The Olami Crash Course series is an opportunity for you to gain a deep understanding on a broad array of Jewish topics in a very short amount of time. Facilitated by expert educators, each course is made up of 5 classes, an hour a week for five weeks. 

For any queries or access to recorded lessons please email Rabbi Klatzko.


Rebbetzin Rivka Malka Perlman



Customs, Issues and Trends in Jewish life and the female role from a woman’s perspective


Educator: Rebbetzin Rivka Malka Perlman

5 Classes:  May 25th – June 22nd 

Mondays: 4:00pm – 5:00pm


  • Class 1: And nothing but the Truth. What is the truth about women in Judaism?
  • Class 2: How the role of the modern Jewish woman is part of massive world change.
  • Class 3: Miriam, the leader of the Women and the formula for deeply accessing your own beauty.
  • Class 4:  All the M words… Modesty, Men and Marriage. Ancient wisdom made relevant to your life.
  • Class 5: The Powerful Gifts Given to Women and how to Use Them.

Rabbi Benzion Klatzko




Touching on the fundamentals of living a Jewish life from Philosophy to Practice


Educator:Rabbi Benzion Klatzko

5 Classes: May 25th – June 22nd 

Mondays: 5:00pm – 6:00pm


  • Class 1. Torah: Where is it from, who wrote it, and why is it Relevant? Everything you ever wanted to know about Judaism’s origin story.
  • Class 2. Midos: Defining Character Traits and it’s Value to Judaism and the World
  • Class 3. Shabbat: Why it’s Considered the Cornerstone of Judaism
  • Class 4. Mitzvot: Some Basic Commandments, Practices, and Customs. What, Where, and Why?
  • Class 5. Israel as a County and Ideal. Is it all Just Politics?

Devora Boroosan



Finding lasting meaning and fulfillment in the deep connections in our lives


Educator: Marriage Counselor Devora Boroosan

5 Classes: May 26th – June 23th 

Tuesdays: 4:00pm – 5:00pm


  • Class 1: Why You Want This. This class marries realism with optimism and gets to the bottom of why love matters.
  • Class 2: Next Level Communication. This class demystifies gender differences and explains the optimal communication methods for each one.
  • Class 3: Intimacy. The Torah’s views and suggestions  on the delights of physical closeness.
  • Class 4: Niddah. The true unbelievable brilliance of this organic relationship refresher and its benefits.
  • Class 5: Maintenance. This class emphasizes the needs and practical how to’s of keeping your relationship strong and loving every second of it!

Rabbi Gavriel Klatzko



A fascinating, critical course for anyone interested in studying or simply understanding the most iconic work in Judaic Oral Law. Taught for a wide variety of backgrounds, from beginners to advanced students, with simple-to-understand terminology, methodology and historical context.


Educator: Rabbi Gavriel Klatzko

5 Classes: May 26th – June 23rd

Tuesdays: 5:00pm – 6:00pm


  • Class 1: What is Torah Shaba’al Peh – (Oral Law). An overview of the Mishna and Talmud 
  • Class 2: The dynamics of a dispute. How is it possible for there to exist doubts and controversies in the well-kept traditions of the oral law? Why don’t we find earlier prophets quoted in the Talmud for their halachic opinions? Why don’t later ages ever argue with earlier sages? What do the sages mean in the dictum “Both opinions are the word of God?”
  • Class 3: what is the power of the Rabbis? Are they ever mistaken? What binds us to their enactments? Do the rabbis still have the enacting ability that they formerly had?
  • Class 4: Halacha and Aggada. How do present day poskim reach halachic conclusions to modern day queries? What’s the purpose of nitty gritty halacha? What’s  Aggada?are the stories real or parables?
  • Class 5: Experience an authentic, yeshiva style Talmudic discussion,  and learn some basic principles.

Rabbanit Shira Freedman



Letting compassion and forgiveness be a driving force in our relationships with others and ourselves


Educator: Rabbanit Shira Freedman

5 Classes: May 27th – June 24th 

Wednesdays: 4:00pm – 5:00pm


  • Class 1: A world of ‘Please’ and ‘Thank you’ – The constant quest to get our needs met (and to meet the needs of the ones we care about).
  • Class 2: The tip of the iceberg: we see so little of every picture, and it’s what we don’t see that sinks us. 
  • Class 3: Revisiting and revising past trauma through the lens of self-empathy. “It’s never too late to give yourself a happy childhood” – Mark Twain
  • Class 4: The useless emotions of shame, blame, and guilt: why we let ourselves go down the unproductive rabbit hole.
  • Class 5: A time to mourn, a time to celebrate: being in touch with where we are at and living fully in every moment.

Rabbi Benzion Klatzko



Learn the letters, pronunciations, script, numerical values, and hidden meaning behind the Alef Bet in 5 easy lessons


Educator: Rabbi Benzion Klatzko

5 Classes: May 27th – June 24th 

Wednesdays: 5:00pm – 6:00pm


  • Classes 1 – 5: We will go through the letters, end-of-letters, vowels, and with practice stringing together words.

