Tzohar Seminary is seeking focused students finishing their first year of seminary who wish to continue their studies in a creative seminary environment.
Tzohar students learn Chassidus in a way that is applied to their lives, as well as spend time finding and developing their G-d given talents. By communicating ideas and feelings through the arts, Tzohar students utilize their talents to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Torah they are studying.
During the coming school year, Tzohar students will also share the experience of meaningful creative expression with others. This includes leading classroom arts integration experiences at Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh as well as providing creative opportunities to other populations such as the elderly and those with special needs. Parsha Through the Arts is a program developed by current second year students under the direction of Rabbi Dovid Hordiner, and our plan is to integrate this shlichus into our general study program.
Aliza Engle spent her first seminary year in Israel and then came to Tzohar for a second year. “Tzohar was the bridge, where through the arts, I was able to process all the raw Chassidus I’d studied in seminary the year before. In Israel I learned, but then in Tzohar, I arrived at understanding.”
Aliza is also one of a group of six students that carried on to teach students at Yeshiva Schools in the Parsha Through the Arts program.
“Our goal of Parsha Through the Arts is not just to understand the parsha intellectually,” Aliza says, “but on an emotional and experiential level as well. We shouldn’t just understand the parsha; we should live it and claim it as our own.”
Students just graduating from a year of seminary can apply to Tzohar Seminary on their website at www.tzoharseminary.com
For questions please contact
Amy Guterson at [email protected]
A couple of places are also available for High school grads who are serious, focused and excited about studying Chassidus and the arts and bringing creativity into Jewish education.