2020-21 Classes

Find Your Place at Rachael's Centre

Whether you are an avid learner or just beginning your journey, everyone is welcome. No previous study required. Rachael’s Centre offers online courses and events in a variety of formats and lengths.

Academic Year Courses

September 2020 – June 2021

David’s Secret Chord:
Shepherd, Poet, and Warrior King

Now – June 15, 2021
10:00am – 11:30am ET

An Interactive Intensive Course

 

 

We will study David’s rise to Kingship within Saul’s court. The book of Samuel shows us how David became a man of the people, the beloved of God, and our hope for future redemption. Together we explore these biblical texts, as well as the Sages who struggled for the clarity of a hero within texts that celebrate his complexity.

 

Tuition: $1218*
Includes a tax receipt for $360

 

*Prorated pricing will be calculated for students beginning in Winter or Spring terms.

Mussar: Because Sometimes Being A Mensch Requires A Methodology

Now – June 17, 2021
10:00am – 11:30am ET

An Interactive Intensive Course

Our intensive study of Mussar continues as we practice this ancient Jewish methodology of Tikkun Olam. Each class includes primary texts, interactive discussions, and application ideas for the week ahead. The 90-minute format allows for deep dive discussions around our themes and suggested activities.

 

Tuition: $1218*
Includes a tax receipt for $360

 

 

*Prorated pricing will be calculated for students beginning in Winter or Spring terms.

Winter Term Learning

But That’s Not What Zayde Said! 

Jewish Myths and Bubbemeises

Wednesday, February 24 – March 17, 2021
7:30 – 8:30pm ET
 

A Shiur Course
– 4 weeks –

Is it true that you can’t be buried in a Jewish cemetery if you have a tattoo? What about the sheet with the hole in the middle? Let’s explore some of the myths about Jewish practice and some of the bubbemeises we’ve inherited as ‘truth.’

Tuition: $118

Spring Term Learning

April to June 2021

Reserve Me an Aisle Seat Please:
A look at Noah’s Ark

Wednesdays, April 7 – May 12, 2021
7:30 – 8:30pm ET

A Shiur Course
– 6 weeks –

Noah’s Ark is the narrative in Torah that speaks to us of stewardship, Divine regret, and the first covenant between humanity and God. The texts are filled with the subtle and unique characteristics of animals and how they help Noah understand the new world. You’ll never look at rainbows the same way again.

Tuition: $180

Mussar: Tools For Balance In Your Life

 Wednesdays, May 19 – June 23, 2021
7:30 – 8:30pm ET

A Themed Interactive Course
– 6 weeks –

The Jewish school of Mussar is rooted in Torah and continues to grow today. It is our approach to Tikkun Olam as we learn how we empower ourselves through using our free will. The texts we will examine together focus on recognizing imbalances in how we live and act and ways to restore equilibrium.

Tuition: $180

* All prices are listed in Canadian Dollars and subject to 13% Canadian sales tax.