Midrash Matanya

Torah Learning at Moshava

Torah learning is an important part of daily life in Moshava. Not only do chanichim have shiur every day which connects the educational topic to Torah sources, but we also have the Beit Midrash Program (BMP).  Moshava’s Beit Midrash is named after Matanya Robinson, the son of  Mark and Rena Robinson, who was killed in Jenin during Operation Chomat Magen in 2002.

Midrash Matanya is located in the center of camp with the idea of integrating Torah learning into daily camp life as much as possible.

Led by Rav Reuven and Shani Taragin

The Beit Midrash Program is led by Rav Reuven and Shani Taragin. Rav Reuven Taragin, a Wexner Fellow and Musmach of the Israeli Chief Rabbinate completed a B.A. in Science and Philosophy at Yeshiva University and an M.A. in Jewish History and Education at Touro College (Israel). Rav Taragin is the head of the Chutz La’Aretz Program at Yeshivat Ha Kotel. Rav Taragin is rav of Kehillat Eretz Chemdah in Katamon and has also taught at Yeshivat Har Etzion and Nishmat and still teaches at Be’er Miriam.
Shani Taragin completed a B.A. and M.A. in Tanach and Talmud at Bar-Ilan University. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D in Tanach while serving as Ram for Tanach in Midreshet Lindenbaum. She also teaches collegiates and adults at MaTaN, Migdal Oz, Sha’alvim for Women, Lander’s College, and the Womens’ Beit Midrash in Efrat and Ramat Shilo. Shani is a graduate of Nishmat’s Keren Ariel Program for certification as a halachic advisor in issues of family purity law.

Below are links to Shiurim given by Rav Reuven and Shani Taragin.

Click on the link to go to the shiur. You have the option to stream or download the shiur.

The Religious Significance of the State of Israel – Rav Reuven Taragin

Tu B’Av – Repairing Relationships – Shani Taragin

Truth, Tolerance and Pluralism – Rav Reuven Taragin

The Message and Mission of Modern Orthodoxy in the 21st Century – Rav Reuven Taragin

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245 Navajo Road
Honesdale, PA 18431

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