Global Day of Jewish Learning to be held Nov. 13

The Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton will sponsor the local Global Day of Jewish Learning program with Temple Concord, Temple Israel and Beth David Synagogue in person and on Zoom. The in-person program will be held at Temple Israel, 4737 Deerfield Place, Vestal. There will be a 10 am brunch at Temple Israel that will be prepared by Victor Torres at Beth David Synagogue, followed by the program from 10:30 am-noon. The cost of the brunch is $10 per person; the food will be kosher and will include a gluten-free option. 

Reservations are needed for the meal preparation. Registration for the in-person and online program through Temple Concord (723-7355 or, Temple Israel (723-7461 or or Beth David Synagogue (722-1793 or Study materials will be sent after registration. Click here for the Zoom link. 

This is the 13th annual Global Day of Jewish Learning and the fourth time the local community has participated. The program was started to celebrate the late Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz’ completion of his translation of the Talmud into English in 2010. This year’s learning theme is “Rebuilding.” 

“After two and a half years of pandemic, wars and the ever-present realities of turmoil in our personal lives, Rabbis Geoffrey Brown, Barbara Goldman-Wartell and Zev Silber will guide us through how Jewish tradition approaches the moments after destruction, change and devastation,” said organizers of the event. “We will be focusing on rebuilding family and other interpersonal relationships through exploring Abraham and Isaac’s relationship during and after the Akedah, the Binding of Isaac, in Genesis 22, and its aftermath, in Genesis 23 and 24. How will we rebuild?”