The Academy is a vibrant, modern-orthodox program for Jewish thought, scholarship and education and that inspires our community with a lifelong love of Jewish learning.
The South African Jewish community has greatly expanded its institutions and programmes in the last decade. Indeed, an unprecedented growth in both religious and secular institutions has led the South African Jewish community to be a powerful example for other leading diaspora communities. However, there is a noticeable gap in the area of serious textual study being offered to all members of the greater community (especially those with little training in Torah texts). Additionally a culture of discussion and debate over critical modern issues in the Jewish world has not yet been achieved within the Orthodox world in South Africa.
In the last nine years the London School of Jewish Studies (LSJS), established as Jews’ College in 1855, has grown from a small institution to a world-class learning centre brimming with students. Led by its President, Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, its imaginative courses, high intellectual standards, innovative tours and outreach to synagogues have earned the respect of communal leaders and created a buzz across Anglo-Jewry. Using the material and guidance of LSJS, the Academy of Jewish Thought and Learning (The Academy), is forming a new program for Jewish thought, learning and scholarship in order to create the same vibrant success in these areas within the South African Jewish context.
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The Academy is Re-Imagining Education in South Africa. Join us on this journey and partake in the Educational Revolution!
National Education Development Programme
NED is the ﬁrst project in South Africa to drive 21st century Jewish Educational Leadership, Training and Enrichment. The Academy has created a host of options for Jewish educational professionals — from Adult Educators to School Educators and Rabbis and Rebbetzins to Leaders in these areas. We have courses to provide knowledge and skills, enabling access to programmes all the way to the Bachelors and Masters level with degrees in Jewish education provided by LSJS. Depending on your personal circumstances, experience and previous educational qualifications, NED will offer you a number of different options.
Please click here to sign up and explore options for the NED Programme.
Thirst For Hope, is a grassroots project instilling hope in underprivileged children across South Africa. Through the implementation of Israeli AgriTech technology, Thirst for Hope feeds over 3500 underprivileged youth daily through development of sustainable feeding scheme gardens using Israeli Technology.
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