Project Zug Registration is Open for the 10th Cycle of Online Learning!

Project Zug, an online havruta learning platform powered by Mechon Hadar, will launch its tenth cycle on November 12, 2017. Registration is now open!

Project Zug connects individuals through curated one-on-one high quality Jewish learning. Now more than ever it is so important to connect with Jews around the world, from America to Israel to Russia – both secular and religious – to bridge gaps in the Jewish world. Let Project Zug match you with a learning partner, or sign up with a friend. The learning platform is for all ages, and allows you to learn from the comfort of your own home – whenever you want!

One participant from last year said, “Project Zug is a real gift to yourself. It’s an opportunity to stop each week for study, and to open your eyes to topics you have never considered before. It is based in Jewish text, but is very modern in nature.”

Project Zug courses cover a wide variety of topics, from the songs of Leonard Cohen to Jewish philosophy, to social justice. This November, Project Zug features two brand new courses, bringing the total of course options to 28.

Retell: Ancient Jewish Stories Reimagined,” a course created by actor and educator Jon Adam Ross and the InHeritance Project, brings forward the deep connection of storytelling throughout Jewish tradition, through the sharing of four stories inspired by a passage from the Torah, retold with a modern twist. Project Zug learners will hear these stories first hand, and then have a chance to unpack them and apply their own voice.

Sex, Love, and Relationships, ” a course created by Rabbi Avi Strausberg will dive into some of the most important questions of our times – what does it mean to love someone? What does a holy, healthy, sex life look like? The rabbis were comfortable discussing these topics, and so should we. Use traditional texts as a jumping point for your own interpretations and understandings of what it means to be in a relationship.

The value of havruta, one-on-one paired learning, reaches far beyond just engagement with the content: “We appreciated the gifts that each partner brought to our learning; being from different cultures and worldviews but sharing a love of our Jewish tradition greatly enhanced our learning.”

Start your journey today with Project Zug.