Rabbi Raphael Klatzko



Demystifying the Rhythm of the Jewish Calendar by understanding the meanings and practices of the Jewish holidays


Educator: Rabbi Raphael Klatzko

5 Classes: June 4th – July 2nd 

Thursdays: 4:00pm – 5:00pm


  • Class 1. Passover;Birthday of the Jewish people. Shavuot, The greatest gift of all
  • Class 2. Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur seeking greatness.
  • Class 3. Sukkot. A loving embrace.
  • Class 4. Chanukah.The stubborn jew
  • Class 5. Purim. Life’s good.

Rabbi Elisha Klatzko



Understanding of the philosophy of the 16th century visionary, Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov, it’s impact on Judaism and the Chassidic masters that followed him.


Educator: Rabbi Elisha Klatzko

5 Classes: June 4th – July 2nd 

Thursdays: 5:00pm – 6:00pm


  • Class 1: Was the Bal shem Tov a real person? An inside look into the founder of Chassidus.
  • Class 2: Chasidus and Kabbalah- What’s the difference?
  • Class 3: Do Chassidim Worship their Rebbe? 
  • Class 4: Is Chassidus dead? A look at Neo-Chasidic Masters.
  • Class 5: What’s under the beard and peyot? An undercover view of an observant Chasid.

About the educators

Rivka Malka

Rivka Malka is an international speaker and life coach. She is a You Tube sensation and draws thousands that from her transformational messages. Rivka Malka is the Founder of the School for Coaching and Transformation, a self development school where she trains and certifies women in powerful coaching modalities. Her work with women and her compassionate understanding of their magnificent spiritual role is enlightening as well as practical. You will love her fun and fearless teaching style!

Rivka Malka

Rabbi Benzion Klatzko

Rabbi Benzion Klatzko received his rabbinic ordination from Mir Yeshiva and has served as a pulpit Rabbi in New York and New Jersey, as well as the campus Rabbi at UCLA. He currently serves as a Senior Manager of the Olami Organization and lectures at dozens of North American universities each year. Rabbi Klatzko is the founder of, the world's largest Jewish Social Network. He also founded the Akiva Trips to Israel and Poland. Rabbi Klatzko, his wife Shani, and their 11 children currently live in Monsey, New York, where hosting 80 or more people for Shabbos is the norm. He has been at the frontier of improving Jewish communal life for the past 30 years.

Rabbi Benzion Klatzko

Mrs. Devora Boroosan

Mrs. Devora Boroosan is a talented and multi-faceted educator with over three decades of experience in outreach, counseling, and teaching. For the past twenty-five years, she has served as the Rabbanit of Congregation Netzach Yisrael, a thriving Sephardic shul in Atlanta, Georgia. She teaches kallah classes, provides parenting, marriage, and relationship counseling to members and non-members alike, and is actively involved in communal outreach. Before moving to Atlanta, Mrs. Boroosan and her husband, Rabbi Yehuda Boroosan, directed the Vienna chapter of the Vaad L’Hatzalas Nidchei Yisrael, a program sponsored by the Agudas Yisrael designed to educate and acclimate Jewish Iranian refugees who were awaiting U.S. visas. Mrs. Boroosan is a certified relationship coach, and coaches clients in the United States and across the world, from Israel to the Cayman Islands. She has seven children and is the proud Nana of ten grandchildren.

Mrs. Devora Boroosan

Rabbi Gavriel Klatzko

Rabbi Gavriel Klatzko was a student of the world famous Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem and a close student of Rav Asher Arieli. Rabbi Gavriel has been the recipient of seven prestigious awards for his Talmudical understanding and expertise, including awards from Rabbi Reuven Feinstein, MTJ, and the Shafran Award. He has been a guest lecturer for the Yeshiva of Staten Island and has addressed Yeshivas Mir on three occasions. His passions include educating and clarifying little known dynamics of the oral law and developing in his students a love and respect for Talmudic study.

Rabbi Gavriel Klatzko

Rabbanit Shira Freedman

Rabbanit Shira Freedman is a writer and educator who lives on a farm in Pennsylvania with her husband and 5 children. She was the Rabbanit on the NYU campus for Meor for the past three years, when she birthed twins and gave up the busy city lifestyle for the slower country pace. Her main focus has been learning and educating about body positivity, Non-Violent Communication, and empowered parenting.

Rabbanit Shira Freedman

Rabbi Raphael Klatzko

Rabbi Raphael Klatzko has been educating students of all ages for over twenty five years. He was a pioneer in online Torah classes for Hadaf HaTomi and served as Rebbi at Yeshivot Tiferet Yerushalayim, Imrei Bina, Lev Aryeh and others. In addition to being a tour guide and a historian, he also functions as a certified life coach and pre-marital counselor.

Rabbi Raphael Klatzko

Rabbi Elisha Klatzko

Rabbi Elisha Klatzko has been studying classic Chasidic thought for four years including a wide variety of chassidic masters, their philosophies and teachings. Rabbi Elisha and his wife Shifra will be moving to Tallahassee, Florida this fall, where they have accepted the post as the on-campus Rabbi and Rebbeitzin for YEHUDI (an Olami affiliate) at FSU. Elisha is also an accomplished music composer and can commonly be found with dear friends, holy Seforim, and a guitar in hand.

Rabbi Elisha Klatzko