Dear Friends,

We are pleased to invite you to watch our series “Witness the Thunder”, short videos on the Torah portion of the week, holidays and other major events, taught by our senior educators and teachers. Each week a different educator brings his or her perspective on the subject at hand. 

Our hope is that through these short films we can bring you the spirit, the learning and the special people of Hannaton to the rest of the Jewish community. 

You are invited to watch, learn, respond, comment and pass the videos on to others. 

We wish to thank the D. Dan and Betty Kahn Foundation for their support of this project.

(Most videos now have English subtitles. Please click on “cc” in the video to see the subtitles). 

Toledot – Rabbi Yoav Ende – Family, Education and Love

 Vayetze – Elad Arnon – On Jacob’s Dream

Vayishlach – Rabbi Menachem Succot – On my Image of Myself and Who I Am


Vayeshev – Dr. Nurit Novis-Deutsch – On the Complicated Connection between Success and Jealousy


Miketz – Rabbi Oded Mazor – Stubborn Hope


Vayigash – Ayal Beer – The Strength in Weakness


Vayehi – Itai Capsouto – The Celebration of Light


VaEyra – Udi Bernstein – Free Choice


Beshalach – Elad Arnon – The Parting of the Red Sea and Cultural Identity



Yitro – Dr. Nurit Novis-Deutsch – Why We Should Not Educate Towards Values


Truma – Rabbi Menachem Succot – What is My Contribution: From the General to the Individual


Tetzave – Rabbi Oded Mazor – Clothing Speaks


Ki Tisa – Rabbi Yoav Ende – Breaking the Ten Commandments


Vayakhel – Udi Bernstein – Shadow, Image and Photo


Dotan Ariel – International Women’s Day – On Sisters


Vayikra – Ayal Beer – Purim, Esther and Ruth



Shmini – Rabbi Menachem Succot – Between Separation and Freedom



Tazria – Rabbi Yoav Ende –  Understanding Oneself