The important thing to know about this initiative is that it is not a webinar or a video or an audio shiur or however you’re used to learning Jewish topics online. Most of these classes are scheduled, and involve multiple videos, text posts, forums, and even live Google Hangouts.
We already have some incredible people on board, including the great Rachel Kann (who will teach a class combining the spiritual with the creative), popular blogger Rabbi Eliyahu Fink (who will create an in-depth guide for those who have trouble fitting into their Jewish community), and Joe Brewer, Yale Divinity Graduate (who will be teaching a class about Judaism geared towards Christians).
Rounding out the roster is more Hevria folks, including myself (I’ll be doing an online support group/class for bipolar folks and those suffering from depression), Tzvi Kilov (teaching a class about how to use Hasidus to transcend politics), and David Karpel (a writing class for teens).
I hope that maybe by telling you who we have and what they’re teaching that you’ll get an idea about the kind of stuff we’re looking for. It essentially comes down to the same way we work in terms of picking bloggers, with an added element:
1. You gotta fit the Hevria ethos and mission. This is the most important thing, by far. The who.
2. Your idea for a class must also be unique in the way our blog posts are unique. We’re not looking for your boring lectures in front of a video screen about this week’s Dvar Torah for 45 minutes. We’re looking for unique, spiritual, and, most importantly, something the Jewish world, especially Hevria’s community, needs.
These will be paid gigs (you’ll get a percentage of the amount of revenue the class brings in).
In fact, to reveal a little bit about our plans, Hevria.Academy is one of the first experiments we’re doing to see if we can turn Hevria into a business, which will allow us to sustain ourselves instead of relying on donors, as so many creative Jewish outfits do. We’ll see if it’ll work.
But you’ll be part of something special, if only in the sense that you’ll be taking part of this grand experiment and hopefully making Hevria one of the spiritual Jewish world’s first sustainable startups (what a dream!).
But what all this really comes down to is this: serving the Hevria community (or potential community) in the best way possible. Giving them what they need, what they’re dying for. Money is just the proof they need it. But if you are thinking of applying to be a teacher, please keep that in mind. You must see this as a service first and everything else as secondary.
To apply, just reach out to us through the form below: