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London School of Jewish Studies

Courses and events

  • Term Courses

    Kollel

    Starting date: Tuesday 5 January 2016 8:00 pm

    The LSJS Bet Midrash for Men

    Do you want to improve your learning in a traditional Yeshiva-style setting? The Bet Midrash is for men with some …

    Rabbi Eliezer Zobin, | 14 weeks

  • Short Courses

    uncovered

    Starting date: Monday 18 January 2016 8:00 pm

    Uncovered?

    A new mini-course exploring the issues of women’s hair covering. A fascinating course for both men and women. 18 January…

    Lindsay Simmonds, | 3 weeks

  • Term Courses

    Vilna Gaon

    Starting date: Monday 18 January 2016 8:00 pm

    The Vilna Gaon

    Discover the life of one the greatest and most enigmatic rabbis of all time. The Vilna Gaon (commonly referred to…

    Rabbi Michael Pollak, | 7 weeks

  • Year Courses

    Sages & Dreamers

    Starting date: Monday 18 January 2016 1:00 pm

    Sages & Dreamers

    Never dull and always dramatic, our tradition is overflowing with people coping with extraordinary experiences. Each week you will study…

    Maureen Kendler, Rabbi David Mason, Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum, Tim Cowen, Yaacov Finn, Barry Kleinberg, | 7 weeks

  • Year Courses

    haftarah club

    Starting date: Monday 18 January 2016 8:00 pm

    The Haftara Club

    The Haftara comprises of selected readings of the Prophets specifically chosen by the Rabbis to accompany the weekly reading of…

    Debbie Meyer, Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz, Barry Kleinberg, Maureen Kendler, Rabbi David Mason, Yaacov Finn, | 7 weeks

  • Year Courses

    Modern Jewish Literature

    Starting date: Monday 18 January 2016 10:00 am

    Modern Jewish Literature

    An eclectic spin around the Jewish world looking at adventure and stories from home and away, the exotic and the…

    Maureen Kendler, | 7 weeks

  • Term Courses

    midrasha logo

    Starting date: Monday 18 January 2016 9:30 am

    Monday Morning Midrasha

    This is a chance to learn in a friendly and welcoming environment. Each session starts with chevruta providing you with…

    Rabbi Dr Harvey Belovski, Lauren Levin, | 8 weeks

  • Term Courses

    Esther

    Starting date: Tuesday 19 January 2016 1:00 pm

    Esther – The Real History of Purim

    Where exactly was the palace of Achashverosh? Why did he treat Vashti so contemptuously? What was the culture of the…

    Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum, | 7 weeks

  • Term Courses

    A Jewish Guide to the New Testament

    Starting date: Tuesday 19 January 2016 8:00 pm

    A Jewish Guide to the New Testament

    This special course reveals the Jewish context of the New Testament. You will learn how the early Christian community grew…

    Barry Kleinberg, | 7 weeks

  • Term Courses

    Esther

    Starting date: Tuesday 19 January 2016 8:00 pm

    Esther – The Real History of Purim

    Where exactly was the palace of Achashverosh? Why did he treat Vashti so contemptuously? What was the culture of the…

    Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum, | 7 WEEKS

  • Term Courses

    midrasha logo

    Starting date: Tuesday 19 January 2016 8:00 pm

    From Gemara to Halacha

    Studying contemporary issues, focusing on medical and business topics Rabbi Belovski will facilitate independent learning skills (8-9pm) and then present…

    Rabbi Dr Harvey Belovski, | 8 weeks

  • Term Courses

    A Jewish Guide to the New Testament

    Starting date: Wednesday 20 January 2016 10:00 am

    A Jewish Guide to the New Testament

    This special course reveals the Jewish context of the New Testament. You will learn how the early Christian community grew…

    Barry Kleinberg, | 7 WEEKS

  • Term Courses

    Science & Judaism

    Starting date: Wednesday 20 January 2016 8:00 pm

    Science vs. Judaism

    Ever since the dawn of civilisation, mankind has contemplated the nature of the universe. Science and Religion offer very different…

