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Paired Learning

A new, fun, and easy way to learn with your Bet Torah Family

 

**Important Updates about the Paired Learning Program**     Read More

Work schedule preventing you from participating in Jewish learning?  Car pool, kids’ sports practices, and hectic life in general keeping you from exploring the questions about Judaism you always wanted to ask?  Curious about topics as diverse as secular Jewish culture, Jewish life cycle ceremonies, and what G-d, prophecy, and free will mean to us as Jews?   Or perhaps you have always wanted an introduction to the Jewish bookshelf. 

If so, please consider taking part in an exciting new program at Bet Torah that we will be rolling out in the coming months. 

The program is called “Bet Torah Paired Learning,” and it promises to be a fun, exciting, and easy way for Bet Torah members to connect with one another or family members while learning a topic of your choice.  It does not matter whether you work in the City or spend your daytime hours driving the kids all over Northern Westchester.  Each study pair will select when and how it wants to meet (whether in person at Starbucks, at Bet Torah, on a hike, or via Skype, FaceTime or Google Hangout), each week’s materials will be available on line, and each study session will require little or no outside reading. 

The program will kick off with a group orientation in the January-February 2017 time period and will end with a bang (and wine, cheese, and cheesecake) on May 30, 2017, the night before Shavuot, a day Jews traditionally devote to study, when we will all share what we have learned.  In between, we will have spread 10 weeks of learning over a 14-week period.  The pace will be relaxed, the material will be fascinating, plenty of guidance will be available, and the typical barriers to participation in programs of this sort – competing schedules, geography, and high cost (the fee for all 10 weeks will be between $36 - $180, based on ability to pay) – will be eliminated.   

If you are considering joining this program or you would just like more information, please email Rabbi Koffman, [email protected] who will be our in-house program director, or Michael Gordon, [email protected] who will be coordinating the program.

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