You learn for YOU. Millennia of Jewish text and conversation model different ways we can respond to life’s biggest challenges and questions. You’ll encounter ideas and stories that can help you with your work, your leadership, your life, your friendships and your family.

The journey is yours to travel -- you pick where you go, how you get there, and how you want to use your learning.

Jewish teachings have centuries of deep and expansive wisdom. Your educator is there to give you ideas and guide you, but you choose what you want to learn. You may choose to learn about topics of leadership, of law, stories of trees uprooted in the Talmud, of modern Israel or reading contemporary feminist interpretions of ancient texts. These are just a few examples to get your wheels turning.

One part of the Jewish Learning Collective is that learning is regular. You pick if that means weekly, every two weeks, every three weeks, or once a month. You can change your schedule at any time.

Check out the Jewish Learning Collaborative educators. Go with your gut and reach out to whoever speaks to you, someone you’d like to get to know better and learn from. An important piece of your learning is your chemistry with your teacher. Your first session will help you get a feel for your teacher, and sometimes it takes time to find a rhythm that feels right. You can change teachers at any time.

You don’t need to be Jewish or be interested in being Jewish to participate. You do need to be a staff or board member at a Jewish organization. You can use your learning for professional development to learn about major world religion, practical tips for work, or inspiration through Jewish thought. There are no agendas to change your practice or to change your current relationship to Judaism. You choose what your learning means to you.

You probably won’t hate it. You can always change what you’re learning or your educator. But if you don’t like it, you can always stop or take a break. This is for you, and it needs to work for you.

Your learning sessions should take place during your work hours. If you’re having trouble making time, talk with your supervisor about how to carve out time.

Your first session is all about you and your educator getting to know each other. You can explore different learning topics, talk about your interests, and what you’re thinking about.

The learners are staff and board members at Jewish organizations.

The Jewish Learning Collaborative’s partner organizations have chosen to invest in their employees’ and board members’ by funding your Jewish learning. As a learner, you don’t pay anything. This kind of learning is a benefit to working or volunteering at your organization.

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