This week the Portuguese Jewish School will be inaugurated

This week the Portuguese Jewish School will be inaugurated
The Portuguese Jewish School is an online project free of charge for all Jewish families living in Portugal that aims to provide basic courses in Jewish religion, culture and history in accordance with Jewish tradition.

The project consists of short lessons, 15 minutes each, with simple and condensed messages. Classes will be available online in video format in different languages (Hebrew, English and French) to meet the needs of the growing and international Jewish population.  

The Portuguese Jewish School will be directed by Rabbi Eli Rosenfeld, Rabbi Haim Chetrit, Rebbetzin Raizel Rosenfeld and Rebbetzin Hanna Chetrit, from Chabad Portugal.

Message from Rabbi Eli Rosenfeld about the project: 

- The idea of bringing Jewish learning to every Jewish family wherever they may be in Portugal is groundbreaking. The classes are geared to students of all ages, from pre-Bar and Bat Mitzvah as well as for adults. In Jewish tradition we never stop learning!;

- The challenge today is of location and timing. Children today have more after school activities than ever before, and are very spread apart. Classes can be viewed on the days and times convenient for the student, using a computer or mobile phone. With the ability to learn on their own schedule and own location we can revolutionize Jewish education;

- The first three classes will cover, Passover, the counting of the Omer and Lag Baomer, as well as Shavuot. In the following weeks, each week an additional class will be added;

- We are now in the midst of a special time of year, the period of counting the Omer, the link between the holidays of Pesach and Shavuot. Passover, is the birth of the Jewish People as a nation, the moment we became a united family, Am Yisrael. While Pesach gave us our identity, it is the holiday of Shavuot,which we are now approaching that gave us our way of life, the Torah. It is on this day, we commemorate receiving the Torah at Sinai, the day which gave us our guide to everything in life;

- Studying the Torah is not at all like studying another subject, when we study Torah, we connect to our core essence of who we are, allowing our soul to grow and flourish;

- With this goal in mind, each week we will add a new class, full of Torah ideas, with all aspects of Judaism.

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