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Class Schedule 2020-21

Matan: the Sadie Rennert Women’s Institute for Torah Studies welcomes all women who seek to expand their knowledge and understanding of Torah to enroll in our broad and varied programs of study.  Students can choose classes according to their personal tastes and particular interests.

Please join us and grow in Torah learning

The 2021-22 academic year will begin on Sunday October 18, 2021.

You can make your payment with a foreign credit card. The amount paid will be deducted in dollars but the receipt will be in shekels.

Learn and Tour Course | A Tefillah Workshop

Rabbanit Shani Taragin & Rivi Frankel

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Monday 8:45-10:15 Yearlong

Rabbanit Shani Taragin & Rivi Frankel Tours with Shulie Mishkin

Learn and Tour Course: “ולעבדו בכל לבבכם”

When we approach the Beit Knesset, we have two books in hand – our Siddur and our Chumash. This year we will explore our connection between what we learn in Tanakh and what we pray in our Siddur. In the Chumash and Navi Hashem speaks to us, in the Siddur we talk to Hashem. In light of stories in Tanakh we will understand and appreciate how we talk to God.

We will divide the year by semester: In the first semester (taught by Rivi Frankel) we will focus on those who worshipped and prayed in the Tanakh – Avraham, Moshe, Chana, among others. In the second part of this course (taught by Shani Taragin) we will examine Mizmorei Tehillim and passages of Tanakh that have become incorporated in our regular Tefilla, thereby understanding our prayers more in depth.

The tours (with Shuli Mishkin) will take us through time and space to explore the creativity of prayer spaces.

  1. Development of the Synagogue: Migdal, Kfar Nachum, Korazim, Bet Alfa 8:30 – 18:00
  2. Jerusalem City of Synagogues #1: Past: Nahlaot, Italian Synagogue, Hechal Shlomo and museum 8:30 -14:30
  3. Jerusalem City of Synagogues #2: Present and Future: Hurva, Belz. 8:30-14:30
  4. Kabbalah, Prayer and Graves: Different Ways to God: Tzfat 8:30-18:00
  5. Creative Twists: Akko (Tunisian Synagogue, Ramchal Synagogue), Pekiin 8:30-18:00
  6. Golan: a Laboratory for Synagogues: Gamla, Um el Kanatir, new discoveries 8:00 – 19:00
Times
Monday
ל' בתשרי תשפ"א - ז' בתמוז תשפ"א
October 10, 2020 - June 17, 2021


Matan Jerusalem

Rashbag 30, Jerusalem

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Creation, Un-creation and Re-creation: Bresishit 5-11 – 2021

Dr. Yael Ziegler

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Wednesday 9:00-10:15 Yearlong

Bereishit 5-11 offers an account of humankind’s beginning. What do these chapters teach us about the Torah’s view of the cosmic order, the purpose of humans, the nature of a failed society, and the relationships between God and humans, man and woman, and brothers? We will employ midrashim, medieval parshanut, and literary tools in an attempt to mine these rudimentary and profound chapters for their lofty and universal messages.

Times
Wednesday
ל' בתשרי תשפ"א - ז' בתמוז תשפ"א
October 10, 2020 - June 17, 2021


Matan Jerusalem

Rashbag 30, Jerusalem

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Dr. Yael Ziegler
is a lecturer in Tanakh at Matan and at Herzog College. She grew up in Philadelphia and completed her B.A. at Stern College of Yeshiva University in New York. After making Aliyah in 1991, she completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in Tanakh at Bar Ilan University. Dr. Ziegler teaches Tanakh around the world, including in the USA, Canada, England, Switzerland, South Africa and Australia. She is the author of Ruth: From Alienation to Monarchy and Promises to Keep and her book on Megilat Eicha is due to be published in 2019.

Cycling Through Daf Yomi

Rabbanit Nechama Goldman Barash

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Wednesday 10:30-11:45 Yearlong

Jews around the world study the same page of Talmud each day as part of the 7-year cycle of the Daf Yomi. In this weekly class, we will review the key topics of the previous week’s seven pages, gaining an overview of the entire Talmud while also doing a deeper analysis of some of the core issues in that week’s text. We will gain insights into each Tractate being studied, and enjoy the benefits of moving through the Talmudic text with a “bird’s eye view” of the width and breadth of material covered and at a quicker pace. Whatever your background in Talmud, this shiur will allow you to connect to the worldwide phenomenon of Daf Yomi study, whether you learn the daf each day or just want to gain an overview of the entire Gemara.

