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 unique.
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:
- From January 14 to 28, 2024
Six Week Spring
The Six-Week Spring 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:
- Februrary 12th – March 25th, 2023
- Februrary 4th – March 16th, 2024
- February 16th – March 29th, 2025
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:
- March 29th – April 19th, 2023
- March 20th – April 10th, 2024
- April 6th – April 26th, 2025
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 2023 Program: May 31st – June 28th, 2023
- July 2023 Program: July 2nd – July 29th, 2023
- Starting June 2024, both programs will be merged as one Five-Week Program:
- June 16th – July 20th, 2024
Six Week Fall
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 3rd – October 14th, 2023
- September 1st – October 12th, 2024
- September 1st – October 11th, 2025
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 3rd – December 1st, 2023
- September 1st – November 30th, 2024
- September 1st – November 29th, 2025
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.
"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.