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Online Learning Opportunities for Adults  



Many Jewish organizations offer online programming for adult learners.  Below are links to a selection of programs offered by Jewish Family Services, URJ, HUC-JIR, Spertus, and others: 

  • Schmooze Room on Zoom! 
    Jewish Family Services presents a monthly opportunity to connect, listen and learn virtually! For more information, please contact Gloria Storer, or call 916-486-0906. Please note that Schmooze Room on Zoom will resume on January 12, 2022; details to come in early January.
  • Jewish & New-ish: A Supportive Online Space for Those Who Have Recently (0-5 Years) Converted to Judaism 
    Thursdays, December 9January 13February 10 | 8:00–9:00 PM ET | Plan to attend 1, 2, or all 3 free sessions 
    Have you converted to Judaism in the past five years? Join an online gathering where you can make connections, process your experiences, and continue your learning through a Reform Jewish lens. Ask questions without fear, share triumphs and challenges in a nurturing environment, and continue to explore your journey with Judaism in a community of care. Facilitated by Sue Bojdak (she/her) and Yanira Quiñones (she/her). Live captioning and/or ASL interpretation available with 2 weeks advance request. Contact
  • NEW LEHRHAUS The Bay Area Hub For Adult Jewish Learning
    • Torah from the Bedroom: Sexuality in Jewish Tradition
      The 4-session course will follow a roughly chronological order from the Bible, through Rabbinic sources, Medieval texts, and Kabbalistic & Hasidic ones. You can sign up for all 4 sessions or just one or two.

  • Melton Sacramento Melton Sacramento is an inclusive program for members of all community synagogues, temples, and the unaffiliated. Melton is the largest pluralistic adult Jewish education network in the world, with 50 Melton communities throughout the United States, Canada, Australia and South Africa. More than 50,000 learners have experienced Melton’s professionally developed curriculum and lively interactive classes. LEARN MORE ABOUT CLASSES & REGISTER

  • Learn to Read Hebrew for Adults is now enrollingA true beginner's course! Familiarity with Hebrew can be a key to feeling at home in the Jewish community. Ten live online class sessions with our experienced Hebrew educators and a community of learners, coupled with independent practice between sessions, will enable students to master the alef-betJanuary-March 2022; 10 one-hour sessions, $180.

  • Introduction to Judaism online courses begin January 2022! Register for a 21-session course for individuals and couples who want to learn about Judaism through a Reform Jewish lens. The URJ will grant scholarships and payment plan options to students in need upon request.

    In addition, we are once again offering Intro to Judaism Online taught exclusively in American Sign Language, taught by Rabbi Rebecca Dubowe. This class will be offered on Mondays, 8-9:30 PM ET, January 24-June 27, 2022; Tuition is $180, and the URJ will grant scholarships and payment plan options to students in need upon request. This class is offered in partnership with the Jewish Deaf Resource Center.
  • Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Learning Sessions

  • The UC Davis Jewish Studies Program has announced speakers and dates for the New Directions in Jewish Studies 2022 Lecture Series

  • Jewish Community Library, San Francisco  Events are free and open to all.

  • Contemporary Jewish Museum - Jewseum Online events! 

  • The National Museum of American Jewish History: archived programs and current offerings.

  • The Streicker Center (connected to Congregation Emanu-El in NYC) has a great set of free seminars on a huge variety of subjects, from philosophy to music to food (many of them are archived as well)

  • Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership

  • Podcasts      

Sat, January 22 2022 20 Sh'vat 5782