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What's Next? Adult Jewish Learning Opportunities

Aleph Society: Global Day of Jewish Learning
You can lead a Global Day of Jewish Learning event in your community by inviting people to study together.

American Jewish University, Los Angeles, CA

Center for Soulful Education brings Jewish learning into the heart, not just the mind, to change the way we live.

Chai Mitzvah
Start a Chai Mitzvah group!

Clal The Lookstein Center for Jewish Education
Adult Education Resources

Davar, Chicago, IL and Teaneck, NJ
The Davar Institute is a modern Orthodox think tank that is open to the entire community. Davar strives to expose our audience to unique speakers and programs to enhance our interests and understanding of Torah, halacha, and Jewish culture, philosophy, music and art.

Delet, Denver, CO
Adult Education offered by the Commission on Jewish Education

Drisha, New York, NY
A pioneer in advancing Jewish scholarship for women, Drisha Institute for Jewish Education has grown significantly in scope and impact since its founding in 1979. Today, Drisha is a leading center for the study of classical Jewish texts and has profoundly affected the lives of the thousands of students from across the United States and abroad who have taken classes and learned with its exceptional faculty. Drisha provides students of all ages and backgrounds with the opportunity to encounter texts in a serious, intellectually rigorous, and inclusive manner. Its dedication to teaching Torah to women and men has strengthened Jewish lives and communities.

Foundation for Jewish Studies, DC
University-Level Jewish Adult Education in the Washington D.C. area

Gratz, Philadelphia
The Gratz College Scholars Program is for adults in the community who enjoy learning in an intellectual atmosphere with instructors who are highly regarded experts in their fields. Ongoing courses are offered each semester in a variety of subjects and topics as well as Hebrew and Yiddish language. The Scholars Program also sponsors Distinguished Lecture Series, Yiddish programs, Israeli films and other special events.

Hartman, Israel and North America
The Shalom Hartman Institute is a pluralistic center of research and education deepening and elevating the quality of Jewish life in Israel and around the world. Through our work, we are redefining the conversation about Judaism in modernity, religious pluralism, Israeli democracy, Israel and world Jewry, and the relationship with other faith communities.

Hebrew College/Meah, Boston
As you delve into Jewish history, thought and ethics, you're bound to be intrigued by concepts and insights that lead you farther down the path of discovery. Along the way, you'll gain a deeper understanding of your personal connection to Judaism, as well as an appreciation for Judaism's sage perceptions about the human condition.
Hebrew College, with its partner, CJP’s Commission on Jewish Life and Leadership, offers many points of entry along the path of lifelong Jewish learning. Begin your exploration here.

We are the center of innovation for Jewish life and learning – preparing rabbis, cantors, leaders in Jewish education, Jewish nonprofit professionals, pastoral counselors, and scholars to apply their knowledge, commitment, vision, and expertise to strengthen and transform the Jewish community and larger world.

Interfaith Family
Supporting Interfaith Families Exploring Jewish Life
Communities: Atlanta, Greater Boston, Chicagoland, Greater Cleveland, DC, Los Angeles, Philadelphia , San Francisco Bay Area

JCC journeys
The mission of the Mandel Center for Jewish Education is to increase the power of JCCs as environments for Jewish living and learning, thereby strengthening the Jewish community. It does this through Jewish educational leadership training programs (KivunimLekhu LakhemJELI, etc.), creation of educational materials (TAG, JCC Journeys), and providing professional development for the field.

We are a group of Jewish educators who work primarily with adult learners. The purpose of our group is to share best practices, experiences, curricula, and discuss trends in adult Jewish education.

Jewish Federation North America
Touching more Jewish lives than any other organization in the world.

Jewish Learning Lab, Montreal, CA
We are a centre for Jewish Education in Montreal. We are bringing the best in learning to your neighborhood and we want to help craft your own identity using texts and ideas both ancient and very modern. 

Rohr Jewish Learning Institut - JLI
Serving learning centers in over 900 communities and on the internet, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) is the world's preeminent provider of Jewish learning.

