Marin Summer Yeshiva 2018


Talmud (Rabbi Yisrael Rice)

An in-depth look at the collective unconscious of the Jewish people.  The Talmud has been the mainstay of Jewish study for 2,000 years.  Many attribute high IQ to the study of Talmud.  We will study, analyze and discuss this ancient text while bringing it to life for our times.   


Wash Your Hands of it: (RYR)

The amazing power of handwashing in Jewish Law, Lore & Mysticism.  This simple H20 ritual vitalizes our day and prepares us to embrace holiness in our life.


Personal Divine Providence (RYR)

One of the most profound ideas in Jewish Thought, this class will take you on a path that will allow you to embrace your own path with equanimity and joy.  Learn to overcome anger and anxiety, the PDP meditations will fortify your mind, heart and spirit to prevail over the vast array of distractions and detours.


Jewish Ethics (Rabbi Menachem Landa)

What does Jewish law say about stem cell research & organ donation? Discover Judaism's unique approach as we apply ancient wisdom to contemporary issues.


Mezuzah: The Mitzvah, Midrash & The Mysticism (Rabbi Hecht)

This Mitzvah is the portal to your home, and much higher.  Explore the depths, the details and inner dimension of this Mitzvah. 

Chassidic Philosophy (RH)

“And I will be sanctified in the midst of the Jewish People.”  The inner dimension of this foundational Mitzvah from the book “Derech Mitzvotecha” by the third Chabad Rebbe, the Tzemach Tzedek.




  Rabbi Yisrael Rice is the Executive Director of Chabad of Marin, San Rafael, California, where he has been a community leader and educator for the past 30 years.  Rabbi Rice is Chairman of the Jewish Learning Institute flagship division.  Rabbi Rice is a popular teacher of Judaism known for his insightful grasp and his sense of humor.  He is author of the course SoulQuest: life, afterlife and beyond, which was taught in over 350 communities around the world and The Kabbalah of Now.   He has also lectured around the US with his seminar “The Four Keys of Kabbalah,” which explains how Judaism can bring vibrancy and grounding to our every-day life.   Rabbi Rice can be reached at

 American-born Rabbi Ahron Hecht attended Tomchei Tmimim Yeshiva in Kfar Chabad, Israel, where he was ordained by the former Chief Rabbi, Ovadia Yosef.  He continued post-graduate studies at the Yeshiva Kolel in Melbourne, Australia, where he also served as a lecturer at Monash University and  taught extensively throughout Australia and New Zealand.

   He, his wife Sara, and their twelve children currently live in the Richmond district of San Francisco.  Their home is always open on Shabbat or at any time someone needs a place to shmooze.     "A rabbi should serve as a teacher and friend, not just an orator," Rabbi Hecht has said.  His ability to blend the mystical and logical makes his teaching particularly appealing to modern Jew.  Rabbi Hecht can be reached at

 Rabbi Menachem Landa completed his studies at the West Coast Talmudical Seminary, where he received his law degree. He was ordained by Chief Rabbi of Ontario, Canada, Rabbi Dovid Schochet.

Rabbi Landa currently serves as the spiritual leader of Jewish Center of Novato, in Northern California where he and his wife, Adina, are developing a thriving Jewish community.