Online Adult Jewish learning

Jewish Interactive Studies Vision

Jewish Interactive Studies (JIS) seeks to provide accessible Jewish education to Jewish adults at all educational and religious backgrounds. JIS uses the Internet for offering structured online courses that are based on study of classical Jewish texts.

Providing Jewish Adults with Accessible, Quality Jewish Education

Increasing numbers of Jewish adults seek to acquire or strengthen their Jewish education that was not available to them or that ended in their childhood. However, they are commonly held back as a result of time constraints and travel distances to attend live classes, academic discomfort in studying material that is above their level of Jewish education, and inability to pay high course fees.

Since 1998, Jewish Interactive Studies has been developing an effective online program that has provided over 4,000 participants with accessible, quality Jewish education.

JIS courses offer you:

  • Convenience: course lectures can be read on or offline at participants convenient times and places.
  • Introductory-level study of classical Jewish sources: courses present Judaism through direct study of its classical texts. All texts are translated and explained in English, allowing adults at all levels of Jewish education to appreciate this treasure of Jewish knowledge and wisdom.
  • Relevance: courses demonstrate the timeless lessons of Judaism; course topics are of contemporary interest.
  • Sample course titles:
    • Origin of Judaism
    • The Role of Prayer
    • Encounters with G-d: principles of love and fear of G-d
    • Getting along with other people and yourself