Online courses for adults and teens investigating a central Jewish theme through conversations with HUC-JIR scholars and academic experts.

Why Bother? Judaism in an Age of Choice

In this online course for teens, students consider & celebrate Judaism’s special place in the world, by bringing that wider world – secular & religious alike – to Judaism. This kaleidoscope of perspectives eloquently illustrates Judaism’s unique value.

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Live-streamed discussions between HUC-JIR scholars in your synagogue. Interactive Q & A with study guide provided for continued learning.

American Jews and the Culture of Show Biz

Music, film, comedy, theater, and literature: America reflected in the Jewish experience.

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Passionate discussions on the issues that are inspiring our leaders and thinkers in the Jewish world.

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Featured Podcast
What Makes Me a Reform Jew?

Rabbi Ellenson examines Jewish seclusion in the pre-modern world to assimilation and the evolution of Reform Judaism.

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Supreme Myths

Law professor and author, Eric Segall, examines central myths about the Supreme Court and its judges.

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Critique and Rebuke

How far should we go to change someone’s opinion? Rabbi Dr. Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi takes a look at Jewish tradition and draws some lines.