Jewtor is a new Jewish tutoring service that you can use from your own home or office – all you need is a telephone or a Skype connection. I’m Bettina Schwarzman, the Jewish tutor behind Jewtor. I made aliyah, lived in Israel for over a decade, and graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with degrees in Education and History. I regularly read Torah, chant megillot, and lead services in my synagogue.
I will give you private tutoring lessons over the phone (or Skype), with a copy of the same materials that you have in front of you (textbook, or prayer book, or Biblical materials.) Lessons can be half an hour, an hour, or more. I will make personalized recordings for you to practice learning trope or prayers. I’m very flexible with timing, and available as often as you’d like, Sunday to Friday.
I teach adults as well as children. And most of all, I try to be gentle and friendly, and not at all intimidating. (This is the part that both the kids and the grownups really appreciate!)
If you’ve been waiting to start learning Jewish texts and synagogue skills, this could be the way for you to ease into a path of Jewish growth that you choose, a path where a helpful tutor will be with you every step of the way.