The wealth of Jewish learning opportunities offered daily throughout North America and internationally is growing everyday. The curated list below will help you meet some of Judaism’s most dynamic scholars in all disciplines and expand your Jewish world of knowledge in new and exciting ways.
Suggestions for additions to this list can be sent to Joy@JewishCollaborativeOC.org.
The Jewish Collaborative’s ALI – Advanced Learning Institute, features scholars from across the country and meets via Zoom each Tuesday from 10:00 – 11:00am PTD. Click here for more information and to join us.
CSP Distance Learning Series: the Orange County Jewish Community Scholar Program (“CSP”) is a local non-profit committed to adult Jewish education and family Jewish celebrations. Online learning opportunities can be found here. This program is funded by a grant from the Jewish Community Foundation Orange County.
Judaism Unbound, a project of the Institute for the Next Jewish Future, catalyzes and supports grassroots efforts by “disaffected but hopeful” American Jews to re-imagine and re-design Jewish life in America for the 21st Century. Access the Judaism Unbound website here.
Judaism Unbound produces a once-a-week podcast, runs an active facebook page, and features blog posts by fellows of the Institute for the Next Jewish Future and guests.
Judaism Unbound has recently launched JewishLIVE – a brand new Facebook platform that shares great music, stimulating classes and more. Join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jewishlivegroup/
B’Yachad Together – Spirited by American Jewish University
A new online portal offering immersive experiential learning that drives dynamic Jewish journeys, captures and delivers the insights of AJU and friends, and convenes our diverse and inclusive community to advance ideas, dialogue and debate. All classes are offered free of charge. Click here to explore and register.
Hadar empowers Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing, egalitarian communities. Here is a collection of online resources you can read, watch, or listen to about our current moment and to help you prepare for Pesah.
Online Classes from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America
JTS offers online classes that create live, interactive opportunities for study with top-caliber scholars. Encounter compelling Jewish scholarship that brings the texts and wisdom of our tradition to bear on contemporary dilemmas. Courses delve deeply into specific areas of Jewish text, history, philosophy, religion, arts, and literature.
Online Beit Midrash – Conservative Yeshiva (Jerusalem)
The Beit Midrash (House of Study) is where one goes both to find holy books (sifrei kodesh), teachers, and study partners. In the Conservative Yeshiva Online Beit Midrash you will find translations and commentaries on the Mishna and Talmud, collections of commentaries on the weekly Torah and Haftarah portions, stand-alone lessons about various holidays and contemporary topics, and entire courses about genres of Jewish literature or areas of Jewish law. Yagdil Torah v’yaadir. Let’s make the Torah great and glorious! Learn about classes and register here.
Jew It At Home is a curation of resources for preschoolers through adults. Visit JewitAtHome.com for more information.
American Jewish University’s Whizin Center for Continuing Education is offering online classes featuring an array of content including cultural and intellectual, artistic and spiritual, political and social. Classes, lectures, author events, concerts and performances are offered daytime and evening. Click here for more information.
RELEVANT VIDEOS & ARTICLES
Sinai and Synapses bridges the religious and scientific worlds, offering people a worldview that is scientifically grounded and spiritually uplifting. Click here to access articles and videos, including their recent article on COVID-19 as understood through a Jewish lens.