    Rabbi Dr Moshe Freedman, | 7 weeks

  • Term Courses

    midrasha logo

    Starting date: Thursday 21 January 2016 9:30 am

    Mum’s Midrasha

    A new baby-friendly learning programme taught by Rebbetzen Lauren Levin on the concept and practice of Hilchot Kashrut. It will …

    Lauren Levin, | 8 weeks

  • Lunchtime

    midrasha logo

    Thursday 21 January 2016 1:00 pm

    Midrasha Lunch and Learn

    Enjoy a delicious lunch and shiur providing you with plenty to say at the Shabbat Table   This term is…

    Lindsay Simmonds, | 8 weeks

  • Short Courses, Term Courses

    Judaism & Christianity

    Starting date: Wednesday 27 January 2016 8:00 pm

    Judaism & Christianity

    Discover the history, theological and political issues of what divides and unites Jews and Christians today. To mark the 50…

    Rabbi Dr Harvey Belovski, Rabbi David Mason, | 3 weeks

  • Short Courses

    Dybbuk

    Starting date: Tuesday 23 February 2016 8:00 pm

    Dybbuk

    This course explores the extraordinary phenomenon of a Dybbuk: a dead soul that possesses a living body and can only…

    Maureen Kendler, | 3 weeks

  • Single Session

    jfs funky

    Wednesday 24 February 2016 5:30 pm

    Get into Secondary teaching

    Are you thinking about becoming a Secondary school teacher (French or Spanish)? Discover what life is like as a Secondary…

    Jason Marantz, | one off

  • Tours

    natural

    Tuesday 1 March 2016 10:30 am

    Natural History Museum Tour – Tuesday 1st March

    The Natural History Museum houses over 70 million specimens, from microscopic slides to mammoth skeletons. Should traditional Jews feel challenged…

    Simon Goulden, | Tour

  • Tours

    natural

    Sunday 6 March 2016 10:30 am

    Natural History Museum Tour – Sunday 6th March

    The Natural History Museum houses over 70 million specimens, from microscopic slides to mammoth skeletons. Should traditional Jews feel challenged…

    Simon Goulden, | TOUR

  • Tours

    british museum

    Tuesday 5 April 2016 10:00 am

    Pre-Pesach British Museum Tour – Tuesday 5 April

    Founded in 1753, the British Museum is one of the greatest museums in the world. It houses countless treasures from…

    Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum, | Tour

  • Tours

    british museum

    Thursday 7 April 2016 10:00 pm

    Pre-Pesach British Museum Tour – Thursday 7

    Founded in 1753, the British Museum is one of the greatest museums in the world. It houses countless treasures from…

    Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum, | TOUR

  • Tours

    british museum

    Sunday 17 April 2016 10:30 am

    Pre-Pesach British Museum Tour – Sunday 17 April

    Founded in 1753, the British Museum is one of the greatest museums in the world. It houses countless treasures from…

    Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum, | TOUR

  • Year Courses

    S&D

    Starting date: Monday 7 March 2016 1:00 pm

    Sages & Dreamers

    Explore a range of captivating Biblical & Talmudic personalities Never dull, always dramatic, our tradition is overflowing with people coping…

    Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum, Maureen Kendler, Tim Cowen, Rabbi Yaacov Finn, Julie Apfel, Leya Landau, | 7 weeks

  • Tours

    National-Gallery-London1

    Tuesday 26 January 2016 10:30 am

    National Gallery Bible Tour

    In this tour we will look at the paintings from a Jewish point of view and address questions such as:…

    Maureen Kendler, | TOUR

  • Tours

    National-Gallery-London1

    Sunday 24 January 2016 10:30 am

    National Gallery Bible Tour – Sunday 24 January

    In this tour we will look at the paintings from a Jewish point of view and address questions such as:…

