Shaar Hamayim: A Jewish Learning Center rejects the ageism that priviledges one period of Jewish texts over another. Given the diversity of today's Jewish community, we need access to the breadth of Jewish expression. Shaar Hamayim crafts curricula that can hone in on one desired feature of Jewish thought, or one that surveys the spectrum.
Judaism should not be studied in isolation. Our ideas were in conversation, explicitly or implicitly, with the surrounding cultures. Philosophy, Christianity, Islam, political and scientific theory have all influenced expressions of Jewish thought. Shaar Hamayim can integrate relevant Jewish texts into broader curricular arcs in order to highlight what is distinctive about Judaism.