Community. Love of Torah. Stronger social bonds. These are just a few of the benefits Rabbi Dr. Dan Smokler and Erica Frankel of the Office Of Innovation see in adults who participate in regular Torah study with peers. Dan and Erica discuss their unique backgrounds in labor organizing and dance, respectively, their small-town upbringings, OOI’s new cohort based Jewish learning series, IYUN, and how they are harnessing this cultural moment when adults have a thirst for learning.

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