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Project Zug

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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.

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