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.
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., 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Jewish Ideas and the American Founding
Tue., 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
How the Israelites Conquered an Empire: The Jewish Transformation of the Roman Soul
Wed., 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
Israeli Military Strategy: The Lessons of 1948, 1967, and 1973
Thu., 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
The Moral Imagination: Nathaniel Hawthorne and the American Soul
Sun., 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
What is Zionism? Exploring Israel’s Founding Debates
Mon., 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
Who Am I? A Jewish Exploration of the Human Mind and Heart
Tue., 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Pagan Vice or Jewish Genius? On Machiavelli’s Moral Vision
Wed., 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT