Jewish learning can take you anywhere, and we want you to explore your areas of interest - even if you don’t know what those are yet.
No agendas--it’s not Hebrew school, it’s not a pre-designed curriculum, and it’s not for anyone but you.
You choose what you want to learn, and if you don't know, your educator can guide you.
You are matched (or you choose from our amazing roster) a teacher who fits not only your interests, but your personality. Our teachers span the denominational and professional spectrum, but share one common ideology: They are non-judgemental, and here to lend a hand as you explore.
You pick the time and the frequency, anywhere between once a week to once a month, all during work hours.
You choose where your learning takes you and how you use it. The Jewish Learning Collaborative believes personalized Jewish learning should have 4 principles.
You commit to a regular schedule for your learning, either weekly, every other week, every three weeks, or once a month (1-4 times per month). You can change your schedule, but we’ve learned that, like creating other routines in our lives, Jewish learning is more meaningful when you have a rhythm.
This isn’t learning from a set curriculum. Your learning is based on your interests and your life, so you and your educator are likely to develop a strong connection with each other.
It’s ok to talk about your personal life and your big questions, thoughts, and worries.
You choose to learn about topics that speak to you and your life. If you don’t know where to start or how to choose, you can explore possibilities with your educator.
Your learning is just that: made for you. It can match your mix of interests and questions. Your focus can evolve as you grow.
For a long time I believed that learning Jewish text wasn't for me. I certainly wasn't religious enough and everyone would judge me as such. I was sure it would be uninteresting and dull anyway. The opportunity to learn 1:1 with a Jewish educator through work hours at Moishe House shifted this perspective. I saw the ubiquity of so many of our tradition and texts, and I've worked with teachers who value and celebrate my perspective. I now see that these texts are for all of us and that there is enormous value in investing in continued learning. I'm grateful to have received this opportunity, one I likely would not have sought without a gentle nudge and supportive framework.
Moishe House Staff
Today, because of Moishe House’s investment in the 1:1 Jewish learning, when we work to build an inclusive environment, it is not enough to just look at studies of Millennials and Gen Z – we are also diving into the impact and strategy behind R. Elazer Ben Azariah opening the doors to the Academy in Yavneh and how R. Gamliel eventually learned from his younger counterpart and followed suit. When we think about whether or not to bring people together in a physical space for training, learning and connection, we look at recent articles written in Forbes magazine but also R. Elazer Ben Arach leaving for Dyomset and how that led to his educational and community building challenges. When we talk about the importance of work-life balance and the value of being a good parent, wife, husband or the importance of proper succession planning, we turn to Harvard Business Review case studies but also to the Book of Samuel.
Moishe House founder and CEO
I started one-on-one Jewish learning a month ago and am amazed at how much meaning it has already brought to my life. Under the guidance of an incredible, dynamic educator, I have started exploring everything from racial equity & inclusion, to inspirational Jewish leaders, to parenting, all rooted in Jewish values & traditions. Each session has helped ground my thinking & approach, bringing a depth that has been missing for me. This experience is highly personalized & immensely valuable. I am so grateful to Moishe House for making this possible, it’s truly a gift.
Moishe House Board Member
Jewish learning [this way] has been one of my favorite professional development experiences. I had the chance to work with a local rabbi that I long admired and on a curriculum that was tailored to me, my interests, and my needs. I was working with this rabbi as I wrapped up a five year stint living in Washington, DC and we co-created a mikvah experience to help transition from my life in Washington, DC to my new life in the Bay Area. I’m grateful for the opportunity to invest in my own Jewish identity, through Jewish text and tradition.
Repair the World staff member
I was very nervous to sign up for on-on-one learning initially. As a non-Jewish staff member, I always preferred learning about Judaism in group settings where there was less pressure to share my own experiences. My educator is so approachable and relatable, she taught me that learning together in chevruta is also about building a relationship and connecting as people. Our learning together focuses on marriage, since that’s a topic I can relate to. I’ve also found that reading Jewish text together, one-on-one, has made me a more confident speaker. It’s personal and professional development for me.
Moishe House Staff Member
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