Kevah, which facilitates small-group independent Torah study, is teaming up with Israel’s Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies to offer a two-week fellowship starting June 17 and focused on the teaching of Jewish texts.
Designed for rabbinical students and Jewish educators, the Berkeley-based fellowship will help participants drill down in classical Jewish texts, learning everything from how to ask good questions to how to handle group dynamics. Fellows will also develop their own teaching plans to practice at Limmud Bay Area at the end of June.
The deadline to apply for the fellowship is Friday, March 1.
Aviva Lauer Golbert of Pardes and former Kevah teachers Julie Lieber and Rabbi David Kasher will teach the course. Kevah, which is no longer operational as a stand-alone organization, started a teacher-training program in 2012 with a grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation. Last year Kevah’s small-group learning program was merged into Lehrhaus Judaica.