Recent and Upcoming Programs


Bread and Torah Workshop, Temple Beth Sholom, Salem, OR, May 7, 2023

Bread and Torah Program, Eastside Jewish Commons and Congregation Shir Tikvah, Portland, OR, May 14, 2023

Mahaz Farm Fellowship and Melacha U’Vracha Jewish Primitive Skills and Ancestral Crafts Gathering, Blue Ridge Mountains, VA, August 16-20, 2023


Bread and Torah program, Woodstock Jewish Congregation, Woodstock, NY, March 12, 2023

Bread and Torah youth programs, Eshkol Regional Council, Israel, February 27 and 28, 2023

Dorson Shabbaton Scholars-in-Residence, Kol Ami, Tucson, AZ, February 10-12, 2023

Scholars-in-Residence, Congregation Beth Israel, Charlottesville, VA, January 13-15, 2023

Scholars-in-Residence, Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (KKBE), Charleston, SC, January 6-8, 2023

Bread and Torah – Parchment Making and Bagel Baking Workshops, Skidmore College Hillel, September 11, 2022

Susan Ellis Waskow (ז”ל) Memorial Day of Communal Learning, Congregation Kehilat Shalom, Belle Mead, NJ, May 14-15, 2022

Bread and Torah Havdalah Program, Congregation Ohav Shalom, Albany, NY, January 25, 2020

Orliss Scholars-in-Residence, Congregation Beth Israel, Carmel, CA, January 10-12, 2020

Sherman Visiting Scholars, Visiting Rabbis, Temple Israel, Cape Town Progressive Jewish Congregation, South Africa, November 14-December 3, 2019

Bread and Torah workshops, Hazon Food Conference, Isabella Freedman Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT, August 14-15, 2019

“Scholars Near the Beach,” Bread and Torah Weekend, Jewish Community Center of Long Beach Island, NJ, July 12-14, 2019

Bread and Torah Program, Temple B’nai Israel, Willimantic, CT, March 23-24, 2019

Bread and Torah Weekend, Main Line Reform Temple, Wynnewood, PA, Jan 25-29, 2019

Bread and Torah Shabbaton, Congregation B’nai Israel, Northampton, MA, December 14-15, 2018

Teva Educators and Adamah Fellows Training, Isabella Friedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT  November 11, 2018

Alexander Schindler Scholars-in-Residence, Temple Israel, Westport, CT, October 26-28, 2018

Rabbis Linda and Jonathan teaching at the Maine Conference for Jewish Life, Waterville, ME, June 8-10, 2018

Bread and Torah Weekend, Temple Beth Israel, Eugene, OR, April 20-22, 2018

Bread and Torah Workshop, Beth El Synagogue, St. Louis Park, MN, March 8-11, 2018

Bread and Torah weekend, Comunidad Hebrea En San Miguel de Allende, San Miguel de Allende, México

Aaron Altschul Scholar in Residence Weekend, Temple Micah, Washington DC, Jan 19-21, 2018

Teva Educators and Adamah Fellows Training, Isabella Friedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT  November 5, 2017

Bread and Torah Shabbaton, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME & Beth Israel Congregation, Bath, ME, October 20-21, 2017

Hiddur Mitzvah, Camp Seneca Lake, Penn Yan, NY, July 9-10, 2017

Bread and Torah Shabbaton, Jewish Community of Amherst, Amherst, MA, March 17-19, 2017

Visiting Rabbis, New Zealand Bead and Torah Tour, Hokianga, Wellington, Auckland, Tongariro Crossing, New Zealand, February 8-26, 2017

Bread and Torah, Temple Sholom, New Milford, CT, January 8, 2017

Bread and Torah, Congregation Beth Israel, Worcester, MA, December 9-11, 2016

Bread and Torah, Congregation Beth El, Bennington, VT, November 12-13, 2016

Teva and Adamah, Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT  November 6, 2016

Writing the Sacred: Scribes in Christianity and Judaism, Hayyim and Esther Kieval Institute for Jewish-Christian Studies, Siena College, October  30-31, 2016

