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WOMEN'S

BEIS MIDRASH

COMMIT. INVEST. CONNECT

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COMMIT.
INVEST.
CONNECT.

Commit yourself to a consistent and engaging learning routine.


Invest in developing skills that will last you a lifetime.


Connect to a community of women who share your passion for Torah.

Guided chavrusa learning

Text based

curriculums

In-depth

 shiurim

Student-led discussions

Guest

lecturers 

Brooklyn Beis Midrash

BROOKLYN

BEIS MIDRASH

2024 - 2025

Located in the heart of Brooklyn, NY, the Beis Midrash creates a warm and vibrant learning environment for young women to invest in text-based learning and grow as independent learners. Students at our Brooklyn Beis Midrash have the opportunity to dedicate time each day to the in-depth study of halacha, gemara, and chassidus.

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VENUE

VENUE

We are excited to be moving to a brand new venue in time for the new school year, starting September 2024! Our new home is a beautiful and spacious shul, located in the heart of Crown Heights. Our new venue will accommodate our growing body of students and will include an additional space for students to use for downtime or work in between classes, as well as for on-site childcare. This bright and welcoming space will create the perfect environment for energized, focused chavrusa learning.

Curriculum

CURRICULUM

This year, we will be expanding our course offerings at the Beis Midrash to four courses, each one taking place at a different time slot throughout the day. Each course meets at the same time each day, Monday-Thursday.

Students are welcome to register for the full-day program or choose individual courses to take for any given semester. Below is a list of our course options and the curriculum that will be covered for each one.

Tanya Course:

8:30 - 10:00 AM

Our morning Girsa Chassidus course will cover the entire 53 chapters of Likutei Amarim of Tanya over the course of the year. We will cover roughly two chapters per week, studying the text inside in chavrsuas, discussing the key ideas, and summarizing the concepts as a group. Each week, one pair of chavrusas will be responsible to lead a review and summary of the weekly chapters. Once a week, students will participate in an in-depth shiur, in which the instructor will assess their mastery of the material and lead a discussion based on the concepts they learned. Guest lecturers will also come in periodically to delve deeper into the ideas explored in the text of Tanya.

 

At the conclusion of the course, all students will participate in an oral exam, as well as write a research essay. Students will walk away at the end of the year with a mastery of the entire Tanya as well as tools to tackle any text of chassidus on their own.

 

Halacha Course:

10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

 

Our Halacha course will cover one complete topic of halachos, exploring the origins of the halachos in the Mishna, Gemara, Rishonim and the Shulchan Aruch. For the 2024-25 year, we will cover the halachos of השכמת הבוקר & תפילה. Each student will receive a booklet with all of the relevant sources as well as guidance for looking up and studying the original sources on their own. There will be a review and summary of the material learned each week. There will also be periodic guest shiurim giving in-depth analysis and insight into the halachos as well as answering any practical halachic questions related to the material.
 

At the conclusion of each unit, all students will take a written exam to assess their mastery of the material. Students will walk away at the end of the year with a mastery of these halachos as well as tools to tackle any text of halacha on their own.

 

Gemara Course:

1:00 - 3:00 PM

 

Our Gemara course will explore one perek of Gemara in depth, focusing on introducing students to the language and reasoning of the Gemara. (The masechta we will study for the 2024-25 year is TBD). Students will have the opportunity to delve into the text with a chavrusa and build their skills for learning a page of Gemara on their own. Throughout the course, the facilitator will assign review activities and assignments to help build the student's mastery of the content and their skills. Each week, students will participate in an in-depth shiur in which the instructor will explore the text of Gemara more deeply and introduce the students to some of the classic commentaries on the Gemara. 

 

At the conclusion of each semester, all students will take an oral exam to assess their mastery of the material. Students will walk away at the end of the year with a mastery of the perek as well as tools to tackle any text of Gemara on their own.

Chassidus Course:

3:15 - 5:00 PM

 

Our afternoon Iyun Chassidus course will cover foundational sugyos in Chassidus. We will explore a series of maamarim on a given topic, studying the text inside in chavrusas, discussing the key ideas, and summarizing the concepts as a group. For the 2024-25 year, we will cover the topics of ביטול העולמות and אמונה. Each week, one pair of chavrusas will be responsible to lead a review and summary of the text that was studied that week.

 

Once a week, students will participate in an in-depth shiur, in which the instructor will assess their mastery of the material and lead a discussion based on the concepts they learned. Guest lecturers will also come in periodically to delve deeper into the ideas explored in the text.

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