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Every great tower is built on a solid foundation.

This level is meant to give you the context and the larger picture of Judaism. You already understand that Judaism is important and plays a key role in your life, you just want to know more about it.

Who are our ancestors, what contribution did they make to the world. What are the answers to some of the most pondered questions in the world. What lessons can we learn from Judaism to deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

Explore this timeless wisdom with growth minded women from across North America, and have a chance to bond, discuss and activate change as a community.

This is a highly customized experience. We will try to be there for you every step of the way. From class scheduling guidance, to individualized attention in small class sizes, and personal learning opportunities. We are here for you.

 

This program will run June 7 – Aug 7.

4
hours per week
9
weeks
$54
introductory price

HIGHLIGHTS

All star educational staff

Hand picked from across North America, Europe and Israel. It simply doesn’t get better than this.

Growth minded Community

Create meaningful dialogue around some of the more fascinating issues, challenges and opportunities in your Jewish life.

Social programming

Who says we can’t be social, while social distancing?! Innovative opportunities to meet and learn from amazing people from across the continent.

Individualized attention

Each participant will have regular check ins to ensure they are gaining what they would like from the program.

The Package

  • Intimate class sizes

    4 hours a week
  • Private answers

    to your questions, after classes
  • 1 private session

    every week
  • Topical Sunday Q&A cafe

  • community building social program

    at least once every 2 weeks
  • Substantial subsidies

    towards our reunion trip to somewhere awesome (hopefully Israel!) - subject to eligibility

OUR EDUCATORS

Charlie Harary

Charlie Harary, Esq. is an internationally acclaimed speaker for subjects ranging from behavioral intelligence to performance management to personal empowerment. He has created dozens of videos that have received worldwide attention reaching hundreds of thousands of people in over 15 countries.

Charlie Harary

Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller-Gottlieb

Tziporah Heller-Gottlieb is an American-born Haredi educator, author, and speaker based in Jerusalem, Israel. She is a senior faculty member at the Neve Yerushalayim College for Women, principal of the Bnos Avigail seminary on the Neve campus, and a lecturer for the online Jewish college, Naaleh.com.

Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller-Gottlieb

Sori Estersohn

Sori and her husband currently run the Meor program at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She is passionate about connecting to Jewish students from all backgrounds, whether it be on campus or in the local Chicago high school. Sori holds a Masters' Degree in Special Education and loves being mom to her kids.

Sori Estersohn

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 Shabbat.com, 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.

Benzion Klatzko

Jackie Glaser

Jackie had a private practice in Sydney Australia and worked as the resident “Psychologist” on the national “Today Show”. Her background includes working with youth off the streets, consulting to private and public hospitals and facilitating therapeutic groups. Jackie also consulted and did organizational work for the police, media personalities and other non-profit organizations. She was a keynote speaker for 3 consecutive years for the National Young Leaders Foundation in Australia. Jackie Engel is now the Director of Leadership Development of Olami, Director of the Jewish Leaders Foundation, Director of Souled - a Jewish women’s empowerment program in Manhattan - and a regular teacher for Meor Manhattan.

Jackie Glaser

Tali Kaufman

Tali Kaufman was born in the UK but moved to Israel at the age of 18 to pursue a job with the Jewish Agency but life had other plans. After attending Neve and Shalhevet, Tali worked as a Youth Director before returning to Israel to be a madricha for various programs such as the Heritage House. Tali has been a teacher for Jewel, JInternship, Aish HaTorah and also worked as a Venture Capital Recruitment Director. Tali and her husband Rabbi Avinoam Kaufman left Israel to work for JAM at UCSB and are now in their second year working for Montreal Jewish Experience's newest branch at McGill University. They have four adorable children and lots of pet students.

Tali Kaufman

Liat Garelick

Liat is the founder and director of The Toronto Sem and the Seriously Souled Summer Program. She is the mama of 6 yummy kids and has a regular date night with her favourite husband, Zack. She can hold a plank for 5 minutes on a good day and has a Masters in Art History which she can’t wait to one day put to good use.

Liat Garelick

Bracha Zaret

Mrs Bracha Zaret has mentored hundreds of students & learned many life skills along the way.

