Learning Center

Classes, lessons, and thoughts from Rabbi Motzen.

Classes

Yeshaya Class

Text-based, interactive, in-depth exploration of the books of Tanach using both classical sources as well as modern commentaries.  For beginners to advanced. Currently studying the Book of Yeshaya (Isaiah).  

Every Shabbos afternoon.  See shul bulletin for times. 

Parsha Class

Weekly parsha class, exploring the major themes of every Parsha and its relevance to our daily living. 

Thursday’s at 11:00 AM in the Chapel. 

Semichas Chaver Program

In-depth study of pertinent Halachos, with tests, and certification upon completion.  For men.  Registration is required.  Please contact Rabbi Motzen at [email protected] 

Thursday’s at 8:30 PM 

Women's Halacha Class

 

An in-depth source-based Halacha class for women.  

From the Talmud through the Shulchan Aruch through the modern authorities.

Sundays at 8:30 AM Starting on October 17, 2021

Sermons

I Will Not Talk About Antisemitism Parshas Yisro

I will not talk about antisemitism. I will not talk about antisemitism. I will not talk about antisemitism. Guess what I’m not talking about today?   Do you want me to tell you things you already know? That antisemitism exists and that it’s getting worse? Do you...

I will be there Parshas Shemos

Es chato’ai ani mazkir hayom. I am going to share something I am a little ashamed of, but I think it’s rather instructive, so I am going to swallow my pride. This took place in 2013, I had just started at Ner Tamid. I remember exactly where I was standing when I took...

Halacha

Laws of Lulav and Esrog

Who can think of Sukkos? We haven’t even celebrated Rosh Hashana! The Talmud instructs us to study the laws pertaining to a holiday 30 days before the holiday. It’s less than 30 days to Sukkos and the laws of Lulav and Esrog are complicated and many. So let’s begin!...

Laws of the Sukkah

A few Halachos pertaining to building a Sukkah: - One must first build the walls and then place the s’chach. Placing the s’chach first and then building the walls would invalidate the Sukkah. - One must make sure there is no overhang (roof, leaves, etc.) over the...

Laws of Tisha B’av

The following activities are forbidden on Tisha B’av:  – Eating and drinking (If one has any medical concerns please contact me before the fast) – Intimacy – Studying Torah that does not pertain to Tisha B’av – Washing oneself in any way. This includes a...