    Maureen Kendler, | Tour

  • Single Session, Special Events

    IMG_0070_edited-1-1

    Wednesday 6 January 2016 1:00 pm

    Primary Teacher Training Taster Afternoon

    Discover what life is like as a primary school trainee teacher. Gain expert advice on how to start to your…

    Jason Marantz, | One-Off

  • Single Session, Special Events

    Start the year with a shuir

    Sunday 3 January 2016 8:00 pm

    Start the year with a shiur 2016

    Pre-registration is closed – YOU CAN STILL COME ON THE NIGHT (£10, students £7) The traditional way for LSJS to…

    Joe Wolfson, Maureen Kendler, | One Off

  • Special Events

    teacher

    Tuesday 22 December 2015 9:30 am

    Primary Teacher Training Taster Morning

    Discover what life is like as a primary school trainee teacher. Gain expert advice on how to start to your…

    Jason Marantz, | One-off

  • Tours

    g_hector_v_achilles

    Sunday 13 December 2015 10:00 am

    British Museum Chanukah Tour – Sundays

    The 260-year old British Museum is home to countless treasures of human history. A tour of its collection on ancient…

    Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum, | Tour

  • Tours

    g_hector_v_achilles

    Wednesday 9 December 2015 10:00 am

    British Museum Chanukah Tour – Wednesday

    The 260-year old British Museum is home to countless treasures of human history. A tour of its collection on ancient…

    Michelle Sint, | Tour

  • Tours

    g_hector_v_achilles

    Monday 7 December 2015 10:00 am

    British Museum Chanukah tour – Monday

    The 260-year old British Museum is home to countless treasures of human history. A tour of its collection on ancient…

    Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum, | Tour

  • Special Events

    mirvis

    Thursday 5 November 2015 8:00 pm

    Remembering Har Nof

    Please join us for a meaningful evening with the Chief Rabbi to mark the yahrzeit of the Har Noff attack,…

    Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, | One-Off

  • Tours

    geniza

    Wednesday 4 November 2015 12:30 pm

    Taylor-Schechter Cairo Genizah Collection

    This is your chance to discover up close, some of documents recovered from the Cairo Genizah. Includes a talk by…

    Yaacov Finn, | One - Off

  • Term Courses

    islam

    Starting date: Tuesday 3 November 2015 10:00 am

    Jewish Guide to Islam

    Developments in the world today make it more necessary than ever to understand other faiths, particularly Islam. The media often…

    Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz, | 7 weeks

  • Year Courses

    rabbis

    Starting date: Sunday 1 November 2015 8:00 pm

    Great Rabbinic Personalities

    PLEASE NOTE- TERM 1 HAS BEEN CANCLED DUE TO ILLNESS   This year, discover 3 great Rabbis. Learn about their…

    Rabbi Michael Pollak, Glenn Bezalel, | 21 weeks

  • Term Courses

    censorship

    Starting date: Wednesday 28 October 2015 10:00 am

    Censorship In Judaism

    How have the writings of great sages been censored to protect people from ideas they may not be ready for?…

    Barry Kleinberg, | 7 weeks

  • Term Courses

    europe

    Starting date: Wednesday 28 October 2015 8:00 pm

    Europe & Her Jews

    There can be no effective understanding of the contemporary Jewish world without an awareness of the history and achievements of…

    Richard Goldstein, | 7 weeks

  • Term Courses

    in depth web

    Starting date: Tuesday 27 October 2015 1:00 pm

    Elijah – The Ultimate Man of Mystery

    Eliyahu is a prophet like no other. The ultimate man of mystery; he arrives in a storm, acts in a…

    Debbie Meyer, | 7 weeks

  • Term Courses

    censorship

    Starting date: Tuesday 27 October 2015 8:00 pm

    Censorship in Judaism

    How have the writings of great sages been censored to protect people from ideas they may not be ready for?…

    Barry Kleinberg, | 7 weeks

  • Term Courses

    in depth web

    Starting date: Tuesday 27 October 2015 8:00 pm

    Elijah – The Ultimate Man of Mystery

    Eliyahu is a prophet like no other. The ultimate man of mystery; he arrives in a storm, acts in a…

