Torah in Motion Presents the MaTaN Mother & Daughter Bat Mitzvah Program

A Bat Mitzvah is an opportunity for a girl to prepare for her entry into Jewish adulthood by exploring what it means to be a Jewish woman. The aim of the Matan Bat Mitzvah program, Jewish Women Through the Ages, is to see how we, as Jewish women, are part of a chain across the generations, and how the Bat Mitzvah can serve as a bridge connecting the young girl to Jewish continuity.

The program consists of ten sessions during which mothers and daughters study sources ...


From the West Side to the West Bank

Shlomo Riskin is one of the most remarkable figures in post war Judaism. From his childhood in Brooklyn to his aliya and his becoming rabbi of Efrat, Israel, Rabbi Riskin revolutionized American Orthodox Judaism and also fulfilled the Zionist dream. In this very special dialogue with Dr. Elliott Malamet, you will learn about Rabbi Riskin's coming to Judaism as a teenager; his relationship with Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik; his becoming the rabbi of Lincoln Square synagogue at the age of...


The New World Disorder: Fundamentalism, Human Rights, and the Future of Democracy

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How to Observe Shemita and Why It Matters

Rabbi Yosef Zvi Rimon is one of the world's leading experts on shemita, offering a view that combines halacha and the underlying Jewish values that are embedded in the shemita concept. A popular lecturer and educator and prolific author, Rav Rimon is also the community rabbi of Alon Shvut South. Rav Rimon serves as chairman of JobKatif, which he founded shortly after the disengagement from Gush Katif to help thousands of Gush Katif families re-enter...


Journey Through Jewish History: Alluring Spain 2015

Join Torah in Motion for a unique and intellectually inspiring trip to Spain designed by Dr. Marc Shapiro.

We'll be visiting Madrid, Cordoba, Gibraltar, Grenada, Barcelona, Gerona, and many other sites off the beaten track. This trip promises to be an unforgettable Spanish experience, with a focus on places of Jewish interest. A central feature of the tour will be Dr. Shapiro...


Journey Through Jewish History: Central Europe 2015

Join Torah in Motion for a unique and intellectually inspiring trip to Central Europe designed especially by Dr. Marc Shapiro.

Visit Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Bratislava (Pressburg), Eisenstadt, Sopron and many other sites off the beaten track. A central feature of the tour will be Dr. Shapiro's expert discussions of the many places we will visit, making the trip nothing less than a travelling classroom. In addition, we will be...


Journey Through Jewish History: Spectacular Italy 2015

Join Torah in Motion for a unique and intellectually inspiring trip to Italy designed by Dr. Marc Shapiro.


We'll be visiting Rome, Tuscany, Pitigliano, Florence, Pisa, Ferrara, and Venice. This trip promises to be an unforgettable Italian experience, with a focus on places of Jewish interest. A central feature of the tour will be Dr. Shapiro's expert discussions of the many places we will visit, making the trip...


Witness G-d's Creations: African Safari 2015

Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime experience with scholar-in-residence Rabbi Natan Slifkin. 

  • luxury hotels
  • gourmet kosher food
  • Victoria Falls
  • Chobe National Park
  • Private game reserve
  • Shabbat in beautiful Capetown

 

To see photos of last year's trip,...


Journey Through Jewish History: Poland 2015

Join Torah in Motion for a unique and intellectually inspiring trip to Poland.

We'll be visiting Warsaw, Lublin, Krakow, Lodz and driving through numerous shtetlach in Galicia and throughout Poland. Poland creates a challenge for Jewish tourists, as it is the heartland of Ashkenazic practice where Jewish life thrived and developed over the course of hundreds of years, yet it is also the center of the destruction of...


 

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"Magnificent sites and thorough explanations from our past heritage given by an excellent and knowledgeable Marc Shapiro."

- - Hanna Zehnwirth

"It is truly a  fantastic experience. Marc's attitude, knowledge, and mentschlichkeit...makes the trip something special and unusual."

- - Esther and Joseph Schubin

"It is truly a  fantastic experience. Marc's attitude, knowledge, and mentschlichkeit...makes the trip something special and unusual."

- - Esther and Joseph Schubin

"Thank you for giving us the opportunity to learn about the  Jewish history of Sfarad in the company of such extraordinary people. I think it is important for Ashkenazim to explore Sephardi history in order to understand where our fellow Jews are coming from.  It was truly...

- - Ellen Jaffe