Invite Me to Teach

Rav Johnny is an engaging, dynamic, and inspirational speaker who has taught in schools, synagogues and communities around the world. Rav Johnny is available to physically come to your community as a scholar-in-residence, or alternatively, you may wish to invite Rav Johnny to deliver an online shiur, course or workshop. Beyond this, Rav Johnny is available to come to a private home and run a Pop-Up Beit Midrash on a theme of your choosing. To find out more, and to discuss details, please email Rav Johnny at ravjsolomon@gmail.com or send him a whatsapp at 052-603-0962. 

 

Topic Choices

Halacha

  • Bereishit –The ultimate halachic question
  • Models of Pesika in the Modern Age
  • Writing a bracha out of existence: Exploring the Shehecheyanu bracha
  • Contemporary debates about Shabbat and the digital home
  • Subjectivity in Halachic Decision-Making
Jewish Thought
  • Spiritual Coaching for Modern Orthodox Jews
  • The mistake we are making by failing to teach Machshava 
  • What made Rabbi Sacks such a unique Jewish thinker?
  • Faith in the postmodern age

Skills

  • Listening to and writing about the daily daf
  • Towards a methodology of learning Aggada 
  • Towards a methodology of learning Halacha
  • How to learn the Shulchan Aruch

Israel-themed

  • Nusach Achid and Am Echad –The story of Rabbi Shlomo Goren and his attempt to unify Jewish liturgy
  • Rav Goren, Rav Herzog and the ‘War Get’?
  • The halachic ruling that fractured the Modern State of Israel
  • Religious Zionism and Religious Zionisms

Prayer & spirituality

  • The 13 Principles of Prayer
  • Chizuk: What is it? And why do we all need it?
  • What is the relationship between being religious and being spiritual?
  • Being our own spiritual coach

Parenting/education

  • Is there a mitzvah of Chinuch, and if so, does it ever end?
  • The role of the teacher in the thought of Rav Soloveitchik
  • How to write an Ethical will and why every parent should do so