TALMID 2018: A Professional Development
Workshop for Instructors of Classical Hebrew

Teaching with Advanced Language Methods Including Dialogue






For Relaxation

A Typical

Wondering how to relax during the “off hours”?  Here are several opportunities.

Get Acquainted at the Director's Dessert Reception

On the first Monday evening you will enjoy getting better acquainted with workshop colleagues through an informal dessert reception hosted by the director and his wife at their home. 

Take an Optional Tour

Visit the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, Enjoy Dinner in Cleveland

On Wednesday of the first week you will have an opportunity to join others for an afternoon tour of the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage—a singularly attractive retelling of the Jewish American experience in northeast Ohio, together with a gallery of exquisite ceremonial furnishings from eastern Europe.  Afterward we will enjoy dinner in Cleveland.  The cost for the Maltz Museum outing will be explained during the workshop (transportation will be provided).

Visit a Cleveland Synagogue and the Cleveland Museum of Art

On Saturday morning following the first week of the workshop, you may join with a group to attend Shabbat services at one of the historic Cleveland-area synagogues.  Later you will enjoy lunch at the Cleveland Museum of Art.  In the afternoon you may enjoy a leisurely stroll through the museum itself, or walk next door to appreciate the Cleveland Botanical Garden floral displays.  The cost for the synagogue and Cleveland Museum outing will be explained during the workshop (transportation will be provided).

Tour Amish Country

Yet another option available during the initial Saturday morning will escort you on a drive through the rolling rural hills of Holmes County, home to one of the nation’s highest concentrations Amish craftsmen and farmers.  Enjoy a farm-hearty lunch at Der Dutchman, then visit shops and stores serving the Amish community (and us “Englishmen”), such as Lehman’s.  The cost for the Amish Country outing will be explained during the workshop (transportation will be provided).

Take in an Outdoor Concert

On Thursday and Sunday evenings (8 p.m.), enjoy a scoop of ice cream at Yoder’s Red Barn, and then relax with live music (or variety shows) at Ashland’s “Summer Concert Series,” John C. Myers Band Shell in Brookside Park.  Summer Concerts are free.  Though not free, Yoder’s serves generous portions!

Work out at Ashland University’s Recreation Center

For a nominal fee ($20) you will be issued unlimited access to Ashland University's state-of-the-art recreation center, including the following facilities:

        Exercise machines

        Swimming pool, hot tub, sauna

        Climbing wall


        Racket ball

        Elevated indoor track

        Tennis Courts

Go Golfing

Do you enjoy golf?  Pack your clubs and try out one of Ashland’s two public golf courses, both located on the edge of town.

        Ashland Golf Club

        Brookside Golf Course

Take a Day Hike in the Mohican State Park

A 50-minute drive will bring you to the 1,110-acre Mohican State Park (and the adjacent 4,525-acre state forest).  Drive or hike to the Clear Fork Gorge with a scenic overlook of the Mohican River.  Hike one of the six trails that traverse the park, or fish the Clear Fork River.

Go Canoeing on the Mohican River

Rent a canoe and paddle (or float) down the relaxed Mohican River.  Canoe liveries are located 40 minutes from Ashland.

Meet the Instructors

The Story Behind TALMID

Schedule & Syllabus

Dates &

Lodging & Meals

& Fees


For Relaxation

What to Bring



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