What is Torah Live?
Torah Live aims to translate every good character trait, halacha and important hashkafa into the language of our generation.
Torah Live produces high-quality multimedia presentations about Judaism for both adults and children, students and educators. Our mission is to create cutting-edge multimedia presentations that communicate Jewish values in a non-preachy, well organized, and energetic manner.
Over the last few years, Torah Live has created many popular multimedia presentations, which have been screened at over 1,000 venues in more than 100 cities worldwide, to both secular and religious audiences.
Why should I choose Torah Live?
If you have a burning desire for learning Torah and understanding the mitzvos and you are looking for that one thing that will finally explain it to you in a clear, friendly and cutting edge approach - than you’ve come to the right place!
Click here and hear users from around the world share their Torah Live experiences.
How do I sign up?
Go to our membership page and choose your level of subscription and in just a few clicks you can join the Torah Live revolution!
Do you have a brochure?
Yes. You can download it here.
What do I need to do to access the Torah Live platform?
You will need to have internet access at a high speed connection. If you have an internet filter or firewall this might cause disruptions in the viewing or may even block access to the platform. You will need to either speak with your filter provider or adjust the firewall settings to enable Torah Live to function properly.
Can I cancel at any time?
Yes, you have the option of canceling your subscription at any time.
Can I share my username with someone else?
A username can only be used by the account owner and not shared with other users/entities. Please understand that while we would love for as many people as possible to experience Torah Live, we are also under challenging financial burdens and every dollar counts.
Does Torah Live have rabbinical endorsement?
What makes Torah Live so unique is the fact that it has been endorsed by rabbinical authorities from around the world. Click here to see just a partial list of approbations from rabbinical figures.
Rav Yitzchak Berkovits, Posek for Sanhedria Murcheved and Rosh Kollel for the Jerusalem Kollel, serves as the president of Torah Live and guides Torah Live every step of the way.
Help! I need tech support!
We're sorry to hear that you are having trouble with the website. Before opening a support request, it is important that you take the following steps, which solve the problem for most users.
- Install Google Chrome and try accessing the material using Google Chrome.
- Try accessing the content using Incognito Mode of Google Chrome
We cannot provide additional support until you try these solutions, which, most often, will solve your problem. If you are still having issues, please contact us by filling out the tech support form.
Is Torah Live a non-profit?
Torah Live is a registered charity in the USA, UK, and Israel.
Our USA tax ID number (EIN) is: 46-0643106 and we are filed under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Click here to view official documentation from the IRS.
Our UK registration number is 1134560. Click here to view official documentation.
Our Israel organization number is 580516789. Click here to view official documentation.
In Canada, tax deductible receipts can be obtained through Beth Oloth.
To make a donation, please visit our donate page here.
How can I sponsor a presentation?
From our donate page here.
What naming opportunities do you have?
How can I get involved?
Thank you. We are a very lean organization, working on a tight budget. So, any skills or help you have to offer are warmly welcome. Kindly fill out our Volunteer Form so we can put you to work in the right areas.
Is Torah Live relevant for family use?
Whether you’re looking for high quality, educationally sound Torah videos for your children at home or for a long road trip, the Torah Live video library is guaranteed to provide you and your family the best there is to offer in Torah education.
Click here to see a sample of the outstanding quality of our work.
Can I use Torah Live for homeschooling?
As a homeschooling parent, by signing up for the teacher level access, you will be able to tailor make a curriculum that best suits your child’s learning and academic needs. Click here to see the resources that will be made available to you through the teacher membership. Alternatively, you can also sign up for a premium account where your child can watch the video's and take quizzes on their learning.
Do you have a curriculum guide with suggestions of how we can use your wonderful material around the year?
Yes. You can download our “Around the Year with Torah Live” school curriculum, here.
How can I use Torah Live in the classroom?
Torah Live offers two tracks. Track #1 is the video courses. Track #2 provides a teacher with all of the multi-media materials needed in order to teach the topic on their own. A teacher also has the option of purchasing access to the Torah Live LMS and assessment package as well.
Click here to see how you can use Torah Live in the classroom.
Can you show me samples of the multimedia materials for teachers?
To see samples of the multimedia materials for teachers please click here
What is included in the teacher version of Torah Live?
- Full access to the Torah Live video library
- Classroom presentations*
- Instructor guides
- Video transcripts
- Research notes
- Online quizzes
- Printable student workbooks
- Learning management system
- Lesson plans
- Online games
- Graphic files
For more information click here
How versatile are the classroom presentations?
