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He’s a runner, an educator, a Maryland fan, a social justice warrior, a chocolate lover, a Shalom Hartman Fellow, an interfaith advocate, a husband and a father, and he’s our Rabbi!

Rabbi Eric Solomon offers multiple classes throughout the year. You can find information regarding these classes throughout the website, but this will provide an overview. Links are provided for more information and registration opportunities. 

Shalom Hartman Institute Classes

The Shalom Hartman Institute is a leading center of Jewish thought and education, serving Israel and North America. Classes are taught by Rabbi Eric Solomon, a Shalom Hartman Fellow, via Zoom. Find more information about the Hartman Institute at

Fall 2022
Judaism’s Dual System of Ethics

Thursdays, 7:30-8:45 p.m., Zoom
Oct. 27; Nov. 3, 10, 17; Dec. 1, 8
Life is full of decision-making that relates to balancing our ethical obligations to different groups. For instance, where should I donate the bulk of my time, money, and energies — to causes within my community or to causes that affect others? And why? What happens when my responsibilities to others and to my own community come into conflict? What happens if I cannot fulfill both simply due to finite resources? How can we navigate between universal and communal ethical commitments? In this class with Rabbi Eric Solomon, we will address our obligations and the dilemmas that sometimes arise from them. 

Spring 2023
A Jewish Take on Interpersonal Ethics

Thursdays, 7:30-8:45 p.m., Zoom
Mar. 9, 16, 23, 30
We are obligated to other people in a range of contexts. For instance, we may become obligated when witnessing wrong doing against those we hardly even know, while other obligations may stem from ongoing relationships. In this class with Rabbi Eric Solomon, we will explore in greater detail the ethical responsibilities we have for one another in diverse contexts and ask questions about how to meet those responsibilities, what degree of obligation we have, and what kind of sacrifices we should be willing to make on behalf of others. 

Spring 2023
Favorite Talmud Sugiyot
Thursdays, 7:30-8:45 p.m., Zoom
Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23
Yes, it is true that we Beth Meyerniks stake our spiritual lives on the Torah. But, in practice, we actually live our Jewish lives according to the Talmud, the collection of rabbinic stories and legal discussions, that came many centuries later. Come learn with Rabbi Eric Solomon some of the most famous Talmudic texts which shape our Jewish lives today at Beth Meyer, in our homes and in our hearts. 

Sat, April 13 2024 5 Nisan 5784