About shiur

EVERYTHING offers a gate to consciousness, the task is how to reveal and work with what we’ve been gifted or cursed with. The word shiur in Hebrew can mean “text based lesson” or “measurement” and is related to the Hebrew word sha’ar or “gate.” We like the multiplicity of connotations that SHIUR has, and we’re also measuring, assessing, entering gates, and reconfiguring how we interpret our world.

There’s a whole literary-philosophical-artistic-architectural-spiritual heritage that’s just waiting to be re-examined, challenged, and critically interpreted. Through specially curated experiences, weekly newsletters and virtual SHIURim, we engage and experience art, architecture, space, text, music, sound, body, mind, theory and whatever else the times offer us.

We have become a community, with members from all over the world, from all walks of life, who are eager to critically engage with content and discourse, both in real life and digitally. We meet virtually each week at the Virtual SHIUR, we have a community Slack, we organize public and private events and more.

If you’re interested to learn more, follow us on social media or reach out to us directly!

Micki Weinberg

Shiur Founder

Micki Weinberg is a film maker and writer based in Berlin. Born in Los Angeles, he graduated with a Bachelors degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 2004. He left the states for graduate studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where he focused on intertextuality in ancient Jewish literature. He also studied Talmud at the Mir Yeshiva. Weinberg worked at Goldman Sachs from 2007-2010 in London and Switzerland. Since quitting in 2010, Weinberg has dedicated himself to making amends for his soul selling time in the banking world through his work in avant garde film, theater, and critical essay writing. Micki has been leading text based study groups in Berlin and other cities since 2011. In 2018 Micki founded SHIUR in Berlin.