Shabbat Lunch & Learn

Monthly Shabbat Lunch & Learn

On the second Saturday of the month, Belsize provides a delicious sit-down lunch, consisting of stimulating conversation with other community members, singing with Cantor Heller, and learning with Rabbi Botnick.

The meal begins shortly after services (usually around 12:15pm), allowing participants a chance to enjoy first the larger community Kiddush.

The formal learning starts at about 12:45pm and is livestreamed right here on this page, so if you can’t join us in person, you can still catch the learning.

Current Theme: Hidden Yidden

Our current theme is “Hidden Yidden,” in which we’ll be exploring the under-appreciated influence of Jewishness on shaping Western culture. Each month we’ll cover a different creative field – such as the visual arts, music, literature, film and television, even sports – and learn how some that field’s greatest luminaries might have been influenced by their Jewish background, a factor that often has been overlooked or hidden for any number of reasons.


Livestream – Next Session: 11 May 2024

If you leave this page open before Shabbat, the livestream to the left will automatically begin playing at 12:45pm.

Check back before Shabbat for materials that might be referenced during our learning.

Click here to download this month’s handout.


Archived Sessions

Check this page the week after a session for a link to the archived livestream and any materials referenced during the learning.