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.


REGISTER FOR THE COURSE

Click on the course and then click on the yellow registration button at the top of the screen to register through Continuing Studies/ANCOR. 

Canvas Platform Courses Sakai Platform Courses
The Bible and History History of Zionism
History of Jewish Farming on Four Continents in the Modern Era Inquisition and the Jews
Innovative Orthodoxies Israeli Political System
Introduction to Sephardic Folklore: The Saint, the Queen, and the Joker Jews Under Islam
Tevye's Descendants: A Short History of Soviet Jewry Rabbinic Literature
Jewish Countercultures: Remaking American Judaism, 1967-1990  
Women in Yiddish Literature  

 

ACCESSING THE COURSE

Canvas Courses

You will receive an email notification from Canvas informing you that you have been added to the course site.

Go to the Canvas website (https://canvas.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 are a NEW Canvas student, you will receive an email to complete your account creation. The link will take you to a “Welcome Aboard!” log-in screen where you will create your Canvas password. Once you set your password use the “Email Login” button on the Canvas home page to access the course.
        • If you are an EXISTING Canvas student, use the “Email Login” button on the Canvas home page to access your class. If you don’t remember your password, select the “Forgot Password?” option.
        • If you have previously accessed Canvas using a Rutgers NetID, use the “NetID Login” button on the Canvas home page and proceed accordingly.

NOTE: You should only have ONE account in Canvas. Your Canvas account must also contain the same email address you used when registering in ANCOR. You can verify the email addresses by logging into your Canvas account and visiting: https://rutgers.instructure.com/profile/settings.

AFTER YOU HAVE LOGGED INTO CANVAS, remember to accept the green course invitation at the top of the screen.

To find your course on future visits to Canvas, click the "Courses" link in the red, left- side toolbar, then click the course link.

Sakai Courses

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 are a NEW Sakai student, you will receive two email notifications:
            1. 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.
            2. 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:

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:

    • Non-Credit Services / ANCOR – primary support for non-credit programming; M-F, 8am-6pm EST
    • For questions about the course, please contact the Bildner Center at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..