Kol Emeth's Silicon Valley Beit Midrash is currently on hiatus due to the pandemic. Please visit the Kol Emeth website to learn more about our online events and classes.
– Past Guided Learning Events –
Access your tradition and gain mastery over Jewish texts in this exciting new program in partnership with Hillel at Stanford University! Every Thursday night, students and young adults of all backgrounds are invited to the Taube Hillel House (565 Mayfield Avenue Stanford, CA 94305) to engage in meaningful text study in a pluralistic and intellectually challenging environment. A free kosher dinner will be provided at 5:30pm.
Weekly Thursday Schedule
6:00-7:00 PM: Learn on your own, with a friend or take part in guided learning in a group! Materials will be available to help facilitate your learning.
7:00-8:00 PM: Interactive learning with top tier Jewish educators.
Hebraic Activism: October Series (October 15, 22, 29)
How and why being Jewish has always meant speaking truth to power and fighting for justice. We will look at biblical, rabbinic and other relevant sources of wisdom (Jewish and otherwise) about oppression and activism.
October Educator: Rabbi Daniel Raphael Silverstein, Stanford Hillel’s Director of Jewish Life & Learning
Born and raised in London, Daniel studied literature and social and political sciences at Cambridge University (BA), and international relations at Warwick (MA). He also spent three years in Israel, learning at a number of Yeshivot before studying for the rabbinate at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School. During this time, Daniel earned his living as a spoken word artist, MC and creative educator, performing and facilitating for diverse audiences all over the world. Daniel is a co-founder of Lines of Faith, a Muslim-Jewish hip hop and poetry collective that uses performances and creative workshops to challenge prejudice and build meaningful bonds between individuals and communities. Daniel also co-founded Moishe House London. Daniel is an experienced meditation teacher, an enthusiastic practitioner of Tai Chi and is passionate about music, film, and travel.