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Center for Adult Jewish Learning

Exodus in the Original: Fall 2022


November 09, 2022


1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT


Want to deepen your Torah learning? Join educator Lara Haft as we study the Book of Exodus in the original Hebrew. In this online, text-based workshop, we will develop skills in reading and translating Biblical Hebrew while discussing themes such as resistance, freedom, trauma, and Jewish peoplehood.

This course is appropriate for beginners (must be able to pronounce the aleph-bet) and intermediate students who wish to develop skills as independent Torah learners.

Class Details:

This is a 6-session class that meets online via Zoom on Wednesday afternoons, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time, November 2 – December 21, 2022. Register to attend.

Exodus in the Original is a year-long class series, with four rounds offered between Fall 2022 and Summer 2023. The rounds are designed to provide a progressive learning experience for returning students as well as an opportunity for new students to join in easily when a new round begins. View details for all 4 rounds being offered in the series here.

Contact Brigid Goggin at bgoggin@tisrael.org with questions.


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.