Curriculum

Our year-long programming is broken up into two separate semesters. Our first semester will run from October 2021-December 2021, and our second semester will run from January 2022 – March 2022. TOS is a hybrid program of online and in-person programming.

Online Seminars: Our online seminars cover a range of topics focusing on key aspects of contemporary Jewish political life and the modern moral condition.  Our seminars will be held over Zoom. Each seminar is made up of five or six classes, taking place over the course of ten weeks (between October 24-December 31). We offer a variety of seminars for students to choose from, but students may only enroll in up to two seminars per semester.

Each semester, we will host four in-person events at a central Jerusalem location. Two of the events will be co-ed, one will be all-male, and another will be all-female.  These events are open to all TOS participants. These events will feature a lecture or debate with leading Israel public figures about critical issues facing Israeli society. There will also be designated time for small group conversations with fellows in your individual seminars. A delicious meal will be served at every in-person event.

Students must commit to regular attendance for both in-person  events and online seminars. Additionally, participants will be expected to carefully prepare the assigned readings for their classes. Students who are unable to meet these requirements may be asked to leave the program. 

 

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