About Us

The Jewish Learning Institute was established in 2017

The mission of the Jewish Learning Institute is to inspire Jewish living and learning and to transform Jewish life in Berkeley through Torah study in a setting that anyone on any level can participate, learn and enjoy.

Our approach to Jewish study considers the impact of Jewish values on personal and interpersonal growth.

JLI Berkeley offers three flagship courses per calendar year that draw on research-based instructional design and cutting-edge approaches to adult education.

Our programs and learning initiatives are presented with an innovative approach of traditional Judaism and are designed to be both intellectually rigorous and highly accessible.