Lookstein Virtual Jewish Academy works to bring Jewish education to Jewish students everywhere, regardless of geographic location or ideological orientation, and to supporting Jewish schools by providing affordable, innovative, differentiated instruction to supplement their existing course offerings.

What We Do

Lookstein Virtual Jewish Academy produces substantive Jewish learning content, and then harnesses technology to deliver it to students in a meaningful and engaging way.


Lookstein Virtual Jewish Academy is an award-winning initiative of The Lookstein Center at Bar-Ilan University.

The Lookstein Center is deeply committed to enhancing the quality of Jewish education around the world. The Center’s staff works with hundreds of Jewish day schools to identify and solve problems facing the Jewish educational world today, translating innovative ideas into practical solutions: curriculum, resources, programs, and community action. The Lookstein Center has more than two decades of experience in the fields of classical and distance educational programming.

Bar-Ilan University is the fastest-growing institution of higher education in Israel. From its globally-recognized leadership in nanotechnology, Biblical archaeology, and engineering to its 1,800 Judaism-related courses offered under the auspices of the world’s largest Jewish studies faculty, Bar-Ilan University is making its impact felt as it meshes the microscope and Torah scroll – high-level scholarship and Jewish heritage into tomorrow’s culture of excellence.


Lookstein Virtual Jewish Academy is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accrediting Commission for Schools as a supplementary  Education Program.

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