Qabbalat Shabbat: Friday, 6:00 p.m. Torah Study: Saturday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Weekday Minyan: 6:15 p.m.

Heartfelt Poems to Start The Day: A Discovery of The Daily Psalms

with Rabbinic Student Jamie Stolper

Mondays, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
6 session, March 1 – April 12, 2021
Online Class offered in partnership with Hebrew College’s Open Circle
Cost: $162

Did you know that when the traditional morning liturgy was first established, one psalm from the Hebrew Bible was selected to be recited each morning at the end of morning prayers? In this course, we will study these psalms of praise and pathos, of the connection between faith and ethical conduct, of the overriding importance of justice. We will examine their connection to the theme of Creation and probe their implications for social justice and an ideal, ethical society, then and now. Texts will be offered in both Hebrew and English, and the course will be designed to engage all students of all backgrounds, from those with no Hebrew to those with advanced Hebrew skills.

This class qualifies for the “Bible, Rabbinics, and Philosophy” category of the Chochmat Lev, A Learned Heart Certificate.

Please contact Brigid Goggin with any questions at

Meet the Instructor: Jamie Stolper

Jamie is a 5th-year student at Hebrew College Rabbinical School, with expected ordination in June 2021. Jamie is a 2nd generation member of Temple Israel and was confirmed and married here.  Her first job was in the Temple Israel Religious School and she has enjoyed attending Torah study over the years. She loves teaching, and learning with, people of all ages. She taught in Prozdor, worked with a group of Jewish adults with diverse needs, and has led religious services, delivered sermons, and facilitated Torah study locally. Her first career was in economic consulting. She is a graduate of MIT and its Sloan School of Management, and also has a degree in Hebrew Literature from Hebrew College. Jamie lives in Newton with her husband, has 3 grown sons and a daughter-in-law, and loves everything Hawaii, ancient and modern.

Class Registration

This class is offered in partnership with Hebrew College’s Open Circle Jewish Learning program. Registration is handled directly by Open Circle, with a registration fee of $162. Please click below to register. If you have any questions about registering, please contact Linna Ettinger at