Tuesday Morning Classes in English

Weekly Tuesday morning classes in English with top notch teachers on a wide variety of topics, in partnership with Matnas Gush Etzion’s Katedra. Tuesday classes are open to both men and women.  

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Featuring:

Deborah Geller, Rabbi Dr. David Harbater, Sara Jo Ben Zvi, and Sara Tesler.

Classes take place at Beit Knesset Tiferet Avot, Netzach Yerushalayim St., Dekel, Efrat.

9:00-10:10 - Class 1

Tuesday Morning Classes in English
Deborah Geller
October-January
Arrivals & Departures:
Exploring the Opening & Closing Tefillot of Shacharit
We will explore the significance and importance of the “less central” parts of our daily Tefilah. In our morning rush, some tefillot fall by the wayside. We will discover the beauty and depth of these “bookend” tefillot as they relate to the central prayers and as independent sources of inspiration and connection to God. Tefillot covered will include: Tfilat Hashachar, Korbanot, Tachanun, and Aleinu. For men and women. In English.

Cost:

135 NIS per month
Tuesday Morning Classes in English
Sara Jo Ben Zvi
February-June
Zion Wasn’t Built in a Day
Key moments and personalities on the way to a Jewish state
In this course we’ll meet figures both famous and lesser known whose lives and achievements built the State of Israel, beginning with the arrival of the early Hasidic followers of the Baal Shem Tov in Tiberias in 1777. By examining their life-stories and writings, we’ll see how they helped turn Herzl’s dream into reality. Plug the gaps in your Zionist history and meet the personalities behind familiar place names in Israel For men and women. In English.

Cost:

135 NIS per month

10:10-10:20 - Break

10:20-11:40 - Class 2

Tuesday Morning Classes in English
Rabbi Dr. David Harbater
October-February
In the Beginnings:
Discovering the Multiple Voices within the Torah

Through a careful reading of the opening chapters of Genesis we will discover that there is not one beginning but two, each reflecting a different conception of God, human beings, of their relationship, and more.

We are accustomed to saying things like "The Jewish view is…" or "According to Judaism…" and the like, as if there were one established and authoritative Jewish belief, worldview, and way of life. The truth, however, is that Judaism is a complex faith and religion which has always included a range of beliefs, worldviews, and norms of behavior – right from the opening chapters of the Bible whose complexities and contradictions we’ll examine in depth in this course.

For men and women. In English

Cost:

135 NIS per month
Tuesday Morning Classes in English
Sara Susswein Tesler
March - June
The Greatest Speech in the Torah:
Devarim as Philosophy

We will approach Sefer Devarim through a philosophical lens focusing on the moral, political and theological aspects of the sefer. By comparing Devarim to other philosophical works, as well as differing philosophies within the Torah, we will gain an appreciation for the radical innovative philosophy presented in this sefer.

For men and women. In English

Cost:

135 NIS per month

For all Tuesday WBM Katedra classes

For all Tuesday WBM Katedra classes |

210 NIS per month

For all Tuesday and Wednesday WBM Katedra classes |

For all Tuesday and Wednesday WBM Katedra classes

250 NIS per month