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About Torat Reva Yerushalayim

Torat Reva Yerushalayim provides:

  • Torah study groups for the elderly residents of southern Jerusalem in nursing homes, senior centers and assisted living communities
  • Exciting classes for students of all ages and backgrounds including those with special needs in group homes, synagogues and private residences
  • Tailored study sessions to the schedules and interests of the participants in either English, Hebrew or French

Torat Reva Yerushalayim also:

  • Publishes a weekly Dvar Torah available on the web or via email called Parsha Points 
  • Has special events in the Jerusalem area including Yemei Iyun and concerts
  • Offers a unique Bat-Mitzvah Program for Women of all ages culminating in Jerusalem
  • Encourages those in the diaspora to support the State of Israel

Sharona Margolin Halickman, Torat Reva Yerushalayim's founder and director. BA (Judaic Studies) Stern College for Women, MS (Jewish Education) Azrieli Graduate School, Yeshiva University. Sharona was an ATID fellow and a member of the board of Beit Hillel .Sharona was the first Congregational Intern and the first Madricha Ruchanit at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, NY. While working at the Hebrew Institute, Sharona provided religious education and counseling to students of all ages and backgrounds.

Torat Reva Yerushalayim is named for Reva (Rivka Nechama BatSheva) Margolin, grandmother of Sharona Margolin Halickman. Grandma Reva's love of Torah study and commitment to the State of Israel inspired Sharona to found this innovative program; one that enables Torat Yisrael in Eretz Yisrael, Torah study in the State of Israel.

 

Teachers:

Rabbi Alan Yuter served for many years in congregations in the United States. He and his wife Linda made Aliyah, where he continues to study, teach and write. He works with the Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding, affiliated with Ohr Torah Stone, Efrat, Israel. Rabbi Yuter teaches weekly classes in Parshat HaShavua at Yerushalayim Shel Zahav nursing home as well as Mishlei at Mishkenot Arnona senior residence and Contemporary Halacha in a private home.

 

Rabbi Francis Nataf is a Jerusalem-based educator and thinker and the former Educational Director of the David Cardozo Academy. He has written three volumes in the continuing Redeeming Relevance series on the Torah and is a frequent contributor to Israeli publications including the Times of Israel, Haaretz and the Jerusalem Report. Rabbi Nataf teaches a monthly class on Parshat HaShavua at Mishkenot Arnona senior residence which is open to the community.

 

Francis Nataf

  

Must Read Torat Reva Profile in the Westchester Jewish Chronicle!

Click on the link to listen to a radio interview about Torat Reva Yerushalayim on

The Voice of Israel! 

http://www.voiceofisrael.com/taking-torah-jerusalemites-special-needs/

 Torat Reva Yerushalayim is featured in an article by Rachel Danziger Sharansky in the Times of Israel!

http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/torat-reva-teaching-torah-where-its-needed/