    Debbie Meyer, | 7 weeks/

  • Year Courses

    in depth web

    Starting date: Tuesday 27 October 2015 1:00 pm

    In-Depth Tanach

    This course will enable you to take your study of Tanach to the next level. Three central figures, and the…

    Debbie Meyer, Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum, Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz, | 21 weeks

  • Year Courses

    in depth web

    Starting date: Tuesday 27 October 2015 8:00 pm

    In Depth Tanach

    This course will enable you to take your study of Tanach to the next level. Three central figures, and the…

    Debbie Meyer, Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz, Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum, | 21 weeks

  • Year Courses

    Haftara

    Starting date: Monday 26 October 2015 8:00 pm

    The Haftara Club

    The Haftara comprises of selected readings of the Prophets specifically chosen by the Rabbis to accompany the weekly reading of…

    Yaacov Finn, Tim Cowen, Maureen Kendler, Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum, Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz, Debbie Meyer, | 21 weeks

  • Year Courses

    mod lit

    Starting date: Monday 26 October 2015 10:00 am

    Modern Jewish Literature: From Russia to Israel

    Modern Jewish Literature at LSJS is a unique exploration into the modern Jewish books that really matter. What books have…

    Maureen Kendler, | 21 weeks

  • Year Courses

    big issues

    Starting date: Wednesday 21 October 2015 8:00 pm

    The Big Issues

    What is the argument concerning the age and authorship of the Bible all about? What has changed in the Torah…

    Rabbi Dr Harvey Belovski, Rabbi Yoni Birnbaum, Rabbi Dr Moshe Freedman, | 21 weeks

  • Term Courses

    tanach

    Starting date: Wednesday 21 October 2015 8:00 pm

    The Patchwork Bible

    Responding to Bible Criticism in  an Age of Reason   In this course, Rabbi Belovski will explore some of the thorniest …

    Rabbi Dr Harvey Belovski, | 7 weeks

  • Special Events

    Print

    Tuesday 20 October 2015 8:00 pm

    A Taste of Shabbat

    A one night ShabbatUK special programme at LSJS for the whole community You may turn up on the evening  This…

    Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum, Debbie Meyer, Maureen Kendler, Rabbi Dr Harvey Belovski, Ilana Epstein, Yaacov Finn, | Special Event

  • Year Courses

    Starting date: Tuesday 20 October 2015 10:00 am

    Bet with Emma

    At LSJS we offer you the chance to learn how to speak Hebrew, right in the heart of Hendon. Our…

    Emma Gould, | 28 weeks

  • Year Courses

    Kolot-14-EMB-1

    Starting date: Monday 19 October 2015 7:30 pm

    Kolot – Stanmore & Belmont

    What is Kolot? Kolot is an innovative programme for Year 7 Girls and their mothers, based on a model pioneered…

    Various, | 14 sessions

  • Year Courses

    Kolot-14-EMB-1

    Starting date: Monday 19 October 2015 7:30 pm

    Kolot – Hendon & Golders Green

    What is Kolot? Kolot is an innovative programme for Year 7 Girls and their mothers, based on a model pioneered…

    Various, | 14 sessions

  • Year Courses

    Kolot-14-EMB-1

    Starting date: Monday 19 October 2015 7:30 pm

    Kolot – Mill HIll & Edgware

    Special early bird price of £200 if you book before 1 September 2015 (£220 thereafter) What is Kolot? Kolot is…

    Various, | 14 sessions

  • Year Courses

    Kolot-14-EMB-1

    Starting date: Monday 19 October 2015 7:30 pm

    Kolot – Woodside park

    Special early bird price of £200 if you book before 1 September 2015 (£220 thereafter) What is Kolot? Kolot is…

