Lookstein Virtual Jewish Academy: Online Learning-Coronavirus Contingency

By: Odelia Epstein
KC Topics: 
Technology, School Policies and Procedures, Coronavirus

Lookstein Virtual Jewish Academy is a project of the Lookstein Center for Jewish Education in Bar Ilan University and offers more than 30 online Judaic studies and Limudei Kodesh courses for students, ranging in topic from Tanach, Jewish History, Ethics, Leadership and more.

Audience: Students in grades 6-12. There are offerings for both community schools as well as yeshiva day schools.  

Medium: Courses combine both live and "not live" (synchronous and asynchronous) learning. Students can work independently at flexible times on coursework and will also have regular live meetings with their teacher at times that are mutually agreed upon with the school. Courses are typically either 6 weeks, semester long, or year long. Courses include online study guides, interactive modules, video clips, assignments and project-based assessments.  All courses are teacher-led and our teachers are fully responsible for all assessment and communication with the school. Throughout the course, course instructors provide feedback, support and guidance to the students. 

Pricing and Discount Information: Lookstein Virtual is a nonprofit organization whose aim is to serve Jewish day schools and Jewish students at an affordable price. Pricing varies depending on the course model and package of services (training alone, training plus curricula, online courses, etc.).  All offerings can be customized to meet school needs and, as such, schools should contact Lookstein directly for a price quote. We are happy to offer our services at cost and/or a 20% discount to schools that come to us via Prizmah.  

Contact: Nili Auerbach, nili@lookstein.orgor Direct:  (646) 568-9737.

More Information: To view courses online, please CLICK HERE.  To request a PDF catalog, please email: admissions@lookstein.org.  All Lookstein Virtual courses are accredited by WASC and we can provide a transcript upon course completion. 

Lookstein Virtual has provided online Judaic Studies courses to thousands of students and has worked with over 100 Jewish Day Schools and

Schools are invited to visit our website where they can read about our methods, models, course options, and also receive up-to-date offerings in light of school closures.