How do the classes work?
The classes are primarily on-demand and can be done anytime, anywhere.
Students log in to their course, read/watch/interact with online content, and complete weekly missions. They are also paired with a master teacher who will meet with them live (via web conference) to go over material and discuss the content in greater depth. The teachers guide the students on their learning journey, and make sure that they are having fun!
How much does it cost?
$450 per course.
Are your courses accredited?
Lookstein Virtual Jewish Academy is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accrediting Commission for Schools as a supplementary Education Program.
Upon completion, you can request a transcript from Lookstein Virtual Jewish Academy, a project of the Lookstein Center for Jewish Education of Bar-Ilan University.
We do not currently provide college credit.
We offer a wide range of courses to appeal to teens and tweens with varied interests and backgrounds.
Jewish History and Values Courses
A Story of Resilience and Survival: Jewish History Survey Part I – Grades 7,8
Inspirational Figures of the 20th Century – Grades 8,9
Jewish History Survey: The Story of Exile and Return – Grades 9,10
Letters Home: American Jewish History – Grades 10,11
Jewish Women Lead – Grades 10,11
The Emergence of Modern Israel – Grades 10,11,12
Remembering the Holocaust – Grades 11,12
Jewish Texts – Previous Hebrew text study required
Themes in Megillat Esther – Grades 6,7
Themes in Megillat Ruth – Grades 6,7
David, Founder of a Dynasty: Shmuel Bet 1-10 – Grades 7,8
Quest for Eliyahu – Grades 8,9
Sage Advice: Selections from Pirkei Avot – Grades 9,10,11
From Names to a Nation: Shemot 1-13 – Grades 10,11,12
We work with master Jewish teachers from North America and the UK that have dedicated their lives to educating and inspiring Jewish teens and pre-teens. Our teachers come from all Jewish backgrounds (meet them here), and we make sure to pair families with the teacher that can best meet their educational and Jewish learning needs.
All students need a computer/tablet, headset with microphone, webcam, and working internet.