Frequently Asked Questions

What is JerusalemU?

Jerusalem U provides dynamic, film-based content and educational programs to organizations and synagogues who seek to increase Jewish knowledge and engagement with Israel among their constituents. We produce award-winning documentary films and create film-based curricula for use among teens, college students, young adults, and adults.

 

How much time should I plan for each class?

Each course is different and class length depends on the length of the films and how much time you dedicate to the discussions after the film. We recommend leaving 1-2 hours for discussions.

 

How long are the films?

Each course is different. The films in our Step Up for Israel mini-course are 30-60 minutes, while the films in our Habits of Happiness and Cinema: The Jewish Lens mini-courses are approximately 35 minutes each.

 

Who teaches your courses?

Each course features a unique line-up of motivational speakers, educators, political insiders, and experts from leading institutions around the world, including Harvard, Princeton, Oxford and MIT. Individual instructor profiles are available on the course homepages.

 

Can we pick and choose which classes to use, or change the order?

We purposefully ordered the classes and films for best results. However, we also designed our courses to be flexible so that they can meet the different needs of our partners. Therefore, each class and film are independent of each other, so that you may choose the order that works best for you.    

 

What do we get when we buy your mini-course?

You will receive a mini-course package that includes:

  • DVD package with four or five films ranging from 30 minutes to an hour in length.

  • One-year license to show the films in a group setting.

  • Comprehensive Moderator’s Guide with clear directions and engaging discussion questions that will make your program interesting and fun.

  • Marketing and promotional materials. We’ll give you the fliers and emails you need to promote the program and create a buzz in your community.

 

What population are the classes appropriate for?

Our adult mini-courses are designed to appeal to a wide-range of adult audiences. We hope you learn from them and enjoy yourself as much as we do!

 

Do your Israel courses have a political agenda?

Jerusalem U believes that Israel is a legitimate Jewish and democratic state and is the homeland of the Jewish people. We are committed to providing a nuanced, complex view of the history of the State of Israel and the Arab-Israeli and Palestinian-Israeli conflicts.

 

Who do I contact for more information?

General Information: info@jerusalemu.org

Technical Assistance: techsupport@jerusalemu.org

Marketing Material Assistance: francine@jerusalemu.org