Learning at Brandeis
BOO offers many educational opportunities and events both in and out of the Beit Midrash. Some of these educational events include a First Year Orientation Panel, lectures by renowned rabbis from Israel and the U.S., a visit by a sofer (Jewish scribe), and more! Additionally, BOO provides classes in the Beit Midrash every night of the week, taught by the Kaplowitzes (our JLI couple) or led by students.
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Schedule of Classes - Spring 2013
To see this semester's schedule of awesome classes, chaburot, and shiurim, just download the file below!
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Find a Chevruta (Jewish Study Partner)
Inventory Of Sefarim In The Beit Midrash
Click here for an inventory of the Sefarim that are in the Beit Midrash. If you know of any books that are not on this list but are in the Beit Midrash then please email Noam Cohen. Feel free to email Noam with any suggestions of books that you would like to see added to the Beit Midrash. And if you've borrowed any books without Noam's permission, please return them!
Meet the JLI Couple!
is thrilled to be back at Brandeis. He is originally from Boston, but grew up in Livingston, NJ. This left him confused as to where his sports allegiances lay: with Boston's Celtics & Red Sox, but also with the New York Giants. After spending a year in Israel at Yeshivat Sha’arei Mevasseret Zion, he attended Brandeis where he received a combined BA/MA in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and wrote an honors thesis on the “Jewish Legal Decisions of Rabbis Ovadia Yosef and Moses Feinstein.” After graduating from Brandeis in 2002, Rabbi Kaplowitz spent a year working as the Iyyun Fellow at Hillel’s International Center in Washington, DC. Rabbi Kaplowitz received his semicha from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah.
Rabbi Kaplowitz interned for two years at Congregation Shaarei Tefillah in Newton, MA under the mentorship of Rabbi Benjamin Samuels. Rabbi Kaplowitz has taught in a number of settings, including the JCC in Manhattan and serving as scholar in residence in a number of shuls across the country.
received her BA in psychology and music from Stern College for Women and is a graduate of the Stern College Graduate Program in Advanced Talmudic Studies. While in college, Toby spent three summers abroad in Australia and New Zealand leading an experiential Jewish education program called Counterpoint. In December 2006, Toby received her M.S.Ed. from the Bank Street College of Education where she focused her studies and Masters thesis on school leadership and progressive/experiential Jewish education. Toby began her professional career as Program Coordinator the Association of Modern Orthodox Day Schools and High Schools, an agency of the Center for the Jewish Future, Yeshiva University. She created and developed a professional development conference for beginning school leaders called SELA- Support for Educational Leadership Advancement and continued to be a resource to the CJF team on all programs involving experiential Jewish education. Toby also created and developed a new website as a resource for experiential Jewish educators.
Toby married Rabbi Elliot Kaplowitz in September 2005. They are the proud parents of Yisrael Nachman, Matan Lev Yosef,and Oshra Leah Bracha. Rabbi Kaplowitz enjoys cooking, home brewing, working out and traveling. Toby loves to watch The Food Network and cook any chance she gets!
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