Choose your topic
Match with an educator
Pick your pace
We are a community of lifelong learners. We know that making time and space to explore new ideas is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves.
Here at the JLC, we don’t focus on WHAT you’re learning - that’s completely up to you. We celebrate learning for learning’s sake. Because it inspires creativity, because it brings meaning to our daily lives, because it’s fun, and because it brings us together.
You choose what you want to learn based on your interests, questions, or goals. Some learners choose a Jewish topic, like Jewish law or holidays. Others explore a universal topic through a Jewish lens, like gender equality or parenthood. Choose a topic that feels relevant to you, and if you aren’t sure, your educator can guide you.
You choose 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. If you need help finding a great fit, our JLC team will match you based on your learning style and interests.
You pick the timing and the frequency, anywhere from once a week to once a month, all during work hours. You can change the pace of your learning whenever you like, and talk with your educator about scaling up or scaling back as your workflow changes. At the JLC, we believe lifelong learning starts as a habit.
Here at the Jewish Learning Collaborative, we believe personalized learning has key 3 principles:
Like other forms of self care, learning is more meaningful and easier to stick with when you have a routine. JLC learners commit to a regular schedule: weekly, every other week, every three weeks, or once a month (1-4 times per month). Choose a rhythm that suits your needs, and you can always adjust as you find your flow.
You choose topics that speak to you, your life, or your work. If you don’t know where to start or how to choose, your educator can help!
Your learning is tailor made for you. It should reflect your unique mix of interests, questions, goals, and challenges. After all, lifelong learning is about gaining knowledge and skills that enhance your life. Your focus can evolve as you grow, and you can always shift directions when you’re ready for a change.
I always thought Jewish learning was not for me - it’s an ivory tower, it's for rabbis, for people who paid attention in Hebrew school, or actually know Hebrew - that’s not me! My educator was one of the very first people I met who didn't make me feel bad for not knowing things in a Jewish learning setting.
Having Jewish learning be part of what I do, and having the opportunity to learn during my workday helps me focus on why the work is so important. It adds the Jewish lens to the operational part of my day.
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
I really look forward to this hour that I get with this person. It's time where I can focus on me, on the big issues facing my life and the world. I have permission from my boss to invest in myself - I get this incredible gift of a break in my day and week.
Learning since 2018
There is a rejuvenation factor. I get a weekly interruption in an intentional way. I've committed to myself to take an hour every week to focus on myself and my learning. I’m prioritizing my time, and learning every week is how I prioritize myself. I’m only being asked to be an expert in myself - what are my values, my community, my questions? All i have to do is show up - i don't have to have a draft ready, or prework.
Repair the World
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
Ready to get started?
Join the Jewish Learning Collaborative HERE! Whether you're a new learner, a Jewish educator, or an organization interested in learning more - this is the place to get in touch. Our dedicated program support team will reach out to answer your questions or schedule a call to connect. We can't wait to start learning with you!
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