Live Online Classes

JTS offers multiple opportunities for adult learners across the globe to study online with our renowned faculty. Join an online class on your own or, if you’re an organizational leader, work with us to create a customized learning program for your community.

Join an Online Class

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. 

Who It’s For  

Adult learners across the globe are invited to participate in our live online classes. All levels and types of Jewish learning background are welcome for most courses. Select courses are offered at an advanced level.

JTS also offers online learning programs designed specifically for Jewish clergy.

Contact Us

To learn more about live online classes for individuals or customized learning programs for communities, please contact us at onlinelearning@jtsa.edu.

Events

Nov 29

Maimonides at Work: A Rabbi’s Workday in Medieval Egypt

Online | Online Learning | Perspectives on Work in Jewish Text and Tradition Series

JTS alum Dr. Tamar Marvin explores the different models of working life in Medieval Egypt. Part of our series, “Six Days Shall You Labor”: Perspectives on Work in Jewish Text and Tradition.

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Dec 6

When Matzoh Bakers and Tallis Weavers Went on Strike: The Jewish Workers’ Movement in Eastern Europe

Online | Online Learning | Perspectives on Work in Jewish Text and Tradition Series

This session, led by Dr. David Fishman, will explore the world of Jewish workers in Tsarist Russia, in particular the Jewish labor movement that arose at the end of the 19th century. Part of our series, “Six Days Shall You Labor”: Perspectives on Work in Jewish Text and Tradition.

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Dec 7

Conservative Judaism: Origins, History, Assets, and Opportunities

Online | Online Learning

What were the origins of Conservative Judaism? Why and how did JTS serve as its incubator and disseminator? Chancellor Shuly Rubin Schwartz explores these questions as more. Part of ScholarStream, a partnership of the Conservative Movement.

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Dec 13

“It is not up to you to finish the work” (Pirkei Avot 2:21): On Striving for the Unattainable

Online | Online Learning | Perspectives on Work in Jewish Text and Tradition Series

Dr. Alan Cooper discusses the nature of the obligatory “work” that is perpetually in progress in view of both traditional commentary and modern reception. Part of our series, “Six Days Shall You Labor”: Perspectives on Work in Jewish Text and Tradition.

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Dec 21

The Torah of Conservative Judaism

Online | Online Learning

In this session with Rabbi Gordon Tucker, we will consider the notable contributions to the Torah of the Conservative Movement made by some of the significant figures in the history of JTS and our Movement. Part of ScholarStream, a partnership of the Conservative Movement.

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