Project Zug empowers Jews to take ownership over their learning through one-on-one havruta learning.
We believe that havruta can change your life. When two Jews connect through our shared tradition, the relationship has the power to cultivate meaning, joy, and belonging. We envision a world in which havruta learning is accessible and available to every Jew in every community.
Why Learn with Zug?
Project Zug is powered by Hadar, and gives direct access to curated high quality Torah resources, and a guided learning framework that enables Jews to build deep connections to each other and to our tradition. Our unique combination of facilitation and flexibility allows Jews to learn on their own schedule with an accessible structure and guidance.
We are deeply invested in keeping human interaction at the forefront of independent learning. We start with personalized and intentional havruta matching, and provide thoughtfully guided facilitation throughout each course. Project Zug enables connections to flourish with maximum flexibility of location and timing, so that people can discover the joy in owning their learning journey.
Project Zug seeks to foster meaning, joy, and belonging...
Torah + Community ⇨ Meaning. We are each on a never-ending search for deeper meaning in our daily lives. Project Zug offers inspiring Jewish learning while simultaneously connecting people to each other and a broader communities of learners. Putting a text between two people is the fastest way to get them to a deeper, more meaningful conversation. Asking the other person ‘what does this text mean to you?’ begins a journey toward understanding their values and life experience. We connect those searching for meaning with one another so together they can explore Jewish texts and connect them to their full selves.
Setting Aside Time for Meaning + Friendship ⇨ Joy. In today’s fast-paced world, we are pulled in so many directions. Project Zug’s structured facilitation helps people set aside time for deep meaningful Jewish engagement on a weekly basis. When people make space in their busy schedule to bring meaning into their lives in connection with someone else, their Jewish life is infused with joy, which is at the core of our vision.
Connection to Tradition + Connection to a Partner ⇨ Connection to the Jewish people (Belonging). Jewish texts have the power to connect us to those who came before us, and to Jewish people throughout the world today. When we take ownership of our tradition in relationship with another Jew, we experience deep belonging with the broader Jewish people.
Our courses offer a wide variety of topics, from the songs of Leonard Cohen to Jewish philosophy, from food to social justice. Explore our courses, and see sample handouts here.