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Current Courses

Classes for the upcoming zman begin September 1. It’s possible to join the learning at any point during the year.

Registration lets us know which classes interest you and allows us to get back to you. It does not involve any financial obligation on your part.

CHUMASH I: SEDER HA'AVODAH   In anticipation of the upcoming High Holy Days, we’ll focus our Chumash study on Parshat Acharei Mot, so that we can have a clear vision of the practice and inner meaning of Avodat Yom Hakippurim. We’ll be cross-referencing our study of Chumash with an in-depth look at the Seder Ha’Avodah in the Machzor so that we can really take the best advantage of the opportunity of the Mussaf of the holiest day of the year. Yehudis Golshevsky will be guiding chavruta sessions and teaching the class. Twice-weekly.

CHUMASH I: SEDER HA'AVODAH

In anticipation of the upcoming High Holy Days, we’ll focus our Chumash study on Parshat Acharei Mot, so that we can have a clear vision of the practice and inner meaning of Avodat Yom Hakippurim. We’ll be cross-referencing our study of Chumash with an in-depth look at the Seder Ha’Avodah in the Machzor so that we can really take the best advantage of the opportunity of the Mussaf of the holiest day of the year. Yehudis Golshevsky will be guiding chavruta sessions and teaching the class. Twice-weekly.

TEHILLIM I: ELUL AND TISHREI   Yael Dworkin will spend the month of Elul guiding our students on an in-depth treatment of the chapters of Tehillim that are added to the usual order of prayers throughout the High Holy Day period. In addition to reliance upon the Rishonim and including any parallel historical context from Tanach, Yael will weave Reb Nosson of Breslov’s teachings that touch upon those chapters, illuminating them with the light of Chassidut.

TEHILLIM I: ELUL AND TISHREI

Yael Dworkin will spend the month of Elul guiding our students on an in-depth treatment of the chapters of Tehillim that are added to the usual order of prayers throughout the High Holy Day period. In addition to reliance upon the Rishonim and including any parallel historical context from Tanach, Yael will weave Reb Nosson of Breslov’s teachings that touch upon those chapters, illuminating them with the light of Chassidut.

SPIRIT OF THE LAW I: DAYS OF DESIRE & AWE   This Elul, we will focus on mitzvot of Elul and the High Holy Days, first learning through their detail during our chavruta periods, followed by an immersion in the Chassidic and Kabbalistic sources that infuse the halachah with spiritual meaning. Yehudis Golshevsky will supervise the preparation periods and teach the class.

SPIRIT OF THE LAW I: DAYS OF DESIRE & AWE

This Elul, we will focus on mitzvot of Elul and the High Holy Days, first learning through their detail during our chavruta periods, followed by an immersion in the Chassidic and Kabbalistic sources that infuse the halachah with spiritual meaning. Yehudis Golshevsky will supervise the preparation periods and teach the class.

TANACH I: SEFER YONAH   Mrs. Yael Dworkin will be leading our students through a powerful exploration of Sefer Yonah, based on the teachings of the Vilna Gaon, in the spirit of Chassidut.

TANACH I: SEFER YONAH

Mrs. Yael Dworkin will be leading our students through a powerful exploration of Sefer Yonah, based on the teachings of the Vilna Gaon, in the spirit of Chassidut.

THE REBBE'S TEACHINGS   Every other Thursday, Leah Levitt will supervise the preparation of relevant source material so that our students can then participate fully in her hour-long exploration of a teaching of Chabad Chassidut.

THE REBBE'S TEACHINGS

Every other Thursday, Leah Levitt will supervise the preparation of relevant source material so that our students can then participate fully in her hour-long exploration of a teaching of Chabad Chassidut.

MEGILLOT I: KOHELET   Our year-long study of the five  megillot , led by Yael Dworkin, will begin with Kohelet. Mrs. Dworkin will focus on the opportunities for spiritual growth that call out to us from the  megillot , as revealed through the classic commentaries as well as the Kabbalistic and Chassidic masters.

MEGILLOT I: KOHELET

Our year-long study of the five megillot, led by Yael Dworkin, will begin with Kohelet. Mrs. Dworkin will focus on the opportunities for spiritual growth that call out to us from the megillot, as revealed through the classic commentaries as well as the Kabbalistic and Chassidic masters.

PIRKEI MACHSHAVAH I: "RETURN AGAIN"   As we prepare for the new year, Yehudis Golshevsky will provide thought-provoking and illuminating teachings from the Rishonim, Acharonim, Chassidic and  mussar  giants to open our hearts for the fresh work of this year’s  teshuvah .

