The Institute for Jewish Learning of The Jewish Theological Seminary offers 8- and 10-session seminars designed for dedicated learners with a strong interest in intensive study and a strong background in Jewish history and politics, arts and literature, thought and ideas.
Context Seminars feature university-level instruction with outstanding Jewish studies scholars in a supportive learning community. Seminar topics are developed in conversation with students, community leaders, and the Context faculty. Payment plans and need-based scholarships are available.
A Sampling of Recent Seminars
What Do Jews Believe? Jewish Religious Transformation in the 20th Century
Dr. David Hoffman, at Park Slope Jewish Center (Brooklyn)
Jewish Ethics and Contemporary Issues
Dr. David Kraemer, at Congregation Or Zarua (Upper East Side)
Dr. David Kraemer, at Israel Center of Conservative Judaism (Queens)
Unfolding the Text: Reading Tanakh Through the Vision of Classical Jewish Exegesis
Dr. Robert Harris, at Congregation Ansche Chesed (Upper West Side)
Classics of the Jewish Tradition: Readings, Analysis, and Discussion
Dr. Benjamin Gampel, at Bet Torah (Mount Kisco, NY)
The Modern Return to Zion: Zionism and its Critics
Dr. Eugene Korn, at Forest Hills Jewish Center (Queens)
Jerusalem Contested: Readings, Analysis, and Discussion
Dr. Jonathan Gribetz, at Congregation B'nai Tikvah (North Brunswick, NJ)