Half-Torah, A Celebration of Reaching the Half-way Mark in the Community Torah Project, Temple Sinai, July 24, 2016

Visiting Rabbis, Bread and Torah, Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation, Bethlehem, NH, July 14-17, 2016

Rabbi Linda Motzkin, Women and the Making of Torah: A Soferet’s Story, Rabbi Seymour Siegel Memorial Lecture, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY, April 13, 2016

Bread and Torah, Haverford College Jewish Student Union, Haverford, PA, March 29, 2016

Bread and Torah, Congregation Beth Israel, Charlottesville, VA, March 25-27, 2016

Bread and Torah, Temple Beth Avodah, Newton, MA, March 13-14, 2016

Bread and Torah, Congregation Eitz Chayim, Cambridge, MA, March 11-12, 2016

Bread and Torah, Skidmore College Hillel, Saratoga Springs, March 1, 2016

Hazon Food Conference, Isabella Freedman Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT, December 29, 2015 -January 1, 2016

Schenectady JCC Gallery Scribal Arts Program, November 17, 2015

Teva and Adamah, Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT  November 15, 2015

Festival of Jewish Scribal Arts, Lev Shalem Institute, Woodstock, New York, Oct 2015 (see Tablet article on the Third International Gathering of Sofrot as part of this Lev Shalem festival)

Pre-Rosh Hashanah Challah Workshop, Schenectady JCC, September 2015

Torah repair in San Miguel de Allende, México, April 2015

Jewish Community and Cultural Center (JC3), San Miguel de Allende, México, March, 2015

Challah workshops in Valparaíso, Chile, Jan 2015

Congregation Beth Ahavah, Northampton, MA, Nov 2014

Skidmore College Hillel, Saratoga Springs, NY Nov 2014

Teva and Adamah, Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT  Nov 2014

Jewish Community Center, Utica, NY, October 2014

Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation, Bethlehem, NH, July 2014

Parchment workshop, Spring Street Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY June, 2014

Conference of sofrot, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 2014

Annual Interfaith Program, United Methodist Church, Saratoga Springs, NY,  April 2014

Congregation Beit Warszawa, Warsaw, Poland, March 2014

Torah writing workshop, Congregation Beit Kraków, Krakow, Poland, March 2014

Congregation Beth Orim, Budapest, Hungary, March 2014

Schenectady Unitarian-Universalist Society Youth Group (at Temple Sinai) March 2014

Smith College Hillel, Northampton, MA  Feb 2014

Temple Solel, Phoenix, AZ, January 2014

Temple Sinai, Pittsburgh, PA, Dec 2013

SyraJews, Syracuse, NY, November 2013

Temple Israel, Duluth, MN, June 2013

Capital District Board of Rabbis, Albany, NY, June 2013

Teva Seminar, Falls Village, CT, June 2013

Congregation Shir Ami, Newtown, PA, April 2013

Temple B’rith Kodesh, Rochester, NY, March 2013

Baking Workshop, Temple Beth Emeth, Albany, NY, March 2013

Smith College Hillel, Northampton, MA, March 2013

Congregation Agudat Achim Rosh Hodesh group, Schenectady, NY Dec 2012

Germantown Jewish Center, Philadelphia, PA, October 2012

Bread Workshop at Havurah Institute, Rindge, NH August 2012

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, Great Barrington, MA, June 2012

Bread Making Class, Temple Sinai, Saratoga Springs, NY June 2012


  • The breadmaking class was awesome! I feel like I went from novice to OK breadmaker in one session. Thanks Rabbi Jonathan!nn1nn1nn1nn1nn1nn1nn1nn1nn1

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  • Ellen and Robert Steinberger

    Oh, the joys of a freshly made babka! Thank you, Rabbi Jonathan for teaching us the secret to making this scrumptious pastry.nn1

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  • lisa caplan

    Hi! We’d like to attend your Phoenix Bread and Torah program. We’ve heard GREAT things about it. Can you provide details please? Thanks.nn1

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  • Paula Fingeret Rulin

    Just wanted to say thank you for the most informative and enjoyable Bread and Torah session. I really had a great time and will look forward to baking in my own kitchen!!nn1

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