On Wednesday afternoons this fall, Shir Hadash hosts Amudim – an innovative post high school gap year program for young women – for it’s weekly day of learning in Jerusalem. Included among the scholars offering ongoing classes is Shir Hadash’s co-founder and Rebbetzin, Dr. Rachel Pear (who teaches Jewish views on evolution). Other scholars include Rabbanit Nechama Goldman Barash — addressing new realities challenging religious young adults today and the need to take extra-halakhic values into consideration when developing a sexual ethic – and Rabbi Jeffrey Saks, the founding director of ATID and its WebYeshiva.org program, the Editor of the journal Tradition, Series Editor of The S.Y. Agnon Library at The Toby Press, and Director of Research at the Agnon House in Jerusalem (he explores the Jewish texts and ideas embedded in the works of the great Hebrew writer, S.Y. Agnon). To learn more about Amudim, and it’s unique approach to Yeshiva learning that combines traditional and modern scholarship, click here.