PIRKEI MACHSHAVAH I: "RETURN AGAIN"

As we prepare for the new year, Yehudis Golshevsky will provide thought-provoking and illuminating teachings from the Rishonim, Acharonim, Chassidic and mussar giants to open our hearts for the fresh work of this year’s teshuvah.

BNOT MACHSHAVAH TOVAH VAAD   A personal growth  vaad  based on the teachings of the Piaseczna Rebbe, H”yd, led by Yehudis Golshevsky. We will use various chassidic and  mussar  texts as springboards for reflection and discussion in our search to refine ourselves and draw closer to G-d, others, and our highest selves.

BNOT MACHSHAVAH TOVAH VAAD

A personal growth vaad based on the teachings of the Piaseczna Rebbe, H”yd, led by Yehudis Golshevsky. We will use various chassidic and mussar texts as springboards for reflection and discussion in our search to refine ourselves and draw closer to G-d, others, and our highest selves.

MUSIC OF THE SOUL I: THE HIGH HOLY DAYS   Through in-depth analysis of the language and allusions within our holy prayer poetry, Yehudis Golshevsky will lead us on a soulful journey, accompanied by guitar and song. She will focus mainly on the melodies common to the Breslov Chassidic tradition.

MUSIC OF THE SOUL I: THE HIGH HOLY DAYS

Through in-depth analysis of the language and allusions within our holy prayer poetry, Yehudis Golshevsky will lead us on a soulful journey, accompanied by guitar and song. She will focus mainly on the melodies common to the Breslov Chassidic tradition.

TIYULPAN   Tiyulpan is a twice-monthly journey through a new facet of Jerusalem with an emphasis on language acquisition and a broadened appreciation of the life of our beautiful city. It is a two-hour session and an adventure led by the wonderful Noga Hullman.

TIYULPAN

Tiyulpan is a twice-monthly journey through a new facet of Jerusalem with an emphasis on language acquisition and a broadened appreciation of the life of our beautiful city. It is a two-hour session and an adventure led by the wonderful Noga Hullman.

TALMUDIC NARRATIVE I: REVISITING THE MIKDASH   Throughout Elul, Yehudis Golshevsky will share selections from the Talmud that bring the festivals to life for us. Text-based and eye and heart opening.

TALMUDIC NARRATIVE I: REVISITING THE MIKDASH

Throughout Elul, Yehudis Golshevsky will share selections from the Talmud that bring the festivals to life for us. Text-based and eye and heart opening.

REBBE NACHMAN ON THE PARSHAH   Rebbetzin Rochel Silber will lead us on a journey through a weekly lesson from Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, brought down into the world of our experience.

REBBE NACHMAN ON THE PARSHAH

Rebbetzin Rochel Silber will lead us on a journey through a weekly lesson from Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, brought down into the world of our experience.

ARAMAIC STUDY GROUP   Nechama Wells will provide a step-by-step introduction to Aramaic in its various historical expressions, helping students make better use of Targum, understand the Aramaic portions of our  siddur , and acquire the tools to find their way through Talmudic literature.

ARAMAIC STUDY GROUP

Nechama Wells will provide a step-by-step introduction to Aramaic in its various historical expressions, helping students make better use of Targum, understand the Aramaic portions of our siddur, and acquire the tools to find their way through Talmudic literature.

BEGINNER'S GEMARA CHABURAH   In Elul, the chaburah will finish  keitzad mevorchin  in  Berachot  and make a  siyum . Time permitting, they will continue with short topics especially relevant to the beginning of the new year. Nechama Wells heads the  chaburah , and it’s also open to the curious who have never had an opportunity to attend a  gemara shiur .

BEGINNER'S GEMARA CHABURAH

In Elul, the chaburah will finish keitzad mevorchin in Berachot and make a siyum. Time permitting, they will continue with short topics especially relevant to the beginning of the new year. Nechama Wells heads the chaburah, and it’s also open to the curious who have never had an opportunity to attend a gemara shiur.

CERAMICS STUDIO   Chaya Esther Ort, the local host of our weekly extracurricular ceramics session, is an artist and art teacher in Nachlaot. She believes passionately in the healing and transformational power of working in clay, and the inherent holiness of functional art. Working with ceramics under her guidance enhances our growth and creative expression.

CERAMICS STUDIO

Chaya Esther Ort, the local host of our weekly extracurricular ceramics session, is an artist and art teacher in Nachlaot. She believes passionately in the healing and transformational power of working in clay, and the inherent holiness of functional art. Working with ceramics under her guidance enhances our growth and creative expression.

 

 
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