Tantur offers a variety of Continuing Education and Sabbatical Programs for those seeking to deepen their understanding of their faith and the Holy Land. Through an interweaving of lectures and excursions, our programs introduce participants to an encounter into the sacredness of the region's geography, history, complex religious life and traditions, and communities of local people. We build free time into our programs to allow individuals or small groups to explore, experience, and replenish themselves in the beauty of Jerusalem and its surrounding areas.
Learn more about what makes a Tantur program.
Covid restrictions, quarantine requirements, and group size limitations.
If you can't come to the Holy Land, Tantur will bring the Holy Land to you.Upcoming Dates:
- November 28, December 5, 12, 19, 2021
Hakimah explores the role of women in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim texts and traditions. Participants will discover how women in the Holy Land continue to contribute to the cultural, political and spiritual realities in which they live.Upcoming Dates:
- Rescheduled for 2023: date to be determined.
The Six-Week Program offers its participants all the elements of the Tantur Experience, with an engaging schedule that still allows time for personal reflection, rest, and spiritual renewal, and some free time for exploring on your own or with others in the program community.Upcoming Dates:
- February 16th – March 29th, 2022
- Februrary 8th – March 22rd, 2023
The Three-Week Easter program includes many of the core elements of the Tantur Experience, but centers its lectures and excursions around the Paschal Mystery, and Holy Week and Easter Liturgies. It is a unique opportunity to encounter the Holy City of Jerusalem on a deeper level than in other programs.Upcoming Dates:
- April 7th – April 28th, 2022
- March 29th – April 19th, 2023 (tentative dates)
June & July
Our June and July programs include all the elements of the Tantur Experience, plus additional "Reading Days" that allow participants to visit sites not included in the program, enjoy Tantur's extensive library, or select other activities of their choice.Upcoming Dates:
- June 1st – June 28th, 2022
- July 3rd – July 30th, 2022
- May 31st – June 28th, 2023
- July 3rd – July 31, 2023
The Three-Month program gives participants the time needed for a more in-depth study of the various topics mentioned in the Tantur Experience, with more classroom time given to each topic and additional field trips.Upcoming Dates:
- September 5th – November 30th, 2022
- September 5th – November 30th, 2023 (tentative dates)
Six Week Sabbatical
This is another opportunity, later in the year, for participants to have an extended encounter time in the Holy Land and have all the excitement and activity of one of our one month summer programs.Upcoming Dates:
- September 5th - October 15th, 2022
Educational Enrichment Weeks
Educational Enrichment Weeks are thematic weeks that are part of the Three-Month Program. These weeks are also designed for those who may not be able to take part in the full Three Month program yet still desire to engage with one or more of the particular subject areas.Upcoming Dates:
- Dates to be determined.
Tantur offers an eight-day guided retreat on its campus in Jerusalem, based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. This retreat allows an opportunity for participants to pray in silence and meditate within the physical context of the Holy Land.Upcoming Dates:
- Dates to be determined, subject to COVID restrictions.
"After Tantur, the daily readings from both the Old Testament and New Testament set in the culture, history, and geography of the 'Holy Land' have taken on a new life. Places, events, feasts, names are no longer just strange words of things I read about in a book - they now connect to experiences I had in Tantur, and so have become more alive!"
There is no deadline for applications, but we encourage you to apply to our Continuing Education or Sabbatical Programs as early as possible.