Our first Teacher Training course for for the Hebrew classes in the Liberal Jewish congregations in the Netherlands was organised in cooperation with Rimon, the Jewish Education Centre of the Union and the Department for Jewish Education at the Leo Baeck College in London.
The program started on June 13th, 2010 with 14 students. On July 1st 2012, 12 teachers from congregations in Amsterdam, Gelderland, Groningen, The Hague, Utrecht and Rotterdam received their diplomas in a festive closing ceremony at the LJG Hague.
In the period 2007-2009 the Institute provided a course of study for 15 shelichay tzibbur (knowledgeable leaders of synagogue services). The course was led by prof. Eliyahu Schleifer (Hebrew Union College Jerusalem).
The Music Library contains sheet music and recordings of Dutch-Jewish synagogue music in the liberal-Jewish tradition. Many live recordings of lectures and workshops given during the training can also be found there, together with instructions for reading from the Torah, the haftara and Megillat Esther. In a PowerPoint presentation all the correct nusachim for every synagogue service on every day of the year are clearly set out.
Read more: The Cantorial Program
Who are we?
Our second Teacher Training in the fall of 2013 with 13 students, was again organised together with Rimon.
For the first time, the Levisson Institute has organised a gabbai training course. Forty people from the whole country participated. Read more (in Dutch) ….
In November 2010 our first scholarly research and publishing project began.