During the lockdown, when no in-person activity was allowed, Rabbi Lazar offered to both the Italian as well as the Israeli students to participate in the Sinai Scholar eight-week-long course.
Almost 30 students registered for each course but just about 20 were accepted, for a total of about 40 students in one semester.
The course explores central elements of Judaism that are relevant, interesting, and empowering for all Jews, irrespective of background, education, and level of commitment. By the end of the journey, the students had a richer appreciation for some of the core elements of Jewish heritage and Jewish identity, along with a deeper understanding of how these interface with modern life.
The students said they will carry this experience and these teaching for the rest of their lives.