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?


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.


Find out about options to join our upcoming course.



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



“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






8 Week Course

Taught by: Mrs. Natalie Rice & Mrs. Zisi Zirkind

Online and in-person classes available, EST and PAC times.

(Click here for dates.)

Cost: $150

Registration Deadline: September 5

Early Bird Special:  $120 if you register before August 26 with code EARLYBIRD

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


This Course Includes:

Access to our virtual classroom each week.

A textbook which will be mailed to your home.

Access to recordings of each class. 

Course Description:

Klalei Hachinuch Vihahadracha is amongst the most practical and relevant texts that the Frierdiker Rebbe authored. In a thorough and comprehensive manner, it walks us through the fundamental keys of education, teaching us how to influence others in a way that speaks to the individual. Our in depth analysis of the text will allow you to discover the beauty of the Frierdiker Rebbe's uniquely poetic and impassioned language while also exploring deep chassidic concepts. You will walk out with the inspiration and the tools to become a more impactful educator, as well as the skills to tackle any chassidic text on your own! 

About the Instructors:

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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 our newest course this fall.

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Mrs. Zisi Zirkind grew up in Los Angeles and has been teaching Chassidus to both high school students and adults for the past seven years. She enjoys learning, analyzing and teaching Chassidic texts in a way that is both thought-provoking and relevant. Zisi lives in LA with her husband and three children and is excited to teach our upcoming Chassidus Course!

Class Structure

This maamar is split into 17 chapters. The course will cover roughly two chapters per week. Each session will incorporate chavrusa learning, in which you will study the original text of the maamar with the help of the provided textbooks, followed by an interactive discussion with the instructor.

Basic Hebrew reading and translation skills are required for this 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 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.

Course Dates:

Brooklyn In-person Dates:
SUNDAYS October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21 

Los Angeles In-person Dates:

MONDAYS October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22

Online EST Dates:
TUESDAYS October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23

Online PST Dates:
WEDNESDAYS October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24