Spiro Ark

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Zim&Zam Jews

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Israel’s Election Outcome and the Need for Electoral Reform
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Israel’s Election Outcome and the Need for Electoral Reform

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Israel’s Election Outcome and the Need for Electoral Reform
By professor David Newman
 
A day after Israel’s second elections in three months and the country is still
faced with the difficult task of putting a new government together. What did
Israel gain from having two elections in such a

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PROFESSOR SAM COHEN ANNUAL MEMORIAL LECTURE:  Is it Charity? Tzedaka in the 21st Century by By Eli Katz, Founder and CEO at XConnect
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PROFESSOR SAM COHEN ANNUAL MEMORIAL LECTURE: Is it Charity? Tzedaka in the 21st Century by By Eli Katz, Founder and CEO at XConnect

PROFESSOR SAM COHEN ANNUAL MEMORIAL LECTURE 2019
Is it Charity?
Tzedaka in the 21st Century
By Eli Katz, Founder and CEO at XConnect
The welfare state and overall global rise in philanthropy are to beapplauded. Yet, the Jewish approach to Tzedaka and supporting essential
organisations extend far beyond the simple

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Ulpan 2019 Video feedback

Example of Homework – Beginners Level

The House
 
1)In the entrance to the house there are many coats hanging on hooks.
2) On Sunday afternoon we sat, my wife and I, on the sofa in our living room and we read the papers.
3) There is not enough room in the  living room for

Example of Homework – Beginners 1 level

 
Who Am I?
 
1)My great grandfather is called Philip. The brother of my grand father is called Edward. My aunt is called Philippa. My Sister is called Charlotte and my grandmother is called Diana. I have a younger brother.
Who am I?
2)My female cousin

Testimonials

I’ve grown frustrated over the last few years that my hebrew speaking and writing abilities are very poor.  I finally decided to do something about it in October 2018 when I enrolled for my first term at the Spiro Ark ulpan.  The course, taught by the incredibly talented and multifaceted Nitza, was a revelation.  From going to the first lesson as a very unsure and non-confident person I am now in my third term and I can see that my abilities have grown leaps and bounds.  Nitza makes the lessons fun and informative and has such original ways to make you remember the material.  It’s also become a family activity and a way my kids can see that just as they have to study for their exams their mother has to study too!  (It’s great for learning with my son doing GCSE hebrew).  I can’t recommend Spiro Ark enough.  You are sure to gain by immersing yourself in Nitza’s lessons.  I certainly have.  I have so much gratitude to Nitza for giving my brain a workout and making hebrew really come alive. Melanie
I’ve grown frustrated over the last few years that my hebrew speaking and writing abilities are very poor.  I finally decided to do something about it in October 2018 when I enrolled for my first term at the Spiro Ark ulpan.  The course, taught by the incredibly talented and multifaceted Nitza, was a revelation.  From going to the first lesson as a very unsure and non-confident person I am now in my third term and I can see that my abilities have grown leaps and bounds.  Nitza makes the lessons fun and informative and has such original ways to make you remember the material.  It’s also become a family activity and a way my kids can see that just as they have to study for their exams their mother has to study too!  (It’s great for learning with my son doing GCSE hebrew).  I can’t recommend Spiro Ark enough.  You are sure to gain by immersing yourself in Nitza’s lessons.  I certainly have.  I have so much gratitude to Nitza for giving my brain a workout and making hebrew really come alive. Melanie
Nitza and Robin are truly wonderful people who organised exceptionally and were beyond welcoming. They were hugely passionate and complimentary about the book and the topic; I really can’t speak highly enough of them or of Spiro Ark. Jack Omer Jackaman, author of The Impact of Zionism and Israel on Anglo-Jewry’s Identity, 1948-1982: Caught Somewhere Between Zion and Galut
Nutritional interpretations and Symbolism of Passover’s traditional food
Many thanks for such a lovely session at lunchtime. It was a terrific talk, steeped in history and custom. I particularly enjoyed the marriage with food (as well as humor)!   Roy Ballam Managing Director and Head of Education British Nutrition Foundation
Tania M (London)
Hearing about the history of Cambridge and its university by a local guide, born and bred, is not something you do everyday and I'm glad that I tagged along for the adventure. It was great being among like-minded individuals and learn a little about everyone and then have a private lecture about the Genizah! What a fascinating document! And what a great chance to actually see and touch the originals that are being studied! For those interested in history - Jewish or otherwise - this was a great opportunity and I'm very grateful to Spiro Ark for putting on these tours and their events. First, but not last! Thank you!
SW (London)
Thank you so much for the most wonderful day in Cambridge. The morning tour of Cambridge was informative and interesting and it is certainly somewhere I will return. John the guide was very knowledgeable and personable and pitched the tour just right for our group, The highlight of the tour, the Genizah Fragments exhibition, was absolutely breathtaking. Not only to see the fragments themselves, but to have a lecture which explained every details of their discovery and the work that was involved in the restoration brought every piece of text to life. I am so pleased that I had the opportunity to join this day. I look forward to further explorations with you and your group. Warmest regards