COMMIT. INVEST. CONNECT
Batsheva Learning Center's
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.
to aid your learning
In-depth shiurim taught by your instructors.
Guest lecturers at the end of each unit
2023 - 2024
Located in the heart of Brooklyn, NY, the Beis Midrash creates a warm and vibrant learning environment for our young women to invest in their growth as independent learners. Students at our Brooklyn Beis Midrash dedicate three hours a day to in-depth study of halacha and chassidus.
The venue we rent for our Beis Midrash is a beautiful and homey shul, centrally located in the heart of Crown Heights and fully stocked with an eclectic library of seforim. This bright and welcoming space creates the perfect environment for energized, focused chavrusa learning.
Students in our Beis Midrash spend 1.5 hours a day on our Chassidus curriculum and 1.5 hours a day on our halacha curriculum. Participation in both tracks is recommended but not required. Students may choose to participate in just one track.
Our Chassidus curriculum covers an entire hemshech of maamarim. (The hemshech that will be covered in 2023-24 is still TBD). We will spend roughly two weeks on a maamar discussing the key ideas, studying the text in chavrusas, and summarizing the concepts as a group. Each week, one pair of chavrusas will be responsible to lead a review and summary of the maamar. At the end of each maamar, 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 maamarim.
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 hemshech as well as tools to tackle any text of chassidus on their own.
Our Halacha curriculum will cover one complete topic of halachos, exploring the origins of the halachos in the Mishna, Gemara, Rishonim and the Shulchan Aruch. (The topic that will be covered in 2023-24 is still TBD). 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. Each week, one pair of chavrusas will be responsible to lead a review and summary of the material. At the end of each week, students will participate in an in-depth shiur, in which the instructor will review the sources and lead a discussion based on the concepts they learned. Guest lecturers will also come in at the end of each unit to delve deeper into the concepts explored in that unit.
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.