When two Jews connect through our shared tradition, the relationship has the power to cultivate meaning, joy, and belonging.

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Tell us about yourself and what you are looking for in a learning partner.
Pick a Course
Study with an inspiring teacher. Delve deeply into a familiar topic or explore something totally new.
Meet Your Havruta
Connect with your partner “face-to-face” through your preferred video-chat technology
Learn Together
Use our online platform to explore your topic through texts, guiding questions, and short videos.
Not eating food in the same way as everyone else has been one of the central markers of Jewish identity for millennia. But many core questions about this practice of Kashrut remain open. Why do we...
Wrestle with every day moral dilemmas, the sorts of which we each encounter all of the time in our lives, through the lens of traditional Jewish texts.In this course, we’ll consider questions like:...
When we say "the rabbis" of the Talmud, who are we talking about? What stories do we tell about them and what can we learn from them? How does a religious leader's personality drive or hinder their...
Music is the soul's native language: a prayer, a divine ladder upon which we climb between the Earth and the Heavens. But music also reaches horizontally across our social fractures and dogmas and...
Hadar Institute
Hadar Institute
Hadar Institute
Hadar Institute
Do I need to be a computer genius to participate?
Nope, participants do need access to a reliable and strong internet connection and a computer with capacity for video-conferencing. What you do need is a desire to connect, learn, laugh, and grow.
What does "zug" mean?
Zug is Hebrew for partner. A learning partner is called a Havruta. Learning online with a great havruta? That’s called Project Zug!
When do we meet?
Each Zug/pair will schedule their online video conversation at a time convenient to their schedules. It will be challenging with the time difference, but it is doable!
How much does it cost to participate in Project Zug?

Project Zug participants pay a sliding rate of $36-$180, on a pay-what-you-want scale per course. If cost is a barrier, please let us know. If you would like to sign up a group, please contact us for special group rates.