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Academic Studies

RIKMA – M.A. in pluralism and community | Hebrew Union college

A leadership program for M.A. on behalf of Hebrew Union College that specializes in pluralism and community. The program includes M.A on behalf of the Melton center of Jewish Education and the education school of the Hebrew University. The program Prepares educators for innovation in education and in the community, leading cultural renewal in Jewish-Israeli

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The Shechter Institute – M.A. Tracks

A two year program, one day a week, offering a variety of programs and internships: Judaism and the Arts — first of its kind in the world, Women’s and Jewish Studies, Land of Israel Studies, Family and Community Studies, Jewish History, contemporary Jewry, Sephardic Studies, Teaching Jewish Studies, Talmud and Halakhah, Midrash,  Jewish Thought,  and

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Batei Midrash

Avodah Shebaguf | Connecting Mind Body and Soul

The Body-Soul Empowerment Program for Women is a one-year study program and has four complementary tracks: – Hassidut classes: we delve into spiritual consciousness based on various Hassidic teachings. – Femininity awareness: we integrate knowledge and process – study of anatomy and physiology alongside fertility and contraception, pregnancy and birth, body awareness, sexuality and more.  ‘Yemima’ studies:

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TAKUM – Beit Midrash for Social justice

Weekly studies of issues concerning Social justice and human rights through observing a wide range Jewish resources. The program also exposes the participants to meaningful activists and to key figures in the Beit Midrash world. The program is relevant for, activist college students that are seeking an opportunity to study social issues from different angles.

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Divinity in a regenerating world | Beit Midrash Elul

We invite you to a discourse and a renewed study in modern thought that challenged the classic view of the main character of the traditional world: god. We will read the writings of Mordechai Kaplan, Rav Kook,  A.D. Gordon, and Martin Buber (with comparison to Heschel and Leibovitz), that with courage and creativity to on

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A.D. Gordon | Beit Midrash Elul

We will ask the questions of life and seek to find answers in Gordon’s teachings. We will attempt to glean from his writings and his personality as a life mentor the combination of a widespread and deep view of the world and awareness to small details. The sessions will lean on active participation of the

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Between heaven and earth | Beit Midrash Elul

On rain, water and abundance in the world; on the gatherings in the bad times, and  the individuals that are counted on by a whole community; on contemporary ecological aspects and the place of man, floating between material and spirituality, body and soul, heaven and earth. The study will revolve mainly around the Talmudic volume

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Torah Lishma | Schechter Rabbinical Seminary

Torah Lishma program offering intensive study of Jewish sources in a Beit Midrash atmosphere with an open and questioning approach. The Beit Midrash is for anyone that is interested in deepening their knowledge of Jewish sources and tradition, and those who desire to develop different reading methods of the Jewish texts. The classes combine the Beit

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Kehilat Zion

We are a community of Israeli Jews of all backgrounds, beliefs, customs, and practices, gathering together to re-dream Jerusalem as a meeting point for all. Zion provides the opportunity for many to pray and celebrate Judaism in a way that feels authentic and relevant to them, oftentimes for the first time in their lives, within

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Beit Midrash for Israeli Rabbis

The Beit Midrash for Israeli Rabbis is the only one of its kind, an egalitarian program training pluralistic Israeli spiritual community leaders to catalyze a process of spiritual rejuvenation for the Israeli public sphere and its emerging Jewish communities. The Beit Midrash, developed in partnership with HaMidrasha at Oranim, brings together voices representing the diversity of Jewish-Israeli experience

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Diploma

Online education program for teachers | main issues of church and state

The program is specialized for Jerusalemite teachers and is based on two face to face meetings and five online lectures that focus on all the issues that concern the Israeli society: The public domain, obedience to the law, and more… our lecturers: Professor Yedidya Shtern, Professor Mordechai Kremnitzer, Rabbi Doctor Yehuda Brandes, Yair Sheleg…

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Big stories for the little ones | training storytellers to produce shows based on the Jewish story

 The course prepares and improves the participants’ skills in the storytelling area. We focus on stories from Jewish culture and literature. The course prepares the participants to perform professionally in libraries, extracurricular activities, kindergartens, and other areas. We will master storytelling for children and learn the difference between theatre and plays for children.

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Makorock

Makorock is a pioneering project connecting musicians from different backgrounds to Jewish sources. In the workshops we create a community of artists that find inspiration in ancient sources and then compose original fresh and unique interpretations inspired by group learning and dialogue revolving ancient and contemporary Jewish texts. The workshops are facilitated by musician Mickey Shaviv

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Creative writing | Beit Midrash Elul

The sessions inspire creative writing through observing and group learning of Jewish sources. We will read biblical texts, Agada stories, Mishnah and Talmud, and contemporary Hebrew literature and poetry. The learning will focus on the tension between the inner and outer monologue and dialogue with the other. The learning will inspire us to write. The

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Tmura

Seeks to change the face of Judaism in the Israeli public domain by striving for Quality leadership that sees Judaism as a rich and diverse culture and to allow a meaningful Jewish lifestyle in the secular population adjusted to humane and Zionist values. Tmura offers the only training program that is based on the view

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Jerusalemite Teachers room in memory of Shira Banki

Teachers’ room connects educators from diverse backgrounds and all the different sectors of Jerusalem with the goal of creating a dialogue of tolerance and hope in the city. The continuing education program maintains a group and individual reflective process that develops the ability to contain and to cope with the multiculturalism in the city. The

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Transformative Dialogue Training Program

Exciting New Supplementary Training Program for Social Engagement in the Public Sphere through Street Dialogue. Chosen participants will learn necessary tools to jumpstart your participation as a facilitator and/or activist in the cutting edge of conflict transformation in Jerusalem. The program will combine classroom instruction and hands-on field work, with a focus in the following

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Writing community

A creative writing group that combines writers from the mental health community with those from the general public. The group will meet in the Baka’a Community center on Wednesdays between 19:30-21:00. We will experience writing in different genres, reading poems out loud and receiving feedback. (Prior experience isn’t required).

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