order for the Mashiach era to begin

In this most powerful and life altering course, Dr. Kellman will present what he learned with the great Kabbalist Rabbi Avraham Brandwein who was given the master key to open wide the secret world of the Zohar. This course will be based on the weekly
Torah portion as taught by Rabbi Brandwein.

Free dinner before the class Suggested Donation: $10

Rabbi Meir Fund

Members: $8 Non Members $10
With the Shulchan Aruch as our springboard, we will study various areas of practice, from daily prayers, to Shabbos and holidays, to business ethics, with an eye to tracing the laws from their roots to contemporary application. Suited both to beginners and advanced.

Rabbi Fund is a well-known lecturer and interpreter of Kabbalistic texts. He is the Rabbi of the Flatbush Minyan in Brooklyn. He was a student and close friend of Reb Shlomo, zt'l

 Shabbat Afternoons

November 28th: Dr Raphie Kellman: To fear and not to fear

Meets at 2:00 PM (Unless otherwise indicated)
The students of the Maggid of Mezeritch:
Reb Zusha, Reb Elimelech of Lizhensk, Reb Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev, Reb Menachem Mendel of Vitebsk, Reb Baruchot Medzebuz, Reb Nachman of Chernobyl, and Reb Schneur Zalman of Liadi.
Shabbat afternoons,  Rabbi Naftali Citron will be discussing the life and teachings of these famous Rabbis, who all studied under the Maggid of Mezeritch.
Please watch this space and our Weekly Announcements for updates on who Rabbi Citron (and Guests) will be talking about each week


Join us for a monthly meditative service (typically meets the first Shabbat of the month) that brings you back to the original intent of the Shabbat Liturgy. The Kabbalists saw the Siddur (prayerbook) as a map of the higher universes. Get your spiritual GPS working when you tune in this monthly meditation. Followed by the holiest Bagels and Whitefish Kiddush.

Meditation can serve as a opening to your davening or as a great start to your day.  Breath, visualize, imagine, contemplate and connect using ancient wisdom and modern knowledge.

Our Monthly meditative service meets throughout the year.

Join us on selected Sunday mornings at 11:00 AM for breakfast and learning with Rabbi Avraham Newman, followed by a video of Reb Shlomo’s teachings.
Suggested Donation: $5
Sunday- Thursday, 9:20 - 10PM
Daf Yomi

No Thursday, November 2th Daf Yomi w Cholent

The Talmud is a masterpiece of law, logic, stories and our history. This class completes the entire Talmud every seven and a half years.

Taught by Pinchas Merling, Heshey Lieberman, Nachman Alpert, Jan Buckler, David Prager, Yitzy Weinberg and Rabbi Naftali Citron


Thursday Evenings, beginning November 19th: BIBLICAL HEBREW GRAMMAR

All translations are interpretations. Would you like to get a more accurate understanding of Tanach from the original Hebrew, rather than the English translation? Well, the truth of the matter is, you cannot hope to understand the Hebrew, even if you know what each word means, unless you know the grammar of the language. Imagine trying to understand English sentences by knowing only the meaning of words, without any sense of the grammar.

To address this problem, we wish to again offer a 22-week college-level course on Biblical Hebrew grammar, meeting once a week from 7:30 PM to 9 PM on Thursday evenings. The course will be taught by Gavriel Wasserman, an experienced Hebrew language scholar.

The only prerequisite for the course is the ability to read Hebrew with vowels and, hopefully, a smattering of vocabulary knowledge. During the course, your vocabulary will increase by 50 words per week, so that your vocabulary at the end will be moderate in size. The course is intended for both those who attended last year as well as new participants.

The fee for the course is $275, payable in advance
Special Introductory Offer: Try the first class for just $12.75!

In addition, each student (wouldn't it be nice to be a student again?) will have to purchase a textbook, and would be advised to purchase a dictionary. Also, the student should expect to study 2 - 3 hours during the week, to do the exercises and memorize the vocabulary words.

The course will be offered, starting November 19th, if we get at least ten paid students.

Please reserve by November 17th if you are interested, so that we may schedule the class without delay.

Click here to register just for the first class; Click here to register for the whole series, or call the Shul office at (212) 580-2391


Save the date for our 11th Annual Day of Kabbalah
The Four who Entered the Garden:
The Mystical journey into the divine realm of The Talmudic sages
Sunday, January 24th, 2016, 9:30 AM -5:30 PM
$45 in advance, $60 at the door
at The JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue

Click here for details and to reserve


About the Carlebach Institute:

The Carlebach Institute endeavors to increase awareness of the beauty and sweetness of the Torah and provide insights on how to lead a more spiritual and uplifting life. Over the years our classes have included Ethics, Chassidism, Talmud, Prayer, meditation and Halachah. Past classes at the Institute have included Rabbi Citron's Talmud for Serious Study, Jewish Mysticism, and Biblical Hebrew, as well as The Rosh Chodesh Institute.

Our Shul has held one day seminars on such topics as Breslov, Chassidut, Ishbitz Chassidut, the teachings of Rav Ashlag, and the teachings of the Magid of Mezerich. We also partner with the JCC in Manhattan for our Annual Day of Kabbalah. Additionally, our featured guests have included such luminaries as Rabbi Avraham Brandwein, Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum, and Rabbi Avraham Sutton.



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