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

Learn in a virtual classroom with an experienced instructor​.

 

TEXTBOOKS

Buy a 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

 

FALL SEMESTER

CHASSIDUS COURSE

HEICHALTZU

HOW TO MAKE SPACE FOR THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU

8 Week Course

Developed and taught by: Mrs Natalie Rice

Dates and Time: 7:30-9:30pm - October 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, December 6

Location: Virtual!

Registration Deadline: September 30th

($30 late fee if register after the deadline)

Cost: $120

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

Course Description:

"Heichaltzu" is a fundamental maamar of the Rebbe Rashab that offers a practical and relatable approach to the mitzvah of ahavas yisrael. It discusses the root of our inability to get along with other people and how that expresses itself in every area of our lives. 

 

This 8-week certification course will give you a thorough exploration of the text of this maamar, allowing you to discover the depth and beauty of the Rashab's original words. You will walk out with a mastery of many fundamental concepts in chassidus, as well as the tools to tackle any text of chassidus on your own.

About the Instructor:

Natalie Rice grew up in London and moved to New York after completing her MA in Philosophy at Cambridge University. She has been teaching in various capacities for over 10 years, and is currently teaching high school English, as well as adult chassidus classes. She is also a freelance editor and writer. Natalie has taught many chassidus classes for Batsheva Learning Center in the past and is excited to teach Heichaltzu for the second time this fall. 

This Course Includes:

A textbook with keywords, references, summaries, and guiding questions, which will be mailed to your home.

Access to our virtual classroom each week.

Access to recordings of each class.

(You will need to bring/purchase your own sefer for this course. Click here for a link to where you can purchase the sefer.)
 

Class Structure:

The course will cover the first 16 chapters of the maamar Heichaltzu; 2 chapters per week. Each session will be split in half, spending roughly one hour on each chapter. For each one-hour segment of the class, the instructor will first introduce the chapter, then split the students into breakout rooms with an assigned chavrusa where they will study the chapter inside with the aid of the provided textbooks. The class will then regroup for a review and discussion with the 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.