Proposed New Course for a the diploma ‘Montefiore Scholar’

Proposed New Course for the diploma ‘Montefiore Scholar’ 

It is hoped to launch this early in 2020. Based on the Montefiore Endowment’s highly successful experience in teaching Torah, the learning will be presented entirely in English and directed to lay men and women seeking to improve their halachic and general Jewish knowledge.

This is a serious academic two-year course and only those willing to commit fully will be selected by  interview. Successful applicants will be awarded scholarships to reduce the course fee to £100 a year.

The Course will last for two academic years and consist of classes on one evening a week in term time plus a weekly revision session on Skype. Graduates will be awarded the diploma ‘Montefiore Scholar’.

Subjects to be covered will include

  • Halacha. Shabbat and Kashrut in some depth.
  • Chumash and Commentaries. For deeper understanding of faith and heritage.
  • Jewish history. Lesser known topics relevant today.
  • Optional. Occasional sessions of special interest (at different times).

For any students interested in teaching, it is hoped to arrange a link to the London University M.A. in Jewish Education run by the London School of Jewish Studies.

To be kept informed of progress, those interested are asked to register their full names and email addresses with

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