Binya and Xava at Sadeh

Shel Maala, your favorite online queer Yeshiva, is coming DOWN FROM THE CLOUD just outside of *LONDON ENGLAND*, at Sadeh Farm in Orpington, Kent, to offer a weekend of Shabbes, Seudahs (feasts) and shtark Talmud learning in Europe for our first time ever.

The weekend of July 26-28, Rosh Yeshivas Xava and Binya will be flying into Heathrow to lead a full weekend of rad Jewish farm goodness:

- Friday Night Kabbalat Shabbat & Dinner

- Shabbat Day - Three meals, Torah Study and Havdallah

- Sunday Full Day of Badass Talmud Learning

We cannot WAIT to spend a whole weekend luxuriating in Torah, Talmud and prayer with y’all! There are two ticket options available on this eventbrite:

- Come for the whole weekend (£100-200, PWYC)

- Come just for Sunday Learning (£70-100, PWYC)

These two types of tickets are available at checkout

In terms of studying, you can come with a study partner, or we’ll pair you up with someone at your level

Knowing your alefbet is a prerequisite, and we can help you learn it for this class if needed. If you haven’t studied in the Svara method, you’ll be expected to watch an intro video. See more below.

We’ll be studying an amazing Mishna about Hashem, creation, and the wisdom of loss.

Here’s more on the text we’ll be studying:

Why don’t things last forever? What was on Hashem’s mind when She was creating the world? The answers given to us by the Sages can teach us about why things fall apart and how to let go when they do. In xevruta learning pairs, we’ll explore this wisdom and Berukha HaShem we’ll get to bring it to you live!


Full weekend itinerary to be sent upon registration



- All rooms are shared with bunkbeds and have en-suite bathrooms

- We'll ask about specific needs in the form

- One wheelchair accessible room available


Accessibility notes:

- Learning space is accessible. Full Access info here:

- Food is VEGAN (cooked in a veg kitchen) and can accomodate dietary restrictions

- Breaks will be plentiful

- Scent-free (if there's a student that needs. please indicate on your form)

- Large-font materials and visual aids available


- Much of the weekend activities will be outdoors

- Plentiful ventilation in indoor spaces

- Test before coming

- Mask policy determined by needs of participants (see sign up for more detail)


The Sunday larning will be a text study class, where text will be learned in the Svara method of Talmud study. Previous knowledge of this method is not necessary to sign up, but you will be expected to watch the intro video(s) we will email you, if you are new to the method.

Knowing your alef-bet (Jewish alphabet) is a prerequisite. If you would like to learn your alef-bet for this class, we can help you do so, just indicate that in your form


Learning will be a mix of full group and xevruta (pair) study. You will be matched with a xevruta (study partner) after registration, based on the answers you provide!

There will be lots of yummy food and discussion. If you haven’t been in a physical Talmud learning space before, come and get excited!


The weekend is £100-200, pay what you can.

Only Sunday Talmud is £70-100, pay what you can.

Full sliding scale will be shown at checkout.

Note: Shel Maala membership discounts ( unfortunately don't apply to our Shabbatons


If you have any questions please email: