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Center for Adult Jewish Learning

Bereshit B’Ivrit, Reading the Book of Genesis in Hebrew


November 30, 2021


1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT


Want to deepen your Torah learning? Join educator Lara Haft as we study the Book of Genesis in the original Hebrew. In this online, text-based workshop, we will develop reading fluency and comprehension in Hebrew while discussing themes such as destiny, family dynamics, and gender. This 8-week session is appropriate for beginners (must be able to pronounce the aleph-bet) and intermediate students who wish to develop skills as independent Torah learners.

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Meets weekly on Tuesdays, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

8 sessions, October 26 – December 14, 2021

This is an online class via Zoom. 

This class is offered as part of the “Bible, Rabbinics, and History” category of learning. To learn more, contact Brigid Goggin at bgoggin@tisrael.org

About the Instructor: Lara Haft is a Jewish educator based in Jerusalem. Originally from Rockville, Maryland, Lara teaches Biblical, Rabbinic, and Modern Hebrew to students of all ages. As an undergraduate student at Duke University, they researched Hebrew Bible from an academic perspective, with a focus on gender studies. Since then, Lara has studied Torah at Hebrew College, Drisha, the Conservative Yeshiva, and the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. Currently, Lara is a fellow at Beit Midrash Har-El in Jerusalem and a (remote) Education Intern at Temple Israel. They are passionate about liberation theology and love connecting Torah to the pressing issues of our times; in particular, they write and teach about migration, borders, and nationhood in Jewish texts. Lara is currently researching and co-writing a book on the pedagogy of Talmud with Rabbi Dr. Daniel Reifman. In their spare time, Lara loves cooking and learning languages. 

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