“Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well. Your springs will gush forth in streams in the public squares” (Mishlei 5:15-16)
According to tradition, when the Ba’al Shem Tov, the founder of the Hassidic movement, asked the Messiah when he would arrive to redeem the Jewish people, the answer he received was “When your wellsprings will gush forth.” This is how Hasidism expresses the immense importance of spreading Torah and knowledge throughout the world. While the world of academic higher education locked knowledge in the “Ivory Tower,” a nd the sages of the Torah world often kept it ensconced in the study halls of the Yeshiva, the call to repair the world – to look forward to redemption and the coming of the Messiah – required a new direction. The vision of Israel’s prophets always contains the hope that at the end of days: “the land shall be filled with devotion to God as water covers the sea” (Isaiah 11:9).
The goal of Herzog College’s School of Continuing Education is to offer the general public access to its religious and academic studies.
The first circle of students includes teachers, educators and the public who are interested in being rejuvenated, refreshed and renewed.
In the second circle of students, we are reaching out to all who seek knowledge and wish to to broaden their horizons, by engaging in the broad array of areas of study offered in Herzog College.
Many different levels of participation are available, including individual classes, evening classes and beit midrash programs. Courses can be audited, taken towards a certificate, or as part of one of our Masters’ degree programs.
The classes are delivered by premier faculty members of Herzog college and are presented using the advanced, modern teaching methods and tools developed for training the educators of the next generation of Israeli children.
The students in all the programs are exposed to the unique atmosphere of Herzog College, which, in all its activities, combines its core values: Torah, academic excellence, commitment to education and to community.
Even as we are focused on preparations for next year, we find ourselves in the midst of uncertainty about what will happen in the coming months. The corona routine requires us to prepare for the upcoming academic year with a flexible learning framework that allows for both distance learning and in-person study.
Most of our programs will begin the year in an online study format, making use of ‘Live Zoom’ classes.
If changes in health regulations allow, and we resume in-person studies at the newly renovated ‘Heichal Shlomo’ campus (which is currently undergoing renovations), students who prefer to continue to study remotely, will be accommodated by participating in ‘Live Zoom’ classes and by recording the lessons to be accessed at a later time.
As has already been publicized, the new semester will begin the week of Rosh Hodesh Heshvan (October 18, 2020).
We encourage you to register for courses in the Continuing Education program. This year Herzog College has added a number of English language courses as part of the morning program. The courses focus on Tanakh study and Jewish thought, together with a literature workshop that interweaves the art of embroidery with the study of literature.
This is in addition to a very diverse program in Hebrew – Click here to access those courses.
We have reduced the cost of the program to the best of our ability.
Since we recognize that much of the program will be taking place on Zoom throughout the year, payment for each class or series will cover participation for an individual or a couple watching together from the same device. For this reason, only one of the spouses needs to register.
We look forward to seeing you at the different programs
The Continuing Education Staff, Herzog College
For additional information and registration