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Welcome to Jewish Studies Online, a program of the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life.

Our free, non credit online courses allow you to learn at your own pace and study with the Jewish Studies faculty at Rutgers University.

Select your course below, then scroll to the bottom of the page to register:

These courses are delivered through the Sakai learning management system at Rutgers.

How to Access the Course

If you already have an account in Sakai...

  • You will receive an email notification from Sakai informing you that you have been added to the course site.
  • Go to the Sakai website (https://sakai.rutgers.edu) and click on the EMAIL LOGIN button to log in with the email address you used to register for the course.

If you have never used Sakai before...

  • After you register, you will receive two email notifications from:
    • One message will inform you that a Sakai account has been created for you. It will include your guest log-in (the email address you used to register for the course) and an automatically generated password.
    • The second message will inform you that you have been added to the course site.
  • Go to the Sakai website (https://sakai.rutgers.edu) and click on the EMAIL LOGIN button to log in.

How to Find the Course in Sakai:

After you log in to Sakai, you can find the course one of two ways:

  1. At the top right of your screen, click the "Sites" link, then click the proper course title under the Projects heading.
  2. On the left navigation menu, click the Membership link, then click the course title link.

Additional information and contacts:

  • For assistance with Sakai, click the Help button to search their extensive documentation or contact their helpdesk (Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm): 848-445-8721 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • For questions about the course, please contact the Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact Us

Bildner Center
12 College Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
P (848) 932-2033
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