Bracha Zaret

Rabbi Gedalia Kauffman

Rabbi Gedalia Kauffman was born in Denver, Colorado. After studying in Cairo, Egypt and earning a degree in Middle Eastern History, he spent three years travelling in Southeast Asia. In 1996, he ended up in Jerusalem where he spent the next 9 years learning full-time in yeshiva. Along the way he met his South African born wife, started a family and got involved in Jewish outreach and education, running programs in Jerusalem for the Heritage House and Aish HaTorah. In 2005, he accepted the position of Director of Outreach for Aish HaTorah South Africa and moved with his family to Johannesburg. He is currently the Director of Aish’s Executive Learning Center in Johannesburg, and one of the rabbis of Aish HaTorah’s shul. He is a popular lecturer in Johannesburg, both down-to-earth and inspirational, known for his ability to present deep concepts with clarity as well as humor. He is an accomplished speaker and writer with more than 15 years of rabbinic, teaching, outreach, and counseling experience.

Rabbi Gedalia Kauffman

Ilana Cowland

Mrs. Ilana Cowland, originally from London, England, received a BA in Jewish Studies from the University of London, as well as a diploma in counselling. Having spent 9 years working as a Rebbetzin in the London Aish HaTorah community, she and her family moved to Jerusalem in 2005 where she has been involved in teaching and education administration, including 3 years as the principal of a seminary for post high school graduates. She is the administrator and educational director of the Jewel program and heads the women's department at Aish Jerusalem.

Ilana Cowland

Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz

Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz is a South African born physician, author and lecturer. His Jerusalem Medical Ethics Forum teaches and promotes knowledge of Jewish medical ethics internationally. He has written a number of books on the subjects of Jewish philosophy and Jewish Medical Ethics: Anatomy of a Search, Living Inspired, Worldmask, The Thinking Jewish Teenager’s Guide to Life, Letters to a Buddhist Jew, Dangerous Disease & Dangerous Therapy in Jewish Medical Ethics, Will, Freedom & Destiny, and As Dawn Ends the Night. He currently teaches at the Jewish Learning Exchange in London and internationally.

Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz

Dara Cooper

Dara, a Legacy Heritage Fellow, is also the director of Project enLIGHTen, where young Jewish women escape from the busyness of life to reconnect to their Jewish roots and discover its timeless message. Dara enjoys having open discussions about Judaism, cooking gluten-free and reading any book that comes her way. She has a Master's in Social Work from the University of Maryland and specializes in helping people with eating disorders and other family-therapy related issues.

Dara Cooper

Liat Mayerfeld

Liat Mayerfeld grew up in Israel serving 2.5 years as an IDF sergeant. When married she spent 20 years in London, England teaching schools, campus, yps and young marrieds. Now living on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Liat is co director of AISH NY young professionals program. Liat and her husband have 8 kids and one brand new grandson! She has an insatiable appetite for chocolate and sushi :-)

Liat Mayerfeld

Shoshana Kay

Shoshana Kay is the Regional Director of Meor Philadelphia which encompasses the University of Pennsylvania, Temple & Drexel Universities, as well as a newly launched Young Professional’s division. Additionally, Shoshana serves as the National Program Director for Mikvah USA’s education division, My Gift of Mikvah. Shoshana, along with her husband, Rabbi Shimon Kay and six children live in Baka Cynwyd, PA.

Shoshana Kay

Risa Brumer

Originally from New York, Risa Brumer is currently living in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband, 7 beautiful children and cute little dog. She spends her time running Jewish programs and teaching through Jewish Arizonans on Campus. Known for her fun and bubbly personality, Risa loves staffing trips and building relationships with her students.

Risa Brumer

Mariel Goldstein

After five years of living in Israel and teaching for Jewish programs there, she has spent the past decade in Silver Spring, Maryland where she works as the Director of Women’s Programming and Education for Meor Maryland. The other hat that she wears is as an RN (registered nurse), with a focus in pediatrics. She works per diem in a nearby hospital and has spent the past 16 summers providing healthcare at Camp Simcha - an amazing respite for children with cancer.

Mariel Goldstein

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The woman who takes her soul seriously.

Awaken the part that’s inside that knows your greatness, wants to connect to your illustrious past, and desires to connect to your Judaism on a deeper level.

This program will run June 7 – Aug 7.

Students sign up for 4 hours of classes weekly as part of the program, but you may register for more if classes are not full.

Classes are capped at 20 participants to ensure a positive interactive experience.

Lecture style classes are a half hour long.

Experiential learning opportunities vary in time and are an excellent alternative to lecture style classes.

Additionally you will be set up to learn a topic of your choice with an Olami Educator of your choice.

You can pick 1 class in each core knowledge base:

1. Character Development
2. Text
3. Prayer
4. Jewish Philosophy
5. Jewish Calendar
6. Intro to Mizvot
7. Hot Topics
8. Women’s Issues

To register, please click here and submit your application. The Seriously Souled team will contact you for the following steps.

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