NEW Jewish History Courses at Darshan Yeshiva
Rabbinical student level courses in partnership with Pluralistic Rabbinical Seminary
Darshan Yeshiva has partnered with Pluralistic Rabbinical Seminary to offer their Jewish History I and II courses, FREE for all our conversion to Judaism and Darshan Training students.
Jewish History I with Professor Ariel Simon
This course is designed to provide a survey of Jewish history between Antiquity and the early Medieval period through studying how Rabbinic Judaism emerged to become the normative form of Judaism.
Exile, Return, Torah and Midrash
Hellenism and Jewish Civilization
Throughlines Between Second Temple Judaism and Rabbinic Judaism
The Secession of Prophecy and the Continuation of Divine Revelation
The Emergence of Rabbinic Judaism
Jewish History II with Rabbi Sandy Zisser
This course is designed to provide a survey of the development of the modern Jewish movements in the United States and hopefully shed light on the similarities that we all share.
European Judaism in the 15-17th Centuries
Jewish Immigration to the United States
Conservative Movement in America
Reconstructionist Movement in America
Hasidic Jews and Ultra-Orthodox Judaism in America
Jewish Renewal Movement in America
Meet the Instructors
Professor Ariel Simon teaches high school students at the Solomon Schechter School of Westchester. He has also taught Jewish History classes for students of all ages and backgrounds in synagogues throughout the New York area. Ariel earned undergraduate degrees in Ancient Studies from Columbia University and in Talmud and Rabbinics from the Jewish Theological Seminary. He then spent two years studying Talmud at the Conservative Yeshiva, in Jerusalem. Afterwards, he enrolled at New York University's Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies where he earned a master's degree studying the Dead Sea Scrolls and Second Temple Judaism. MA, New York University BA, Columbia University BA, Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
Rabbi Sandy Zisser is the Founder and Director of Pluralistic Rabbinical Seminary, as well as serving as PRS theology instructor. Also, Rabbi Zisser teaches in the Center for Academic Support at The Leffell School (formally Schechter Westchester). He holds B.A. degrees in American History and Judaic Studies from the State University of New York at Albany, an M.A. in Special Education from Bank Street College, and Rabbinic Ordination from the Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute. He is also a member of the Westchester Board of Rabbis. Smicha, Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute MA, Bank Street College of Education BA, SUNY Albany.