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

Oct 25

The Jewish Middle Class in an Age of Social Justice

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

Rutgers University’s Dr. Nancy Sinkoff explores Lucy S. Dawidowicz’s essay, “The Business of American Jews: Notes on a Work in Progress,” which called for a reassessment of Jewish economic social mobility as a positive value in Jewish life. Part of our series, “Six Days Shall You Labor”: Perspectives on Work in Jewish Text and Tradition.

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Nov 1

A Nice, Jewish Teacher: How American Elementary Education Became “Women’s Work”

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

In this session, led by Dr. Shira D. Epstein, we will explore the sociocultural and historical forces that have shaped the image of teachers, and how many of the discourses of what makes for an “effective teacher” have endured in Jewish settings. Part of our series, “Six Days Shall You Labor”: Perspectives on Work in Jewish Text and Tradition.

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Nov 8

Jewish Work and Jewish Identity in the Middle Ages

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

Join Georgetown University’s Dr. Jonathan Ray to explore the disconnect between Jewish identity and Jewish work in the medieval world. Part of our series, “Six Days Shall You Labor”: Perspectives on Work in Jewish Text and Tradition.

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Nov 15

If There Is No Bread, There Is No Torah: The Other Careers of the Talmudic Rabbis

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

If one cannot make a living learning Torah, how should we balance Torah with more mundane concerns? Dr. Rachel Rosenthal explores that question and more. Part of our series, “Six Days Shall You Labor”: Perspectives on Work in Jewish Text and Tradition.

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Nov 17

Rabbinic Book Club: In Dialogue with the Scholar

Online | Online Learning

Rabbis: Join colleagues for this unique opportunity for in-depth conversation with Dr. Benjamin Sommer on his award-winning book, The Bodies of God and the World of Ancient Israel.

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