Yeshivat Talpiot an egalitarian religious yeshiva in Israel. In the midst of the cultural revival taking place in Jerusalem today, Yeshivat Talpiot is creating a unique blend of commitment to religious study and practice and the values of feminism, democracy, and human rights.
At Yeshivat Talpiot we teach our students to think critically, to read ancient texts in an authentic and relevant way, and to take responsibility for shaping Israeli society. By empowering our students to think creatively about community and to become change agents, we are shaping a multi-vocal religious alternative in Jerusalem and beyond.
New At Yeshivat Talptiot
Yeshivat Talpiot and Atzum (Justice Works) launch Takum Jerusalem: a global activist beit midrash
Yeshivat Talpiot and ATZUM (Justice Works) are launching a global activist beit midrash. TAKUM is a nine-month project of learning and activist doing focused on issues of human dignity and social justice. Along with cohorts from Boston, L.A., NYC and London, we will engage in the study of classic and contemporary Jewish and other texts, while volunteering in our local communities.
This first year’s topic will be “Power, Responsibility and Privilege”, exploring the human rights issues raised by immigrant and refugee status, gender inequality, consumption and distribution imbalance and food and water insufficiency
TAKUM includes a twice monthly beit midrash study in each local city. Students will have the opportunity to study online on a weekly basis with peers (havrutot) from around the world. All members of the cohort will be required to volunteer with organization dealing with social justice issues.
In addition to the text study, the beit midrash will welcome welcome activists and community organizers to share their insight on the field. Each cohort will also have a chance to learn from the internationally respected teachers from the different partnering organizations.
Our global partners are: The Center for Global Judaism at Hebrew College in Boston, Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn, – New North London Synagogue in London.
In Jerusalem the classes will be offered in Hebrew. Pass the word on to your friends in Jerusalem For more information contact Shoshana Cohen, CohenShoshana@gmail.com