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
Mysticism in Jewish Tradition: Six Great Jewish Mystics
English Lecture Program with lecturer: Dr. Avi Kadish
What we call “Jewish Mysticism” or “Kabbalah” is a tradition within Judaism that developed from generation to generation. In this course we’ll meet six of the most influential and fascinating Jewish mystical writers, who were not only original in their own right but also helped shape the ideas of those who followed them. As we learn about the authors and read from their writings, we’ll also trace the mystical tradition as it developed over the past millenium.
Dates and Topics
19th and 26th February -Judah Halevi
4th & 18th March - Maharal of Prague
25th March & 1st April - Moshe Hayyim Luzzatto, “Ramchal”
Passover and National Holidays
6th & 13th May - Shneur Zalman of Liadi, the “Alter Rebbe” of Habad
20th & 27th May - Kalonymus Kalman Shapira, the “Piaseczno Rebbe”
3rd & 10th June - Abraham Isaac Kook
Tuesdays at 7.30pm
"Women who forge the way" (in Hebrew)
Rabbi Sigalit Ur - teaches throughout the Galilee.
Rebecca Lovich - rabbinical advocate at the Center for Women's Justice
Rabbi Deborah Evron - Director of the Halachic Leadership Institute at Or Torah Lindenbaum Midrash
Dr. Ruthie Feuchtwanger - social, religious, feminist activist with "Your Voice".
Rabbi Amy Levine - Rabbi of the Masorti "Sukkot Shalom" in Ramat Yishai and member of the Halacha Committee of the International Conservative Movement