If you would like to see the Talmud in Hebrew/Aramaic, please click here. If you would like to see the Talmud in English, please click here. Dafyomi.org is a collection of resources for learning the daf yomi. The main content of dafyomi.org is the audio shiurim of the Talmud, which were given by Rav Dovid Grossman from 1985 […]


SHAS - Shas is an abbreviation of the Hebrew “shisha sedarim,” six orders, which relates to the six orders of the Talmud, defining six different aspects of Jewish law. TALMUD – The commentary on and exegesis of the Oral Law including the MISHNA (Basic Oral Law) GEMARA - The commentary on and exegesis of the Oral Law NOT […]


The College Shas Initiative was started to connect college-age Jews around the country through Torah.  Talmud or Gemara is the study of commentary on Oral Torah Law.  These laws were given to Moshe at Har Sinai or shortly thereafter and are discussed with many deep insights and allegories.  It is worthwhile for everyone to discover […]



Brachot: A tractate dealing with the laws of blessings and prayer. The first few chapters deal with the daily recital of the Shema. The middle chapters deal with the laws of prayer. This is followed by blessings on food, which then leads in to kiddush and havdalah. The ninth chapter discusses miscellaneous blessings. It includes […]


Sha”s is an abbreviation of the Hebrew “shisha sedarim,” six orders, which relates to the six orders of the Talmud, defining six different aspects of Jewish law. It contains the discussion of the Jewish law and its practice. The orders in Shas are: Zera’im (on agriculture), Mo’ed (the festivals and holy times), Nashim (women, marriage), […]


Who is eligible to participate in the College Shas Initiative? The program was created with the fifteen JLIC universities in mind. However any Jewish young adult with some connection to a college campus is welcome to participate. Current participants include students, grad students, recent alumni, and regulars at several of the Campus Minyanim. Read More Why should […]


“Our Mission” Our goal is to bring young Jews across the country together with a feeling of importance and accomplishment. We want to make people feel that they are truly part of something special and part of a special People. For college students who are pressed for time, The Shas Initiative is a great way […]


What is the College Shas Initiative?    “Shas” is a term for “Shishah Sidrei Mishnah” (Six orders of teaching) and is a collective term for the entire Talmud (a detailed discussion and analysis of Jewish Oral Law).   The goal is to collectively complete the entire Talmud (all 38 tractates) in one school year, with […]

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The College Shas Initiative was initially envisioned by Sammy Sacks in 2009 and expanded into practicality by the hard work of Elon Weintraub, Brian Wartell and Atara Chouake. Other contributors to this project were Scott Silver and Binyomin Burke. The  goal of the Shas Initiative is to promote Talmud Learning on Campus. Each person or […]