    Various, | 14 sessions

  • Year Courses

    Kolot-14-EMB-1

    Starting date: Monday 19 October 2015 7:30 pm

    Kolot – Finchley & HGS

    Special early bird price of £200 if you book before 1 September 2015 (£220 thereafter) What is Kolot? Kolot is…

    Various, | 14 Sessions

  • Year Courses

    halacha

    Starting date: Monday 19 October 2015 8:00 pm

    How to Learn Halacha

    Join Rabbi David Mason as he takes you on the journey from the Torah all the way to modernity. Discover…

    Rabbi David Mason, | 21 weeks

  • Term Courses

    Womens-bet-mid

    Starting date: Monday 19 October 2015 9:30 am

    Monday Morning Midrasha

    Study traditional texts in-depth and develop your existing learning skills Mondays 9:30am-12:30pm (Shiur 11am-12:30pm) The programme combines chavruta learning with…

    Rabbi Yoni Birnbaum, Lauren Levin, Rabbi David Mason, | 8 weeks

  • Tours

    british museum

    Sunday 18 October 2015 10:00 am

    British Museum Noah Tour – Sunday

    Discover the fascinating parallels between the Biblical Flood and Tower of Babel stories, and those found in ancient Mesopotamian writings.…

    Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum, | tour

  • Year Courses

    aleph-bet 3

    Starting date: Wednesday 14 October 2015 10:00 am

    Hey Ulpan with Daphna

    At LSJS we offer you the chance to learn how to speak Hebrew, right in the heart of Hendon. Our…

    Daphna Witztum, | 28 weeks

  • Year Courses

    aleph-bet 3

    Starting date: Wednesday 14 October 2015 10:00 am

    Vav Ulpan with Aliza

    At LSJS we offer you the chance to learn how to speak Hebrew, right in the heart of Hendon. Our…

    Aliza Rubner, | 28 weeks

  • Year Courses

    aleph-bet 3

    Starting date: Wednesday 14 October 2015 8:00 pm

    Total Beginners’ Ulpan

    At LSJS we offer you the chance to learn how to speak Hebrew, right in the heart of Hendon. Our…

    Emma Gould, | 28 weeks

  • Year Courses

    tananch

    Starting date: Wednesday 14 October 2015 10:00 am

    The Tanach Course

    Discover an exotic world, lost under the shifting sands of time. From the lush Garden of Eden to the desolate…

    Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum, Maureen Kendler, Jacqueline Nicholls, Ariel Kahn, Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz, Rabbi Michael Laitner, Rabbi Yaacov Finn, Angela Gluck, Julie Apfel, Evelyn Stern, | 29 weeks

  • Special Events, Year Courses

    tananch

    Starting date: Wednesday 14 October 2015 8:00 pm

    The Tanach Course

    Discover an exotic world, lost under the shifting sands of time. From the lush Garden of Eden to the desolate…

    Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum, Maureen Kendler, Jacqueline Nicholls, Julie Apfel, Rabbi Michael Laitner, Rabbi Yaacov Finn, Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz, Angela Gluck, Evelyn Stern, Ariel Kahn, | 29 weeks

  • Tours

    british museum

    Wednesday 14 October 2015 10:00 am

    British Museum Noah Tour – Wednesday

    Discover the fascinating parallels between the Biblical Flood and Tower of Babel stories, and those found in ancient Mesopotamian writings.…

    Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum, | Tour

  • Year Courses

    aleph-bet 3

    Starting date: Tuesday 13 October 2015 10:00 am

    Bet Ulpan with Daphna

    To book please – click the Bet with Emma option on the right hand side  At LSJS we offer you…

    Daphna Witztum, | 28 weeks

  • Year Courses

    aleph-bet 3

    Starting date: Tuesday 13 October 2015 8:00 pm

    Gimmel Ulpan with Rina

    At LSJS we offer you the chance to learn how to speak Hebrew, right in the heart of Hendon. Our…

    Rina Gurvitz, | 28 weeks

  • Year Courses

    aleph-bet 3

    Starting date: Tuesday 13 October 2015 10:00 am

    Hey Ulpan with Emma

    At LSJS we offer you the chance to learn how to speak Hebrew, right in the heart of Hendon. Our…

