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


Learning at The Carlebach Shul

No session 1/27 and 2/3; resumes 2/10

8:15 PM - 9:45 PM

Shabbat-The Kabbalistic Insight and the Halachic Roadmap to Re-enchant Ordinary Life.

This series of classes is a rare opportunity to learn about the real meaning of Shabbat and a golden opportunity to enrich your life.

Free dinner before the class at 8:15 PM
Suggested Donation: Sliding scale $8/$10

Rabbi Meir Fund

No session 1/27 and 2/3; resumes 2/10

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

Join us Shabbat afternoons at 2:00 PM for our Post Kiddush Lecture Series

January 31st: Topic TBA

1st SHABBAT OF THE MONTH, 9:00 - 10:30 AM

Join us on the first Shabbat of the month for a meditative service 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 whitefish and lox 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.
UPCOMING SESSIONS: February 7th, March 7th


Resumes February 1st

Join us selected Sunday mornings at 11:00 AM for breakfast and learning with Rabbi Avraham Newman, followed by a video of Reb Shlomo’s teachings.

Sunday- Thursday, 9:20 - 10PM
Daf Yomi

Thursday, 1/29: Because of the latest weather updates, WSIS and the Carlebach Shul will be joining together on Thursday evening for a shiur given by Yitzy Weinberg on the topic of “Bashert”. The shiur will take place at WSIS at 8:30PM. Dinner will be served. The topics of shidduchim and bashert are talked about in almost every Jewish household and sit at the forefront of community-based discussions. Take advantage of this uniquely interesting discussion and learn about the background and sources for many of the beliefs and opinions we have come to know.   


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

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


Biblical Hebrew Grammar Made Exciting

Dear Friend,

All translations are interpretations. Would you like to get a more accurate understanding of Tanach from the original Hebrew, rather than the English translation?

We will be offering a second semester of our highly successful Biblical Hebrew Grammar course, on Thursday evenings, from 7:30 PM to 9 PM, beginning February 19.  There will be a total of 18 classes. The course is appropriate for people who have studied basic conjugations of verbs and their use in simple sentences, or for people who have been reading Hebrew texts for some time, and wish to further their grasp of the grammatical structure of the language. Despite stereotypes about the topic, previous attendees have advised us that the class is actually fun!

The fee for the course is $250, payable in advance.
Special Introductory Offer: Try the first class for just $10!

In addition, each student (isn’t nice to be a student again?) will have to purchase a textbook, “The First Hebrew Primer,” 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 February 19, assuming that at least ten students register

Please reserve by February 13, 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

Rabbi Naftali Citron


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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