The presentations are extremely versatile and can be given to a wide variety of audiences. A quick look at our clientele list shows the great variety: from young professionals at Machon Yaakov who are beginning to learn about Judaism, to Yeshivas Mir students in Jerusalem, to a lunch-and-learn at HM Treasury.
This flexibility is made possible by the fact that the teacher versions of our material have very little text on the screen and are mostly graphics. This allows each teacher to give over the content using language most appropriate to his or her audience. You can see for yourself how teachers are raving about it here.
Do you provide training for teachers?
Torah Live provides a number of training programs for educators both in-person and live online via Skype. We offer a 30 minute free orientation program and 4 and 6 hour paid training programs. The training programs go more deeply into both how to facilitate the platform in the classroom and reviewing through the teacher presentations. Watch the feedback from the United Synagogue Rabbis Torah Live training session here and feedback from Rabbi Roth’s training session at the AJOP conference here.
Where can I find the student workbooks?
To access a student workbook - click on the the topic that you're currently using and then click on "student materials":
Click on "student workbook" and download the workbook from there:
For what grades is Torah Live appropriate?
How much time does it take to setup a Torah Live presentation in the classroom?
Torah Live has no intention of becoming a burden on the school or the teachers. In our intro to the multi-media presentations, we suggest what tech tools are needed to setup a presentation without wasting time. Whenever a school launches a Torah Live program, we always provide a one time training session and show the teachers how to present it as efficiently as possible.
Is Torah Live content compatible with Smart Boards/Ipads?
How can Torah Live be used in an existing curriculum?
Our goal is not to replace an existing curriculum but to enhance what already exists. The Torah Live platform reduces preparation time by providing the teacher with a variety of materials that they can use in the classroom.
However, if the school or a teacher is in need of a curriculum. we can provide that as well. To see how Torah Live can be used throughout the school year click here.
I’m a teacher. Can I pay for a home user membership, if I just want to show the videos to my class and not use any of the supplementary teacher material?
Since you are using Torah Live in a public setting, we require you to register for the teacher membership. The $5 membership level is for home-use only.
What is included in the student membership option?
- Full access to the Torah Live video library
- Full access to the online quizzes
- Full access to Torah Live games
- Printable certificate upon course completion
Do you offer college credits?
Yes! We are excited to announce that Torah Live has received approval to offer a college credit learning program in partnership with the Theological Research Institute.
How can Torah Live be used at summer camp?
Torah Live has an excellent camp program. Click here to download the Torah Live guide for Jewish camp.
What do the courses entail?
Jewish Law 301: Jewish Law and Practice
This course will take the student through many of the fundamental topics of everyday Jewish living in the exciting Torah Live way. It covers the following topics: mezuzah, charity, tefillin, brachos, sukkos, kashrus and signs of kosher animals, tefilas haderech, praying on an airplane, and immersing new utensils.
Jewish Law 302: Leadership and Character Development
This course will focus on the steps a person needs to take to develop his character and leadership skills. It will be taught through a variety of instructional sources: reading classic and contemporary texts, watching Torah Live videos, and writing essays.
How does it work?
Our college courses take Torah Live learning to a new level. We have created a learning platform that provides long-distance learning for students in college or still in yeshiva/seminary. Each course is broken down into a series of units. Each unit contains videos, online assessments, essay writing and further reading requirements. There is a learning dashboard which will enable you to track your learning and view quiz results throughout the learning process. You can learn at your own pace and the learning dashboard will keep track of where you are in the course. Reviewing is as simple as clicking on the review unit button.
At the end of each course you will be required to take a proctored proficiency exam.
How long should it take to complete each course?
Each course should take 48 hours of coursework to complete.
How long do I have to complete a course?
You can go at your own pace, but you have one year to complete a course.
How is a course graded?
A course is graded pass/fail during its length. While the final grade is taken from the proctored proficiency exam, a student who has not passed the course will not be allowed to take the final.
Are there tests? How will they be graded?
In order to check your understanding of the material you studied, there are several online assessments. They are timed and it is suggested that you take notes while watching the videos to help you answer the questions. You may use your notes while taking these assessments. They will be graded on a pass/fail basis.
Are there essays? How will they be graded?
There are several required essays that will be graded on a pass/fail basis.
What materials do I need for a course?
You will need a computer or device with an internet connection. For each course there is a required reading list.
Through which college are these courses offered?
How many credits is a course?
For each course you earn 3 credits.
How much does a course cost?
Each course costs $300.
What if I need tech support?
We at Torah Live are here to support you. Just email us at [email protected] and we will be happy to help you.