Tikvah’s Mission

Tikvah is a think tank and educational institution focused on the foundational ideas of Jewish civilization; the great challenges facing the Jewish people and the State of Israel; and the political, moral, and economic traditions of Western civilization and American democracy. Tikvah runs a wide range of programs in the United States, Israel, and around the world, including educational initiatives and fellowships, publications and websites, conferences, and policy research.

Our main interest is challenging exceptional students—from middle school to high school, from gap year to college, from graduate students to emerging professionals—to become Jewish leaders and Jewish citizens. We seek to expose them to the most important ideas—in Jewish thought, Zionist history, political philosophy, economics, and strategy—and to inculcate a sense of responsibility for Jewish, Western, and American civilization. We also work closely with the alumni of our various programs, and we encourage our students to think about their time with us as the gateway to a larger Tikvah community.

Click here to view our annual report: an-depth review of every Tikvah program, publication, and initiative in both the United States and Israel.


Student Programs

Tikvah’s educational strategy is clear: Cultivate young Jews in the best of Jewish, Western, and American civilization. Invest in serious students from middle school to high school to college to their early careers. Develop a new generation of Jewish leaders who believe in Jewish exceptionalism and who boldly commit to facing the greatest moral, political, and strategic challenges of the modern age.

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Lobel Center for Jewish Classical Education

The Lobel Center for Jewish Classical Education is focused on four major initiatives: developing and disseminating a new K-12 curriculum that immerses students in the best of Western and Jewish culture, recruiting and training master teachers, partnering with Jewish schools across North America, and launching Tikvah classical schools that bring this vision fully to life.

For more information about the Lobel Center for Jewish Education, click here.


Tikvah Ideas

In essays, books, podcasts, and video courses, Tikvah Ideas aims to advance the most serious Jewish thinking about the major challenges facing the Jewish people and to explore the enduring riches of Jewish, Zionist, and American civilization. Our aim is to shape the current debate by taking the long view and to kindle Jewish souls by probing the depths of Jewish tradition and history.

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Tikvah Community

Building a new generation of committed Jews and Zionists. Learning from the most important teachers in America and Israel. Standing together for our most cherished Jewish and American values. Finding a Jewish home and haven in turbulent times. The Tikvah community offers deep purpose and fraternity to its diverse members.