    Emma Gould, | 28 weeks

  • Year Courses

    mens BM

    Starting date: Tuesday 13 October 2015 8:00 pm

    LSJS Bet Midrash for Men

    The Bet Midrash is for men with some background in learning and runs for a manageable four hours every week. …

    Rabbi Eliezer Zobin, | 35 weeks

  • Tours

    british museum

    Tuesday 13 October 2015 10:00 am

    British Museum Noah Tour Tuesday

    Discover the fascinating parallels between the Biblical Flood and Tower of Babel stories, and those found in ancient Mesopotamian writings.…

    Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum, | Tour

  • Year Courses

    aleph-bet 3

    Starting date: Monday 12 October 2015 10:00 am

    Daled Ulpan with Daphna

    If this class is full, please call the office to place your name on a waiting list   At LSJS…

    Daphna Witztum, | 28 weeks

  • Single Session, Special Events

    Big+bang

    Monday 12 October 2015 8:00 pm

    Torah vs. Secular Knowledge

    Torah vs. Secular Knowledge: Compatibility or Conflict? The opening verses of Genesis seem to portray a picture of the world’s…

    Professor Elliott Malamet, | One-Off

  • Special Events

    ellul

    Sunday 20 September 2015 8:00 pm

    Chief Rabbi’s Lecture

    We have had an amazing response to this lecture. We are nearly at full capacity. There will be a few …

    Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, | One-Off

  • Single Session, Special Events

    Vintage weighing scales

    Tuesday 8 September 2015 8:00 pm

    Are some sins worse than others?

    Repentance priorities according to the Sages How can we realistically improve ourselves in the lead up to Yom Kippur? By…

    Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum, | One-Off

  • Single Session, Special Events

    tefila

    Tuesday 1 September 2015 8:00 pm

    Prayer for atheists?

    Buber Levinas & the pursuit of transformative tefillah There may or may not be atheists in foxholes, but lots of…

    Dr Tamra Wright, | one-off

  • Special Events

    Tea&-torah

    Saturday 23 May 2015 10:00 pm

    Tea and Torah 5775/2015

    This Shavuot: Join the worldwide learning programme   Tea and Torah is a Shavuot project organised by LSJS (The London…

    Yaacov Finn, | Special event

  • Short Courses

    seder-special

    Starting date: Wednesday 11 March 2015 1:00 pm

    Make your Seder Special

    New meaningful readings of the Haggadah This course is packed with great new ideas to transform your Pesach. Using traditional…

    Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum, | 3 weeks

  • Special Events

    pesach

    Wednesday 11 March 2015 8:00 pm

    Old Haggadot for New Audiences

    If you think you know the haggadah—think again! Explore the hidden world and the secret language of the medieval haggadot…

    Marc Michael Epstein, | One Off

  • Short Courses

    seder-special

    Starting date: Tuesday 10 March 2015 8:00 pm

    Make your Seder Special

    New meaningful readings of the Haggadah This course is packed with great new ideas to transform your Pesach. Using traditional…

    Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum, | 3 weeks

  • Term Courses

    midrasha logo

    Starting date: Thursday 15 January 2015 1:00 pm

    The Midrasha Lunch and Learn

    The Judi Back Women’s Institute for Torah Studies THE MIDRASHA IS FUNDED IN MEMORY OF JUDI BACK Z”L The Midrasha…

    Lindsay Simmonds, | 11 weeks

  • Term Courses

    Mikraot_Gedolot1

    Starting date: Monday 12 January 2015 9:30 am

    Women’s In-Depth Bet Midrash

    Study traditional texts in-depth and develop your existing learning skills The programme combines chevruta leaning with challenging shiurim and tackles…

    Rabbi Dr Harvey Belovski, Rabbi Joseph Dweck, Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum, Rabbi Eliezer Zobin, | 8 weeks