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 four weeks: Biblical Studies, Islam, Judaism, and Ecumenism.
The Weeks for 2017 are as follows:
Biblical Studies Week: October 8th - 14th, 2017
Discovering Islam: October 15th - 21st, 2017
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. You will also have the honor of meeting Msg Michael Fitzgerald, former President of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue at the Vatican from 2002-2006. Joining us throughout the week will be Dr. Khaled Furani, anthropologist, who will help guide our various activities and be at the ready to answer questions and engage in conversation.
Jewish Spirituality: October 22nd - 29th, 2017
Led by: 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. Preview program here: Judaism Spirituality Educational Enrichment Week Itinerary.
Engaging Ecumenism: November 5th-11th, 2017
Led by: Fr. Frans Bouwen and Fr. Bill Russell, M. Afr
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 animated by Brothers of the Taize Community in France (to be confirmed). Preview the Engaging Ecumenism program here: Engaging Ecumenism Educational Enrichment Week Itinerary.
Costs For Educational Enrichment Programs
The Standard Cost for each Education Enrichment Week is $1,500.
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).
Single supplement for single room with en-suite: $110
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: $1,800
Supplement Single en Suite: $155
"Two Weeks At Tantur": Educational Enrichment Week + another week room and board at Tantur before/ after an Educational Enrichment Week: $2,100
Supplement Single en-Suite: $220
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.