Learning Community

In Jewish tradition, learning occurs best in the context of a community.

The Dorot Learning Community provides a framework in which Fellows consider together the theoretical and practical implications of their experiences in Israel, and further develop skills and understanding necessary for successful lay leadership in the American Jewish community.

Dorot Fellows and DFI Educators exist in a Collaborative Community in which all members take responsibility for developing and executing a communal learning agenda throughout the year.

The DFI Learning Community convenes twice each week; once (on Tuesday evenings through December) for a DFI Beit Midrash, and all day Thursday (throughout the year). The majority of Thursdays are dedicated to “Seminar Days”. Approximately every six weeks, the time is designated for “Community Days”. The distinguishing features of each are described on the pages that follow.