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
The cost of participation:
Full Course: NIS 100 Kehila members; NIS 200 non-members
"Psychology, Morality and Torah in Maimonides' Eight Chapters" (in English) with lecturer: Rabbi Dr. Avi Kadish.
What is a soul? What is a human being? How should a human life be ideally lived? Is there free will? Can a personality be shaped, or is it a given? And what is the function of the Torah in people's lives? Maimonides’ psychology and ethics are best expressed in his Eight Chapters, which has been called the best introduction to medieval philosophy ever written.
Tuesdays at 7.30pm
"Women Make Change - Legend and Reality" (in Hebrew)
Academic Coordinator and Principal Lecturer - Dr. Keren Fite.
Other lecturers: Sigalit Ur, Ruchama Weiss.
A series of lectures on change ideas and women in the Bible, Talmud, Hebrew literature and Jewish history that created change.
The opening lecture with author Yochi Brandes on Tuesday, 29 October 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Admission: NIS 40; Free to those who have registered for the full course.
Thursdays at 7pm starting 24 October 2019
"Baruch Spinoza: Between Judaism and Modernity" with Rabbi Dr. Avi Kadish (in Hebrew)
The image of Baruch Spinoza stands in the middle of the medieval and modern world. More than anyone else from his generation to the present, he knew how to ask the most difficult and sharp questions about the tradition of religions, and since then he has not been a strong and consistent critic.
Kehilat Hakerem Karmiel The Masorti Congregation of Karmiel
Spitzer Center, 4 Sheizaf St,
POB 568, Karmiel 2161402