JTS, New York, NY
At JTS, we turn Jewish scholarship into transformative action and leadership.
We launch the organizations that engage others in Jewish life, write the textbooks others learn from, and graduate leaders who become a new creative force for positive change in their careers and communities.

Kevah empowers individuals and organizations to build Jewish learning communities.

Lehrhaus Judaica, San Francisco
We are a unique non-denominational center for adult Jewish studies serving the San Francisco Bay Area. Our courses are open to the public, regardless of age, religion, or ethnicity.

Limmud: dedicated to Jewish learning in all its variety. We're an ambitious and passionate organisation with a global reputation for creating events with a lively approach to Jewish learning. We're inspired, led and run by volunteers. We're committed to harnessing the energy of people from right across the Jewish community – all ages, all religious affiliations and none – and from across the world.

Machon Hadar
Mechon Hadar is an educational institution that empowers Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing, egalitarian communities of Torah learning, prayer, and service.

Transforming Jewish identities, communities and Israel through pluralistic, experiential education.

With its international headquarters at the Florence Melton Institute of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a national office for North America in Northbrook, IL, the Melton School forms an international network of community-based schools offering adults the opportunity to acquire Jewish literacy in an open, trans-denominational, intellectually stimulating learning environment.

Musar Institute
The Mussar Institute (TMI) advances the study and practice of Mussar, a Jewish path of character development and spiritual growth leading to awareness, wisdom and transformation. Through experiential online and in-person courses and events base on classic and contemporary sources, TMI inspires individuals, organizations and communities around the world, regardless of affiliation, to align heart and mind with the highest ideals of the Jewish tradition.

National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA
The Yiddish Book Center is a nonprofit organization that works to tell the whole Jewish story by rescuing, translating, and disseminating Yiddish books and presenting innovative educational programs that broaden understanding of modern Jewish identity.
Our educational programs include graduate fellowships and courses for high school students, college students, teachers, and adult learners.

Orot: Center for New Jewish Learning, Chicago
A Place to Study, Immerse, Engage, Practice, Cultivate, and Transform

Pardes, Israel and North America
Pardes is an open, co-ed and non-denominational Jewish learning community, based in Jerusalem and with programs worldwide. Students encounter and grapple with classic texts and traditions of Judaism, while exploring their relevance to today’s most pressing issues. Pardes empowers students with the knowledge and tools to take ownership of their Jewish experience.

Siegal Life Long Learning, Cleveland
Case Western Reserve University’s Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program continues the legacy of Jewish adult education courses offered for nearly nine decades through the Laura and Alvin Siegal College of Judaic Studies and its predecessor institutions. Offerings include courses in basic to advanced Hebrew language instruction, Bible study, Jewish thought, history, culture, and literature. The Distinguished Lecture Series brings world-renowned experts in Jewish studies to engage our community. Film screenings and cultural programs explore contemporary Jewish life in America and abroad.

Choose from an array of public programs at the Skirball, including the best in world music, new and classic films, thought-provoking readings and talks, adult education classes on cultural history, art and literature, and more—as well as engaging programs for the whole family.

Spertus, Chicago
Spertus Institute is a center for Jewish learning and leadership that invites people of all backgrounds to explore the multifaceted Jewish experience. Spertus Institute inspires learning, serves diverse communities, and fosters understanding for Jews and people of all faiths.

Valley Beit Midrash, Pheonix, AZ
Valley Beit Midrash is a collaborative organization that brings new, exciting, and relevant Jewish programs to the Greater Phoenix Jewish community in a diverse, welcoming, engaging, and pluralistic setting.

The Wexner Foundation
The Wexner Foundation focuses on the development of Jewish professional and volunteer leaders in North America, and public leaders in Israel.

Yeshiva University, New York
One of the foundations of Yeshiva University is the importance of enriching and enhancing Jewish life and growth both on our campuses and in the Jewish community at large. There are so many opportunities for Jewish learning both in and out of the classroom, whether it be the Torah classes of RIETS and our undergraduate programs, the worldwide Jewish initiatives being spearheaded by Center for the Jewish Future, Torah journals and publications, or our commitment to the ideals and values of Torah U'Madda.

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