Shavei Israel launches new online courses in Spanish, Portuguese and Italian

Shavei Israel launches new online courses in Spanish, Portuguese and Italian

Shavei Israel is launching a new online class this week for Spanish and Portuguese speakers. The topic is Shabbat and you can sign up here. Some 300 people are expected to enroll.

The class is the latest in a series of online learning endeavors that Shavei Israel has offered over the past few years. Other classes have included online Hebrew instruction for Polish speakers, a Jewish Law course in Russian (through our partnership with WebYeshiva), and an Internet radio station for Portuguese-speaking Bnei Anousim run by Shavei Israel’s emissary Rabbi Elisha Salas.

Rabbi Punturello’s online class

Rabbi Salas is also teaching the class on Shabbat. It follows our most recent course, which has been running for some two months now – this one in Italian. Run by Rabbi Pinchas Punturello, our emissary to Sicily and southern Italy, the topic is “Heroic and Tragic Figures in Jewish History.”

The weekly course explores some of the most significant figures in our history – rabbis, guides and masters – who have saved the Jewish world at its darkest and most difficult moments, teaching us the true sense of Jewish heroism. 100 people are participating. There’s still time to subscribe. If you’re an Italian speaker, you can sign up here.

Shavei Israel will continue to offer new online courses. Our goal is to bring content to dispersed Jewish communities that don’t have access to regular Torah learning or an opportunity to interact with a rabbi.

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