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?

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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

 

SPRING SEMESTER
HALACHA COURSE

 

INSIGHTS INTO
HILCHOS NIDDAH

8 Week Course

Class options:

  • Brooklyn - Taught by Mrs. Chayale Tzukernik

Mondays,  7:45 - 9:30 PM EST 

February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28

  • Chicago - Taught by Mrs. Chava Goodman

Tuesdays,  8:30 - 10:00 PM CST

February 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

  • Los Angeles - Taught by Mrs. Hadassah Shemtov

Tuesdays,  8:00 - 9:30 PM PST 

February 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

  • Online - Taught by Mrs. Mushky Gershon 

Tuesdays,  8:00 - 9:30 PM EST 

February 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Cost: $150

Registration Deadline: January 23

Early Bird Special:  $120 if you register before January 2 with code EARLYBIRD

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

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EXAMINING THE HALACHIC AND
CHASSIDIC UNDERPINNINGS

Course Description:

This course will explore the original halachic sources in the Mishna, Gemara, Rishonim and Shulchan Aruch that lay the foundation for the laws of Niddah that we practice today. We will then delve into the laws from a spiritual perspective, understanding the symbolism of these core halachic concepts and how they are reflected in our relationship with G-d.

You will walk away with a profound appreciation for the mitzvah of Taharas Hamishpacha, a deeper understanding of the halachic process and basic tools to tackle any halachic text on your own.

Class Structure:

The first 3 lessons of the course will cover core halachic concepts related to Hilchos Niddah, based on a variety of halachic sources.The next two lessons will explore a fascinating Reshima that discusses the symbolism of these halachic concepts, and the last 3 lessons will cover a beautiful Maamar that explains the spiritual significance of every step of the Niddah process. Each class 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.

About the Instructors:

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Mrs. Chayale Tzukernik has ten years of experience teaching Tanya to high school girls and has taught many classes for Batsheva Learning Center in the past. She is passionate about teaching Chassidus and loves to make abstract concepts accessible and relatable. She is excited to be teaching our Niddah course in Brooklyn for the second time!

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Mrs. Chava Goodman lives in Chicago, IL with her husband and four children. She is passionate about teaching Chassidus and has taught many courses for Batsheva Learning Center in the past. She is looking forward to teaching our most popular course yet for the second time this spring in Chicago!

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Mrs. 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 to high school girls. She is excited to teach our most popular course yet in Los Angeles!

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Mrs. Mushky Gershon is a talented teacher who excels at fostering and building her students' independent learning skills. She taught our first beginners' Gemara course in New York and wrote one of our Halacha textbooks before moving to Chicago to start Chabad of South Loop. Mrs. Gershon has taught two Gemara courses for us since then and we are excited to have her back again to teach our online Niddah course!

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 hours 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 $30. 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.