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Temple Israel of Scranton

Temple Israel of Scranton

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Online Learning Resources

Exploring Judaism

Exploring Judaism is the digital home for Conservative Judaism.

Exploring Judaism is a home for Torah that embraces the beauty and complexity of Judaism and our personal search for meaning and learning. There is always something to learn and explore.

Exploring Judaism seeks to help people find explainers on subjects they wish to learn more about, practical guides on observing Judaism, and reflections on making life more meaningful.

Our approach is rooted in Conservative Judaism and in the ideas that Judaism grows with us, that we’re guided by process, and that there is beauty in the balance.

Exploring Judaism – The Digital Home for Conservative Judaism

Herbert D. Katz Center Spring Lectures

Each year, the Katz Center organizes talks, panels, concerts, and other programs for the public, some on Penn’s campus and others in the community around Philadelphia. Many partner with institutional neighbors like the National Museum of American Jewish History, the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, and local synagogues. The Center also occasionally offers adult education programs with leading scholars. A new “Create Your Own Program” initiative offers organizations the opportunity to plan their events with some help from the Center and interested fellows.

A newly initiated Friends of the Katz Center allows members of the public even more learning opportunities while giving them a way to support scholars and new research.

Visit our events calendar to see the full line-up of events open to the public.

My Jewish Learning

Welcome to the Hub for online Jewish classes and events. This is your central place to find meaningful experiences and connect with others online.

Israel Film Center STREAM

Israel Film Center STREAM is the most comprehensive site for Israeli and Jewish films in the U.S., offering year-round promotions and special thematic programs of new releases and classics.

Israel Film Center Stream is an initiative of the Israel Film Center at the Marlene Meyerson JCC in Manhattan, a leading resource for Israeli film, expanding Israel’s emerging film industry and promoting Israeli culture in America.
The center serves as an exhibitor, promoter, educator, funder, distributor, producer, network organizer, advisor, and festival producer and includes a viewing library and online database of Israeli cinema (

B’Yachad Together: Spirited by American Jewish University

Offering ONLINE LEARNING that captures and delivers the insights of our faculty and friends and convenes our diverse, inclusive community to advance ideas, dialogue, and debate. Most of our webinars are offered at NO COST.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Virtual online learning calendar

Yivo Institute for Jewish Research

YIVO’s Shine Online Educational Series fills a critical gap in Jewish Studies education today. While many secondary schools and universities feature extensive curricula covering biblical literature, Israeli studies, and the Holocaust, far fewer courses focus on a crucial period in Jewish history: the 1,000 years of Jewish life and culture in Eastern Europe. This story of Ashkenazi civilization is an essential part of the larger Jewish story—a millennium rich in language, literature, art, music, and culture.


Programming continues in 2021 with programs exploring Judaism and democracy, ethics, peoplehood, and Jewish identity.