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
NEW COURSE in English beginning Wednesday 14 October 2020
From December 2020 the Education Ministry now recognizes participation by Zoom for registration and funding purposes. Consequently, in order to reduce the risks associated with travel and physical contact in the classroom, the final two lessons will be held on Zoom only.
Rabbi Dr. Avi Kadish on "Messianic Movements in Judaism"
In this course we will learn about the greatest Jewish messianic figures in our history, the movements they inspired, and the powerful ideas that lay behind them. Each class will deal with a single major figure or movement, with multiple classes devoted to the most important ones.
14.10.20 Jesus of Nazareth
21.10.20 Simeon Bar Kokhba
28.10.20 The Yemenite Jewish Messiah
04.11.20 Avraham Abulafia and Nissim ben Avraham
11.11.20 Shabbetai Zvi (I)
18.11.20 Shabbetai Zvi (II)
25.11.20 Shabbetai Zvi (III)
02.12.20 Jacob Frank
09.12.20 Religious Zionism and anti-Zionism (I)
16.12.20 Religious Zionism and anti-Zionism (II)
23.12.20 Menachem Mendel Schneersohn (I)
30.12.20 Menachem Mendel Schneersohn (II)
Participation requires advance registration and payment
Cost: NIS 120 for members of Kehilat Hakerem, NIS 240 for the general public
A 25% discount is available for those who commit to participate in person.