COURSES

DON'T JUST LEARN. 

LEARN HOW TO LEARN

ARE YOU TIRED OF:

Relying on motivational speakers to keep you inspired?

Wishing you had the confidence to open up a sefer on your own?

Feeling ignorant of basic Torah knowledge?

ARE YOU LOOKING TO:

Actively engage in chavrusa-style learning?

Develop the confidence and the skills to learn any text of Torah on your own?

Understand the sources for the halachos you practice every day?

Three times a year, we run 6-8 week courses that are designed to:

Guide you in exploring Torah topics from the original texts.

Empower you to develop your own independent learning skills.

Challenge you to master an area of Jewish knowledge.

COURSES

Find out about options to join our upcoming course.

 

TEXTBOOKS

Buy one of our previous course textbook to learn on your own.

 

OUR STUDENTS SAY IT BEST

“The course gave me new confidence in my abilities to decipher the text, and a better understanding of how to apply it. I felt like I was part of something greater than a regular women’s shiur.”

Zahava Tornek

 

WINTER SEMESTER

 HALACHA COURSE

KISUI ROSH

EXPLORE THE SOURCES BEHIND THE WHO, WHAT, WHERE & WHY OF HAIR COVERING 

8 Week Course

Developed by: Mrs Menucha Schwartz 

Registration Deadline: December 28

Early Bird Special: 15% OFF if you register before December 14

20% Discount for Chai Club members and High School Chidon alumni!

Course Description:

This course will explore everything you ever wanted to know about hair covering; the original source for Kisui Rosh in the Torah, who is obligated to do it, how much hair they are required to cover, where the obligation applies, and the spiritual significance of the mitzvah. You'll gain an understanding of how these halachos developed by studying the original halachic sources in the Mishna, Gemara, Rishonim, and Acharonim. You will walk away with a profound appreciation for the mitzvah of Kisui Rosh, a deeper understanding of the halachic process and basic tools to tackle any halachic text on your own.

COURSE OPTIONS

This Course Includes:

 

 
 

Course Requirements:

Attendance and punctuality are extremely important in order for participants to get the most out of our courses. Students are expected to be on time to classes and to attend a minimum of 7 out of 8 classes. (If for any reason you are unable to attend a class, please notify us at least 24 in advance.)

 

*Full payment is required upon registering for the course. However, you have an option to try the first class for a value of $15. If you decide that you do not want to continue, you have until the day before the next class to let us know, and we will send you a refund. After the first class, all students who continue are committed to participating in the full course.

LIVE VIRTUAL COURSE

This includes:

Access to our virtual classroom each week.

A textbook which will be mailed to your home.

Access to recordings of each class. 

Dates and Time: Mondays, 7:30-9:30pm

Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22

Location: Virtual! 

Eastern and Pacific times available.

Cost: $120

Class Structure:

This course is split into six segments, each tackling a different aspect of hair covering. Each segment will be covered in 1-2 classes. 
Each two-hour class will be split in half with a 10-minute break in between. Each segment of the evening will begin with the teacher introducing the texts to be studied. The students will then study the text in chavrusas with the aid of the provided textbooks and conclude with a review and discussion with the teacher.

Our Teachers:

Zeldy Friedman is a Crown Heights resident with seven years of experience teaching high school and adult level Torah classes. She is passionate about women’s learning and leadership, and was one of the founding members of the Batsheva Learning Center. Her teaching style is focused on building skills and empowering her students to take ownership of the text. She is excited to be working with BLC once again, bringing you a virtual learning experience that is both challenging and rewarding.

(Eastern Time Instructor)

Hadassah Shemtov co-founded Batsheva Learning Center in 2015 and continues to shape the organization’s vision and direct its ongoing activities. She is passionate about education and excited about creating innovative learning opportunities for women. She lives in Los Angeles where she teaches Gemara and Chumash to high school girls. 

(Pacific Time Instructor)

Course Requirements:

Attendance and punctuality are extremely important in order for participants to get the most out of our courses. Students are expected to be on time to classes and to attend a minimum of 7 out of 8 classes. (If for any reason you are unable to attend a class, please notify us at least 24 in advance.)

 

*Full payment is required upon registering for the course. However, you have an option to try the first class for a value of $15. If you decide that you do not want to continue, you have until the day before the next class to let us know, and we will send you a refund. After the first class, all students who continue are committed to participating in the full course.

 

STUDY IT ON YOUR OWN

This includes:

Conversations with our course writer.

A textbook which will be mailed to your home.

Partner with a chavrusa or create your study group. You'll receive a textbook and access to a group chat where our course writer will be available to answer any questions you have.

Registering for 5 or more people? Click here to ask us about our special group rates.

Cost: $60