Nishma is for anyone interested in developing the language and textual skills that are necessary to access and gain fluency in classical Jewish sources. The program gives students a taste of the depth and breadth of the JTS learning experience and exposes them to the richness of Jewish life in NYC.


  • Immerse in the Jewish traditional practice of text study
  • Improve your 希伯来语 language skills and gain independence in reading classical Jewish texts
  • Learn from JTS scholars about their current research interests
  • Prepare yourself for a career in Jewish education, 公共服务, 学术界, 的犹太法学博士们, 或者唱诗班. 


The program will run for five weeks, Monday to Thursday, July 8–August 8, 2024.


7:30–8:30 a.m.晨祷
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (4 x /周)Two options (according to 希伯来语 language skill): Mishnah and Other Major Tannaitic Texts or 《塔木德
12:30–1:45 p.m.午餐
1:45–2:00 p.m.明哈(下午祷告)
2:00–4:45 p.m. (4x/week or 3x/week, depending on the class)希伯来语 or Parshanut (Introduction to Medieval Jewish Biblical Commentary)
晚上(每周一次)Shiur Klali (master class by a JTS Scholar) and / or explore New York City

Morning Classes (according to 希伯来语 language skills)

RLC 6113 Mishnah, Tosefta, and Midrash Halakhah (6 credits)
拉比Luciana Pajecki Lederman
MTWR上午9:00.m.–12:30 p.m.

This course will focus primarily on close reading and comparison of these three major tannaitic texts in the original 希伯来语. Attention will be given to opportunities for interpretation and expansion, preparing students for the Talmud Bavli approach to reading these sources. 

RLC 6620 Talmud Text Level A: 《塔木德 I (6 credits)
Dr. 莎拉狼
MTWR上午9:00.m.–12:30 p.m.

With a focus on building fundamental skills for reading the Talmud Bavli (developing student understanding of structure, 技术术语, 拉比文化的基本概念, 和拉比语), we will explore a range of sequential passages drawn from the second chapter of Tractate Bava Metzia. The religious dimension of these texts will also be discussed. 


HEB 5103希伯来语Alef 3(6学分)
TWR下午2:00.m.–4:45 p.m.

This course runs from June 3 to August 8. Students may not join the course in the middle. 

This course takes students from the last part of 希伯来语 from Scratch I (Ivrit min ha-hatchala alef) through the first part of 希伯来语 from Scratch II (Ivrit min ha-hatchala bet). Students in this course will further develop their 谈话, reading and writing skills. Readings include selected texts related to Jewish history, 传统与文化, 还有短篇小说, 对话, 选择诗歌, 改编文章和以色列歌曲. Grammar topics include verbs in all active binyanim in the past tense, the future tense and imperative in binyan kal, 基本句型, and the inflection of various prepositions.

下午2点.m.–4:45 p.m.

This intermediate-level course will bring students to the end of 希伯来语 from Scratch II (Ivrit min ha-hatchala bet), supplementing the textbook with materials from level gimel books and other readings in 希伯来语 from various periods (e.g., adapted stories, poems, selections from parashat hashavua, midrash, and Biblical commentary). 学生将学习新的语法主题, develop strategies for reading comprehension and word recognition, and practice conveying ideas and opinions in both speech and writing. 

HEB 5300希伯来语吉梅尔(3学分) 
下午2点.m.–4:45 p.m.

A high-intermediate to advanced-level 希伯来语 language course aiming to further develop 希伯来语 comprehension, 谈话, 以及阅读和写作技能. Particular emphasis is placed on reading 希伯来语 texts of diverse genres, 寄存器, 和时间, including classical texts; vocabulary development; and dictionary usage skills. 语法主题包括音韵学, a systematic integrated study of the binyanim system, and a variety of advanced topics in syntax. 

BIB 5013 Parshanut(3学分)
TWR下午2:00.m.–4:45 p.m.

This course is methodologically oriented, designed to help students acquire and refine skills of close reading of the biblical text by integrating a modern literary approach with the study of Rashi and other 中世纪的 Jewish commentaries. Students will learn to identify the questions that have been asked for centuries, creating an ongoing dialogue with ancient, 中世纪的, 当代的近距离读者.


A tiered tuition structure allows students flexibility in the subjects they wish to take and the credit they wish to earn.


全职 (塔木德+ Parshanut)全职学习希伯来语 (密西拿/塔木德+希伯来语)兼职
Parshanut: 800美元


You can earn up to six academic credits in Nishma through the JTS Summer 学校. Information about tuition for three and six credit summer courses can be found 在这里


奖学金 are available for candidates preparing to apply to JTS graduate programs and for students not seeking credit. 奖学金 are limited, so apply early.  


All applications are considered on a rolling basis starting on December 15, 2023.


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