Our sessions meet weekly between 8.30pm & 9.30pm in the newly refurbished Beth Hamedrash.
The Seed concept is very informal and normally consists of partners learning one-to-one. What’s unique about this program, which has been running in numerous centres throughout the UK for more than 30 years, is that the subject, level and pace of learning is set by the partners themselves and is therefore individually tailored to the needs of the person wishing to advance his Jewish knowledge or observance.
In our centre we currently have people improving their Hebrew reading, advancing their understanding of the prayers, gaining greater familiarity with Jewish practise such as Grace after Meals, learning insights from the weekly Torah reading, preparing for upcoming festivals and at the top end we have partners grappling with traditional texts such as the Mishna and Talmud.
The common thread running throughout these learning partnerships is they are active and participatory, based on dialogue and questioning (the traditional yeshiva-style approach to learning), so although it’s an evening activity, those of us who do manage to bring ourselves along after a hard day’s work usually find it to be a ‘waking-up’ rather than ‘falling asleep’ experience.
Although they are technically ‘tutor-student’ relationships, we prefer the term ‘partnerships’, as its invariably the case that both the student and the tutor gain from the sessions.
Our Seed Centre Leader is Colin Savery who will continue to support existing partnerships and promote new ones and is always very happy to welcome new faces into our midst.
If you would like to find out more about Men’s Seed, come along and sample the warm and vibrant atmosphere or please contact me either through the Shul office or on 07956 465999, or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org.