TIBC students commit to a minimum of 45 minutes a week of involvement over each 15-week session through a Zoom Family Night. Opportunities beyond that commitment abound and cater to each individual's Jewish goals, available time, and areas of interest.
Peer to Peer Support
Weekly webinars and small virtual learning groups ensure that the group of students maintain a consistent connection with each other throughout the college semester. These short and manageable meet-ins are small benchmarks of connectivity within a group of students who lean on each other throughout the year for friendship and motivation.
Each student will be paired with a personal mentor from the TIBC who will act as a coach and guide. The mentor’s role will be to help the students reach their Jewish goals on campus, and to help ensure that they are utilizing their Jewish resources both within TIBC and in their local surroundings.
TIBC connects students to trip opportunities for college students across the country both around America, in Israel, and beyond. Students can earn significant scholarships and stipends for meaningful experiences where they can continue their Jewish journey in their available breaks from school.
Since TIBC students have various interests, class schedules and even time zones, most of the educational modules in TIBC are schedule-fluid. Pick the styles of learning, times and topics that work best for you! We work with TIBC students to constantly innovate educational concepts and integrate the best options into an all-you-can-eat buffet of opportunity.
The GPS (Guided Personal Study) Program helps students express and reach their personal Jewish goals. Each session, TIBC students focus on a new Jewish challenge as a platform for their own personal growth. Students receive guidance and coaching on how to apply Jewish learning to take steps forward in spirituality.
Anyone can buy a Jewish book. In TIBC, we help our students build their own Jewish library. Through our various learning modules and personal interest, TIBC helps each student develop a deeper understanding of the world of Jewish books. Students receive books throughout the sessions that fit their personalized study path.
One of the most common goals for motivated Jewish students is to have an awareness and a game plan on how to fully connect with each Jewish holiday. On the doorsteps of adulthood and building a family, TIBC students are given opportunities to learn and test their knowledge of Jewish law concepts to pave the way for their Jewish future.
As our student body grows with each session, TIBC’s leadership opportunities grow with them. Interested students lead their own sessions, help guide each other and contribute to our own evolving educational platform. TIBC connects interested students to internships and other leadership opportunities throughout the country.
Weekly webinar classes unfold a meaningful examination of Jewish life on and beyond campus. The curriculum weaves crucial questions of the modern thinking young adult into the fabric of the Jewish calendar. Topics covered include the Jewish perspectives on Unity, Loneliness, Drugs, the Influence of Perception, Personal Development, Afterlife and Mashiach, Resilience, Relationships, Israel, Modern Technology and more.
The Jewish Development Project is a unique program guiding each student through the development of a Jewish action or ideal. Students will set goals within their chosen project focus and learn relevant Torah to help pave the path to success. A capstone project will aid the internalization of the experience and demonstrate their growth to the entire group.
Sub-communities based on various topics span the semesters offering the students focus groups on important topics. Mentors will run topics through webinars, phone calls and WhatsApp groups. Sample Chaburah topics include, “Reconstructing the Siddur,” “Building a Jewish Library,” “Failure in Judaism,” “The Weekly Mitzvah,” and more.
Sub-communities based on various topics will span the semesters offering the students focus groups on important topics. Mentors will run topics through webinars, phone calls and WhatsApp groups. Sample Chaburah topics include, “Reconstructing the Siddur,” “Building a Jewish Library,” “Failure in Judaism,” “The Weekly Mitzvah,” and more.
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