Project Zug (www.projectzug.org) seeks to connect Jews across the world with each other—and with Jewish tradition—through weekly one-to-one paired (havruta) learning.
Our Vision: Within 10 years, Project Zug will connect 5,000 Jews every year, from all over the world, for studying, connection, and building a greater sense of Jewish peoplehood.
What is Project Zug?
- Matches each participant with an appropriate partner
- Provides highest-quality content through curated study sheets and videos on a wide variety of topics
- Connects Israelis, Americans, and Jews around the world, secular and religious, to bridge gaps in the Jewish world
- Offers a low per-person cost that builds real relationships through substance
Why learn with Project Zug?
- A platform that connects Jews everywhere through substantive Jewish learning
- Participants meet on their own schedule
- Scalable model: course materials can be used an infinite number of times
- Unlike most internet learning, the content is designed to build relationships, not simply a broadcast of information
- 1-1 model keeps participants responsible for one another and builds deep connections
How does it work?
- Courses are either 4 or 10 sessions in length
- Each learning session offers a study sheet with questions, designed to be learned in 30-45 min.
- Study can be done online through video chat, or in person
- Each course features 4 short, high quality videos of the instructor offering background and framing for the learning
- Participants can register to learn with a particular person, or let us find them a good match
Our courses offer a wide variety of topics, from the songs of Leonard Cohen to Jewish philosophy, from food to social justice. Explore our courses, and see sample handouts here.