Educational Enrichment Weeks
Educational Enrichment Weeks are four thematic weeks that come out of the Three Month Continuing Education Program; designed for those who have been to the Holy Land before and do not have the time for a typical Tantur Continuing Education Program. Each Educational Enrichment Week is a special opportunity to deepen your understanding in a specific area with programming that includes lectures, text studies, discussions, presentations by experts in the field, excursions and encounter with the historical and local realities, as well as food, art, and music. Each week will be accompanied by an authority in the field. This year, we are offering three courses: Discovering Judaism, Engaging Ecumenism, and Discovering Islam.
We will be offering Educational Enrichment Weeks from 2018 concurrently within our Three Month program. A limited number of spaces for those either living or staying off-campus are available and enrollment costs will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Contact email@example.com for further questions.
Educational Enrichment Weeks for 2018 are as follows:
Jewish Spirituality: October 14th - 20th, 2018
Led by: Dr. Marcie Lenk & Raanan Mallek, M.Ed., Rabbinical student
Welcome to the Holy City: a place sacred to the Jewish people for thousands of years! This week will be an exploration into the past, present and future of this ancient people. Through the medium of traditional text study, done with a partner (Hevruta), you will see how the Jewish people were able to preserve their religion through personal engagement with sacred works. A Jewish scholar will give an introduction to Jewish exegesis and then Rabbinical students from the Schechter Rabbinical School will partner to give an authentic experience of Jewish exegesis. This will be followed by a Bible Study with a renowned faculty member from the Hebrew University. The week will include a tour to the mystical city of Safed led by a Hasidic Jew who specializes in interfaith tours. You will hear and engage with women's voices from the present and the ancient past (the Book of Ruth). You will have a private concert at Tantur of showcasing some of the traditional Jewish musical traditions. Tantur's experienced Jewish guide will then take the group to the Machane Yehuda outdoor market to experience the gastronomy of the Jewish people. Finally, you will be invited to live the traditional Shabbat experience with meals, prayers and reflection.
Engaging Ecumenism: October 21st-27th, 2018
In this week, you will have the opportunity to encounter, question, and dialogue with Christians from across denominations. You will meet members of religious orders, priests,pastors, and local participants in ecumenical concerns. The week will include visits to local oriental churches, Patriarchates, and an extraordinary half day experience in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. You will have the chance to study current ecumenical issues facing the Christian world today. The group will synthesize the week by critically reflecting on each of the participant’s own ecumenical understanding, experience, and reality, and produce an ecumenical statement. Additionally, you will discover the diversity of prayer in Jerusalem and participate in the prayer life of the Tantur community.
Discovering Islam: November 4th - 13th, 2018
Join us for discoveries in the depth and beauty of Islam in one of its most foundational and holy cities! During this week, you will have the opportunity to learn about Islam's history and development, encounter the Quran and prophetic traditions, approach Muslim forms of worship, and get a feel for rhythms of a Muslim pious life. You will experience the Muslim tradition through its various facets such as architecture, archaeology, science, arts, jurisprudence, philosophy, theology, and politics. You will be exposed to these facets through various media such as site visits, lectures by local Muslim scholars, films, exhibits, crafts, and foods. For example, you will have the privilege of visiting Islam’s third holiest site, the Noble Sanctuary (Al-Haram Al-Sharif) in Jerusalem, as well as other sacred sites. Throughout the week, you will have the chance to reflect on the vitality of dialogue and the value in building relationships between Christians and Muslims within our contemporary global condition. This program will also include an excursion to Jordan; details forthcoming.
Costs For Educational Enrichment Programs
The quoted price includes room (single room with a shared bathroom) and full board from the evening before the program begins to the evening the day after the program ends (see dates above).
The Standard Cost for Discovering Judaism and Engaging Ecumenism Education Enrichment Weeks is $1,600.
The Single En Suite Supplement for Discovering Judaism and Engaging Ecumenism Education Enrichment Weeks is $175
The Standard Cost for Discovering Islam is $2,100, including the program excursion to Jordan.
The Single En Suite Supplement for Discovering Islam is $265, including the program excursion to Jordan.
Special Options for Educational Enrichment Weeks 2017:
"10 Days At Tantur": Educational Enrichment Week + three days room and board at Tantur before/ after an Educational Enrichment Week: $1,900
The Single En Suite Supplement is $250
"Two Weeks At Tantur": Educational Enrichment Week + another week room and board at Tantur before/ after an Educational Enrichment Week: $2,200
The Single En Suite Supplement is $350
For those who want to stay at Tantur for other amounts of time, please contact our Reservations Manager, Sandy Did’es, firstname.lastname@example.org, for cost and availability.
For those who want to do more than one enrichment week, contact Program Director, Frederic Masson, email@example.com.
To apply: Applications are available through our standard application form on our website. Please sign up for the 3 Month Program 2017 and indicate in the “Additional Comments” section to which Educational Enrichment Week you are applying.