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Midreshet HaKerem is a joint project of Kehilat HaKerem and Midreshet  Schechter, which is an affiliate of the Shechter Institute of Jewish Studies In Jerusalem.  

Since the early 1990s, the Schechter Institute has offered courses in Jewish studies to immigrants from Russia. Today, Midreshet Schechter offers courses in Judaism to the general public in Israel and abroad.
These courses are based on study of the sources and an examination of the meanings and values implied by them, from a critical historical point of view.

Midreshet Hakerem New Semester

Autumn 2020


NEW COURSE in English beginning Wednesday 17 February 2021

The course will begin on Zoom only. If health restrictions ease later in the semester, hybrid ‎classes will be held both on Zoom and at Kehilat Hakerem.
For further details‏ ‏and pre-registration: email: midrasha@hakerem.net or call 052-2693758. 


Course of 12 weekly meetings on Wednesdays from 6pm - 8.15pm

Rabbi Dr. Avi Kadish on "Polar Tensions in Jewish Tradition"

In this course we will explore acute tensions between competing values within the ‎Jewish tradition as they are expressed in Jewish thought, Jewish law and popular ‎practice. Our goal will not be to adjudicate between opposing values and determine ‎which side is “right,” but rather to understand these arguments as axes of tension upon ‎which each person in every time and place must look for the best point of balance. Our ‎test case for this study will be dialogue versus ritual in Jewish prayer.‎
17.2.21  Address, Petition, and Motivation in Biblical Prayer ‎
“A person has an inner world, but the gift of expression comes from the Lord”‎
‎24.02.21‎ The Social Analogy: Confession, Blessing, and Praise
03.03.21‎ Sincerity, Spontaneity and Prescription in the Bible
10.03.21‎ Midrash and Talmud: The Social Analogy and its Fissures
‎17.03.21‎ The Paradoxes of Prayer
‎24.03.21‎ ‎“For Me or for God?”– From Philosophy to Kabbalah (1)‎
Passover Break
21.04.21‎ ‎“For Me or for God?” – From Philosophy to Kabbalah (2)‎
28.04.21‎ ‎“Blessings and Prayers, Kiddushes and Havdalahs” – ‎What are they and when are they from?‎
05.05.21‎ ‎“Blessings and Prayers, Kiddushes and Havdalahs” – ‎How and why how did they emerge?‎
‎19.05.21‎ ‎“Better not to pray”: The Rabbinic Dilemma of Kavvanah‎

‎26.05.21‎ The Ideological Factor in Modern Jewish Prayer

‎09.06.21‎ Self and Community in a Time of Pandemic

Participation requires advance registration and payment
Cost: NIS 120 for members of Kehilat Hakerem, NIS 240 for the general public
Please register in advance by email  midrasha@hakerem.net  or call Don 052-2693758


Payment can be made either:

a.  by cash/cheque at the first meeting at Kehilat Hakerem or

b. by bank transfer: Bank Discount (11) Branch 174 Account No. 2036861

In bank transfer, please note "Avi Kadish"


Kehilat Hakerem Karmiel
The Masorti Congregation of Karmiel

Spitzer Center, 4 Sheizaf  St,
POB 568, Karmiel 2161402

קהילת הכרם כרמיאל
הקהילה המסורתית של כרמיאל
Telefax: 972-4-9582613 
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