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 9th and 10th 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 program was perfect for our son. It was a privilege to have had access to such fantastic teachers. We are thankful that our son was exposed to ideas that are not explored in a regular school...With everything going on in the world, Jewish thought is more important than ever."
- Ana J., Summer 2020 Parent
Sun., 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
Great Speeches in Israeli History: Words that Formed the
Dr. Daniel Polisar
Sun., 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Is the United States an Empire?
Dr. Harry Ballan
Sun., 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
Who Am I? A Jewish Exploration of the Human Mind and Heart
Rabbi Yakov Danishefsky
Sun., 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Judaism, Science, and Technology
Dr. Charles T. Rubin
Mon., 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Fate and Destiny:
An Introduction to
Rav Soloveitchik’s Thought
Rabbi Mark Gottlieb
Tue., 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
A Brief Introduction to Yiddish Literature: Or, Why Everything You Thought You Knew about Yiddish Culture Is Wrong
Dr. Dara Horn
Thu. 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Jews and Greeks:
Philosophers, Playwrights, Prophets
Director, Tikvah Online Academy