Tikvah Online Academy offers high-level seminars—with small classes, master teachers, and spirited discussions—for middle school, high school, and college students interested in big ideas.
✔ Our rich menu of courses includes seminars on Jewish ideas and Western civilization, the history and heroes of Israel, the future of American democracy, the fight against anti-Semitism, and the principles of a free economy and free society.
✔ Our weekly online classes can be taken from anywhere in the world, and students are welcome to enroll in one or more courses throughout summer 2020.
✔ TOA educators are leading professors, policy experts, rabbis, and writers eager to teach intellectually curious students who want to join Tikvah’s community of ideas.
✔ All classes meet once per week for four consecutive weeks. Classes will be running throughout the summer from mid-June to mid-July (Session #1) and from mid-July to early August (Session #2).
✔ All applicants will get an immediate response. No student will be turned away due to financial need.
The application deadline for Session #2 courses is June 21, 2020.
Our Tikvah Online Academy program for 11th and 12th graders is generously supported by the Paul E. Singer Foundation, whose mission is to strengthen American democracy, the future of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state, and Jewish continuity.
Earn a Tikvah Certificate
For students who want to take at least 3 courses this summer, you can become eligible for special additional opportunities—including essay prizes/scholarships, special sessions w/ Jewish leaders, and a Tikvah online certificate.Learn More
Sun., 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
The Modern Wars of the Jews: Key Historical Moments & Great Moral Debates
Wed., 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
Zionism and Anti-Zionism: Dispatches from the University Campus
Thu., 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
Israel’s Economic Take-Off: Human Creativity and the Dynamism of the Market
Sun., 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Jews and American Conservatism: Great Thinkers and Key Debates
Tue., 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
The Varieties of Anti-Semitism: What Do We Face and How Should We Respond?
Thu., 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT