Tikvah Online Academy offers high-level seminars—with small classes, master teachers, and spirited discussions—for students interested in Jewish ideas, Zionism and modern Israel, American democracy, and Western civilization.
✔ Fall 2020 courses for 7th and 8th grade students will take place from October 18, 2020 to November 19, 2020. All classes are capped at 12 to 15 students.
✔ Each class meets for one session per week for five weeks: always live on Zoom. All weekday classes are scheduled in the evenings, so they will not conflict with the school day. Sunday sessions will take place in the late mornings or evenings.
✔ Courses are open to all students regardless of their educational backgrounds. The application process is simple but selective.
✔ The full menu of courses is listed below. All applicants who are new to Tikvah will be asked to fill out a short application and schedule a Zoom interview. Tikvah alumni will be invited to complete the same short application, but will have an accelerated admissions process without an interview. Acceptances will be sent out within two weeks.
✔ Tuition is $100 per course. Full scholarships are available for any family with financial need.
Fall 2020 course applications will be open until September 14, 2020.
"The teacher is just awesome. You can tell he is really passionate. We don't have teachers like this in our school."
- Greg S., Summer 2020 Student
"We are truly grateful for this opportunity for our daughter. She has learned to read primary texts critically in just a few short weeks and her teachers have really encouraged her to analyze and discuss important themes in class."
- Lauren B., Summer 2020 Parent
Sun., 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM EDT
What is Zionism?
The Founding Thinkers
Dr. Brian Horowitz & Sarah Wapner
Sun., 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM EDT
The Jewish Prayerbook:
A Philosophical Introduction
Rabbi Ilan Schimmel
Mon., 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM EDT
What is Philosophy?
An Introduction to
Socrates and Plato
Dr. Matthew Holbreich & Dr. Jacob Howland
Tues. 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM EDT
Harry Ballan & Dr. Vincent Phillip Muñoz
Wed., 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM EDT
On the Goodness of Creation
Rabbi Mark Gottlieb
Thu. 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM EDT
Why Sports Matter:
Athletics and Human Excellence
Eric Cohen & Stephanie Cohen
Director, Tikvah Online Academy