Teen Beit Midrash

Teens who love to learn come together to explore the big questions of today through Talmud.  

Read “The Talmud of Tough Decisions”


  • time 8th-12th grade
  • location In person at Hebrew College OR Online
  • duration Tuesdays in person, 6:00-8:30pm OR Wednesdays online, 6:45-8:30pm, September-May
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Our Faculty


Rabba Claudia Marbach

Rabba Claudia’s most exciting moments in teaching are when her students understand complex ideas for the first time. She loves enabling people to access traditional texts. Rabba Claudia likes meeting her students where they are at in terms of skills and approaches to learning.

Rabba Claudia Marbach was ordained by Yeshivat Maharat in June 2018. Before that she developed and taught the Judaic Studies curriculum to middle school students at the pluralistic Jewish Community Day School of Boston where she worked for fifteen years.

Rabba Claudia also teaches Talmud to adults at her pop-up beit midrash, One Night Shtender and Torah and Yoga in Conversation. She has studied chaplaincy at Hebrew Senior Life in Dedham, MA. She likes reading, crafts and taking care of her chickens. In addition to semicha, Rabba Claudia has a BA from Barnard College, a JD from Boston University and has studied at Michlalah and Pardes in Jerusalem and Drisha in New York.

Jacob Chatinover
Program and Beit Midrash Assistant

Jacob Chatinover first discovered a love for hevruta learning and for Talmud on a gap year at Yeshivat Yesodei HaTorah in Bet Shemesh, after being pretty resistant to it for a long time. Now, he is pursuing rabbinic ordination at Hebrew College. Jacob’s favorite type of Torah learning is when a text helps us navigate a difficult situation in our own lives, or describes an experience we’ve had with a perfect image. Jacob earned a BA in Near Eastern & Judaic Studies from Brandeis University and has worked as a Jewish outdoor educator at Teva, Hazon, Pearlstone, Eden Village Camp, Ramah in the Rockies, and Bamidbar Wilderness Therapy. If you want the really fun stories, ask about the Topsy Turvy Bus Tour. Jacob likes to sing, to sleep outdoors, to mend things, to pickle vegetables, to collect quotes, and comic books.