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Classes for Students

MIT Hillel's Orthodox Educator, JJ Kimche, teaches three classes throughout the week. These classes are taught as individual units; you can drop in and out of any class, on any week, as you see fit.

929 Tanakh: The 929 Project is open for all levels and learns through 5 chapters of Tanakh per week. We generally choose one of the chapters of the previous week, and analyze the text carefully in order to deduce its historical, philosophical, and spiritual content. The text is read in Hebrew and immediately translated into English.

Great Debates in Jewish Philosophy: Each week we study a different important debate in the history of Jewish thought. We generally analyze two adversarial texts from within the Jewish canon and proceed to discuss the advantages and disadvantages for each position. Texts are in English and are open for all levels. 

Parsha and Parshanim: This is a slightly more advanced class, more appropriate for those who have a basic background in Chumash and Parshanim. In this class we take a look at a segment from the week's Torah portion and analyze it through the lens of the medieval and modern commentators. Texts are mainly in Hebrew, as no translation exists for most of these texts.

For more informaiton, email JJ here: jkimche@mit.edu.

Torah on Tap/Torah and Takeout: Monthly GradHillel Torah class taught by Rabbi Fisher on a variety of topics such as Marriage and Divorce in Jewish Law and Conceptions of God. 

For more information, email Natalie here: nyosipo@mit.edu.

Jewish Learning Fellowship (JLF): JLF is a 10-week experiential, conversational seminar for students looking to deepen their understanding of Judaism on their own terms. We’re interested in asking big questions. You know, the big stuff — like Who am I? What communities am I a part of? What is worth committing myself to, and why? And we don’t purport to have any of the big answers...certainly not for anyone else. New classes get created each semester.

MIT Hillel

Phone: 617-253-2982
Email: hillel@mit.edu

MIT Hillel
Muriel and Norman B. Leventhal
Center for Jewish Life

40 Massachusetts Ave, Building W11
Cambridge, MA 02139

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