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Kol Emeth's Silicon Valley Beit Midrash is in session. Learn more about our Winter Quarter 2019 offerings, and enroll.

    Located in the heart of Silicon Valley just minutes from Stanford University, the Silicon Valley Beit Midrash brings together an all-star team of experienced local and international Jewish educators for an experience that aims to cultivate in its students a life-long love of Jewish learning, and develop religious and spiritual growth of individual participants, the community and the broader Jewish world.

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    Rabbi David Booth
    Rabbi David Booth is the Founder of the Silicon Valley Beit Midrash and the spiritual leader of Congregation Kol Emeth in Palo Alto. He was educated at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles and was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. He frequently teaches on the intersection of Talmud, law, ethics, and spirituality. His teaching and learning interests include Jewish philosophy, with particular focus on the works of Heschel and Levinas, as well as Hasidut and the Sfat Emet. Inspiring others to develop tools to uncover meaning in Rabbinic and Jewish philosophical texts is his great passion.