“The Torah is white fire written upon with black fire and sealed with fire and was wrapped with bands of fire…” – Reish Lakish

Reish Lakish, our Talmud hero here at LearnJewish, was a criminal and highwayman before his yiddishkeit ignited him to became the Reish Lakish we know today, and whose words ignite our hearts and minds throughout the Talmud and the Midrash.

In this spirit, Beis Midrash Reish Lakish is our project to serve the needs of and learn one-on-one with fellow Jews from unconventional backgrounds, difficult pasts, unique needs, or who feel they just plain don’t learn well with conventional models.

Are you struggling with addiction/recovery and want someone to learn with, from a similar background and who understands? This is BMRL.  Do you feel like you don’t fit in with the standard model, but want to grow your Jewish learning? This is BMRL.  Are you a high school kid or college student who needs some private, confidential extra help? This, too, is BMRL.  We are here for you – and we identify with you.

Please contact us to learn more, or to come learn with us in a relaxed, non-judgmental setting – with someone who, like you, comes from a different starting point.