Times
Wednesday
ל' בתשרי תשפ"א - ז' בתמוז תשפ"א
October 10, 2020 - June 17, 2021

Matan Jerusalem

Rashbag 30, Jerusalem

Price: 910 ILS
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Matan Jerusalem
Rabbanit Nechama Goldman Barash
is a graduate of Hilkhata, Matan's Advanced Halakhic Institute and is a certified Meshivat Halakha. In addition she is a Yoetzet Halakha, and a graduate of Matan’s Advanced Talmud Institute. She has an M.A. in Talmud from Bar-Ilan University. She is a graduate of Nishmat’s Yoetzet Halakha program as well as qualifying as a sex educator through Yahel and the Eden Center. She teaches contemporary Halakha and Talmud at Matan and Pardes, as well as teaching in Torah V'Avodah (TVA), a Bnei Akiva gap year program based in Matan. She is an active member of Beit Hillel and participates in interfaith dialogue through Roots, based in Gush Etzion.
Rabbanit Shani Taragin, Educational Director

Sefer Yehoshua – Succession and Settlement

Rabbanit Shani Taragin

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Wednesday 10:30-12:00 Yearlong

This year we will explore the challenges facing Yehoshua, successor to Moshe Rabbenu, as prophet, political and military leader of am Yisrael entering the Land of Israel. We will study the text of nevuah, accompanied by medieval and modern exegesis and the historiographical -prophetic messages. We will discuss issues presented in the narrative including: Divine intervention vs. human initiative, the relationship between the settlement of the tribes and their respective territories, individual choices vs. communal responsibilities, and the struggle to unify disparate tribes into a nation – then and now.

Times
Wednesday
ל' בתשרי תשפ"א - ז' בתמוז תשפ"א
October 10, 2020 - June 17, 2021

Matan Jerusalem

Rashbag 30, Jerusalem

Price: 910 ILS
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Matan Jerusalem
Rabbanit Shani Taragin
is a distinguished alumna of the Matan Beit Midrash program. She received her M.A. in Tanakh and Talmud from Bar Ilan University and is certified as a Halakhic Advisor.  Shani is the Educational Director of Matan’s Bellows Eshkolot Educators Institute for Tanakh and Jewish Studies and of the Morot L’Halakha program in Matan HaSharon and she is the curriculum coordinator for the Bnei Akiva-Matan Program (MTVA). In addition Shani teaches courses at Matan and other advanced women's Torah Institutes in Israel.

Experiments and failures in biblical leadership

Yael Leibowitz

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Wednesday 12:00-13:00 Yearlong

In this course, we will look at developments within the institutions of leadership in Israel throughout the Biblical Period. We will trace successes, failures, revolutions, and innovations all the while piecing together Tanakh’s timeless messages, and their enduring impact on the modern world.

Times
Wednesday
ל' בתשרי תשפ"א - ז' בתמוז תשפ"א
October 10, 2020 - June 17, 2021

Matan Jerusalem

Rashbag 30, Jerusalem

Price: 910 ILS
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Matan Jerusalem
Yael Leibowitz
has her M.A. in Judaic Studies from Columbia University. Prior to making Aliyah, Yael taught Tanakh in the Upper School of Ramaz, and then went on to join the Judaic Studies faculty at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women. She has taught Continuing Education courses at Drisha Institute for Jewish Education and served as Resident Scholar at the Jewish Center of Manhattan. She is currently teaching at Matan and Pardes as she continues her studies at Bar Ilan.

Rivalry and Reunion: The Joseph Narrative

Dr. Yosefa Wruble

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Thursday 8:45-10:00 Yearlong

(Breishit 37-50)

Times
Thursday
ל' בתשרי תשפ"א - ז' בתמוז תשפ"א
October 10, 2020 - June 17, 2021

Matan Jerusalem

Rashbag 30, Jerusalem

Price: 910 ILS
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Matan Jerusalem
Dr. Yosefa Wruble
holds a B.A. from Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University in Judaic Studies and creative writing; she has a teaching degree in Tanakh from Herzog College and is a graduate of Matan's Tanakh Scholars' Program.  Her Masters and doctoral studies have been completed at Bar-Ilan University's Bible department.  She is also a madrichat kallot trained by Matan and Merkaz Eden.

Parshat Hashavua: On Trauma and Healing

Dr. Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg

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Thursday 11:50-13:20 שנתי

How does a therapeutic model affect our understanding of the narratives of the Torah?

We will explore this using the lenses of midrashic, hassidic and psychoanalytic thought.

Times
Thursday
ל' בתשרי תשפ"א - ז' בתמוז תשפ"א
October 10, 2020 - June 17, 2021

Matan Jerusalem

Rashbag 30, Jerusalem

Price: 910 ILS
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Matan Jerusalem
Dr. Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg
teaches Parshat HaShavua at Matan and other Jerusalem venues. She holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from Cambridge University. She is an internationally sought after Bible teacher, and has published five well acclaimed books. She travels widely lecturing in Jewish, academic and psychoanalytic venues.

Single class – 2020

Single class

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Matan Jerusalem

Rashbag 30, Jerusalem

Price: 35 ILS
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Single Class – Summer program 2020

Single Class – Summer program 2020

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Matan Jerusalem

Rashbag 30, Jerusalem

Price: 45 ILS
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