My name is Yitzchak and I was born in London. The Jewish education I received as a child and as an adolescent was, unfortunately, very limited.

Fortunately, I rediscovered my Judaism, Baruch Hashem. Unfortunately, it was in a rather late age. As the father of a young family I couldn’t allow myself the luxury of attending a full day Yeshiva.

I eventually made Alyiah, and began attending Gemara Shiurim in the local shul. It was quite a frustrating experience.

Those weird Aramaic words were flying over my head, and at great speed. Everybody was asking questions, and I felt totally out of place.

Not wanting to hold everyone else back, and afraid of becoming a laughing stock, I didn’t dare open my mouth. I was lost.

I realized I would never make it in the world of Torah.

Then I heard of Bet Zvi.

Bet Zvi consists of a group of dedicated teachers who help people like myself gain confidence in our Torah studies.

In a very serious yet informal atmosphere, myself and other beginners like me find real pleasure and satisfaction in our learning. At Bet Zvi we all learn individually with an experienced scholar, receiving full attention and benefiting from our teacher’s skills.

No words “fly over the head” here. With the guidance of my teacher-cum-chavruta, I learn to decipher those “weird Aramaic words”. With absolutely no pressure, I can investigate, ask, enquire- and find the answers by myself, discovering the true depths and beauty of our Torah.

Bet Zvi opened its doors to us in Tevet 5760,

[January 2001], and within a few months all of us have made tremendous progress, Baruch Hashem.

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