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Why us? It’s a great question.

There is actually no Hebrew word for “student”: Talmid is built on the verb limud “learn”.

The Metivta of Ottawa’s learners are members, not students. Learners participate. They collaborate. This is the Jewish tradition.

A collaboration of learners is called chevruta: the members learn from each other and also from teachers.

Teachers don’t stop learning, and they also form chevrutas. They learn from their teachers, from each other, and from their learners.

Talmud Maqot 10a has this to say in the name of Yehuda Ha’Nasi:

Much have I learned from my teachers, more so from my colleagues, but mostly from my talmidim.

Why us? Because we value you, we value your intellect, we value your spirituality — and we especially value your individuality.

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Paid membership in The Metivta of Ottawa is not mandatory if you want to pay more for programs and service that can cost less. Here are some tangible benefits of paid membership:

Benefits of Paid Membership
  • You pay less for courses and programs
  • Only paid members may purchase a course passport
  • Free offsite computer backup (anticipated in 2016)
  • Voting rights and influence on the development of courses and programs
Your Course Passport provides…
  • Discounts on Juris Diction Press publications
  • One free book from The Metivta Study Libraries series with every purchase or renewal
  • FREE courses and programs not otherwise available

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  • The right of participation | You may serve on advisory boards and committees
  • The right of consideration | You may be heard at Convocation and The Metivta’s other meetings
  • The right of appeal | You may appeal to Convocation for review or redress
  • The right to vote | You may vote at Convocation and other meetings
Metivta of Ottawa Educators…
  1. Have priority for course and publication submissions
  2. May be compensated as course writers
  3. May be compensated as instructors
Other Benefits of  Paid Membership
  • You may qualify for our group insurance program
  • You may serve on one or more of our editorial boards
  • You may become a Metivta of Ottawa educator
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Benefits of Free Membership

Paid membership in The Metivta of Ottawa will not meet everyone’s needs. Here are some tangible benefits of FREE membership in The Metivta —

  • You pay less for courses and programs
  • Discounts on Juris Diction Press publications
  • FREE courses not otherwise available (fees apply to examinations and evaluations)

Membership Rights

  • The right of participation | You may serve on advisory boards and committees
  • The right of consideration | You may be heard at Convocation and The Metivta’s other meetings
  • The right of appeal | You may appeal to Convocation for review or redress