Jewish and Israel Studies

JEWISH STUDIES

In addition to the DFI Beit Midrash, Fellows are encouraged to continue their Jewish studies as part of their Personal Learning Program. Jewish studies in the setting of the Personal Learning Program may take on a variety of diverse incarnations, formal and informal, group and individual, traditional and alternative. Fellows with little formal Jewish education may wish to learn in a traditional chavruta setting. A Fellow with extensive formal Jewish education may wish to explore new material or explore previously learned material through a new prism or in a new setting.

ISRAEL STUDIES

In addition to the community seminar program on Thursdays, Fellows are encouraged to continue their exploration of the intricacies of Israeli society as part of their Personal Learning Program. Fellows may identify issues which have been exposed to them as part of the seminar series and explore them in further depth or, alternatively, may identify issues which the seminar series does not explore and to which he or she, the Fellow, wishes to give some focus. In these, as in all areas of learning, the DFI encourages study in small groups, through tutorials, through engagement with creative arts and through encounters with the Land of Israel, and in a variety of formal and informal settings.