Community Learning

The Schechter Institute of Jewish Learning’s Community Learning program’s high level courses are created by some of the most creative teaching minds in Jewish learning.


Each semester, our teachers and leaders develop and bring to life literature, art, history, Jewish texts, Bible, religious interpretations and inter-religious dialogues. From Maimonides to the Shtetl, from Judy Chicago to the unknown Yemenite jeweler, from Rashi to Richler, our teachers enrich the community as we delve into the past, the present and the future.


Schechter offers in-person, online and tours through our community learning courses.


Listen to what our students report:

“I enjoyed the Bible course immensely.  Not only were my eyes opened about the Joseph Narratives, I think I learned to approach any narrative with a more penetrating approach.” (S. Caesarea, Israel) 


“Despite the fact that Israel is a Jewish state, a large percentage of citizens and non-citizen residents are not Jewish. Meeting the leaders of different faith communities, hearing their narrative, and engaging in respectful dialogue confirms that we believe the future can be better.  I am grateful to the Schechter Institute’s Interreligious Dialogue course (with Rabbi Dr. Ron Kronish) for enabling visits which allow the students participants in this journey.” (A. Jerusalem, Israel)


“It was meaningful to share the course with participants from all over Israel. I felt involved and integrated in the class despite being on the other side of the world. I would highly recommend Shana’s (Dr. Shana Rosenblatt Mauer) course and I look forward to continuing to learn with the Schechter Institute in Jerusalem.” (E. Canada)

Jewish Literature, Philosophy, Art and History - Autumn 2023

Schechter's Autumn 2023 Hybrid and Zoom Courses

Daytime in Jerusalem

Daytime in North America, Evenings in Jerusalem

Jewish Literature, Philosophy, Art and History - Spring 2023

Schechter's Spring 2023 Hybrid and Zoom Courses

Daytime in Jerusalem

Daytime in North America, Evenings in Jerusalem

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