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Educational Programs


In October 2013 Sefer announced the new project that allows to take part in courses on Jewish Studies during the whole academic year not leaving the house. The project has been made possible with the generous support of Genesis Philanthropy Group, Presidents Grant Foundation, JOODS Humanitair Fond, L.A. Pincus Fund for Jewish Education in the Diaspora, Israel and UJA Federation of New York

Webinar is a new educational form that allows students from different countries to take part in lectures and language courses. It has minimum requirements (such as stabile Internet connection and microphone). We use the system, which is extremely easy and gives to the lecturers the possibility to demonstrate photos, illustrations and texts and to interact with the students.

The registration for the language groups in the 2019/2020 academic year is closed.


registration for the 2022-2023 academic year

For continuing students

Yiddish  registration for the 2021/2022 academic year is closed
Biblical Hebrew  registration for the 2021/2022 academic year is closed
Modern Hebrew  registration for the 2021/2022 academic year is closed


In the 2021/2022 academic year the following lectures and mini-courses were held:

 (Courses are in Russian)

In the 2020/2021 academic year the following lectures and mini-courses were held:

2019/2020 academic year:

year 2018/2019

year 2017/2018:

year 2016/2017:
Jews in India  (. Zykov, Moscow)
Beautiful Jewess in the World literature (. Polonskaya, Jerusalem)
Medieval Jewish illustrated scrolls  (D. Harman, Moscow)

Year 2015/2016: 

Introduction into Biblical Archaeology (Mikhail Freikman, Jerusalem) 
Slow Reading of Classical Jewish Texts (Andrey Pshenitskiy, Jerusalem),
Jewish Art in the 20th Century:  (Maria Berezanskaya, Moscow)History of the State of Israel (Dmitry Maryasis, Moscow),
Modern Jewish History (Maksim Hammal, Moscow),
Between Sky and Earth: the Ideas of Spiritual and Intellectual Ascension in Synagogue Art (Ilya Rodov, Bar Ilan), 
I Bashevis-Singer in Yiddish and in English; the change of language, reader and context. (V. Fedchenko, St-Petersburg)

Year 2014/2015: 
Introduction into Jewish Mystics (Mark Gondelman, Jerusalem),
Exegesis of Genesis: the Forms and the Ideas of Bereshit Rabba (Reuven Kiperwasser, Jerusalem)
The Horns of Moses VS the Horns of Devil: Jews in the Medieval Christian Iconography (Mikhail Maizuls, Moscow),
Introduction into Biblical Archaelogy (Mikhail Freikman, Jerusalem)

Year 2013/2014:
Qumran: the History of the Community and the History of the Research (Michael Tuval).
History of the Yiddish Literature (Valery Dymshits)
Jewish Traditional Music (Mark Kovnatskiy, Dmitriy Slepovich)
Antisemitism and nationalism in Russia and around (V. Likhachev, Jerusalem) 

Epigrahy course (2014)  
Epigrahy course for beginners (2015)
Epigrahy course for advanced (2015)
Jewish Folklore course (2014)

Judaika for home delivery on Avi Chai Foundation Web site 
Jewish studies in a new format on Jewish News Agency site  

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We would be happy to answer any questions on enrollment  at  sefer.webinar(at)