What is WebYeshiva.org?
WebYeshiva.org is the world’s first fully-interactive, live, online Yeshiva, Jewish learning program. With Torah courses for people of all backgrounds from around the world, WebYeshiva.org has a class for you.
Q: How do I join WebYeshiva.org?
Q: I registered for a WebYeshiva.org profile. Now what?
A: Click here to browse the live, interactive and recorded Torah classes. To gain access to a course, click the “Add Course” button next to the course you would like to join from the course list or the individual course pages. As long as you are logged in, you will have access to thousands of hours of Torah learning.
Q: Where can I see a list of the courses I have added?
A: When you are logged in, click on your name in the top right corner of the page to access your course listings. You’ll be able to see your current, upcoming, and recorded courses. If the course you wish to enter is not listed, visit the course page and add the course you want to join.
Q: How can I edit my profile?
A: Click on your name in the top right corner of the page to view your profile and edit the details if you choose.
Who Can Participate?
Q: Who can join WebYeshiva.org?
A: WebYeshiva.org welcomes Jews of all backgrounds and affiliations. Certain courses are also open to people of other faiths. If you have any questions with regard to your eligibility please contact us.
Q: I have never learned in Yeshiva and I can’t read Hebrew. Are there any classes for me?
A: WebYeshiva.org offers classes for students at all skill levels. Click here for a list of “beginners” courses. You can consult a WebYeshiva.org staff member to find the classes most suitable for your learning level. To contact a WebYeshiva representative click here.
Q: When do WebYeshiva.org courses start and end?
A: WebYeshiva.org is always starting new courses and programs, and we welcome new participants to join at any time. You can see the dates of live or upcoming classes on the course pages.
Q: Are WebYeshiva.org courses recorded or live?
A: All WebYeshiva.org classes are live and interactive, taught by teachers located in Israel and around the world, and broadcast via the internet. Classes are taught to WebYeshiva.org students in real time, so teachers can answer your questions and interact with you directly. Additionally, the classes are recorded and posted on the course pages for your review. To visit our library of courses please click here. Teachers are available to respond to questions on both current, live classes, as well as the recorded archives.
Q: What time are classes in my time zone?
A: When you register for WebYeshiva.org you will set your time zone. Times will be displayed according to your local time.
Q: How much does WebYeshiva.org cost? Can I get a scholarship?
A: WebYeshiva.org is a free, online, interactive yeshiva. All regular WebYeshiva.org classes are complimentary, unless specified otherwise on the course page. There are some programs or special courses for which we do charge tuition. For scholarship information, please fill out this form and we will contact you.
Q: Are there opportunities for any one-on-one learning in addition to group study?
Q: Do you have an Ulpan or Hebrew Language Course?
A: We are affiliates of eTeacher, a program which offers live, online classes for both modern and biblical Hebrew. They offer discounts for WebYeshiva.org students using Coupon Code WY4651. Click here to learn more.
If you have a technical question about how our online classes work, please see below in the frequently asked questions. It’s possible you’ll find your answer here. If not, please contact our technical support staff and someone will be in touch as soon as possible.
Q: What equipment do I need to use WebYeshiva.org?
A: All you need a computer which is connected to the internet, with speakers or headphones.
Q: Can I still see and follow a class if I don’t have a webcam or a microphone?
A: Absolutely! If you don’t have a web camera, the teacher and other students will not be able to see you, but you’ll still be able to see them and participate fully in the class. Without a microphone, you’ll still be able to hear, but you will not be able to ask questions out loud or participate verbally. In either case, you will still be able to chat your questions and comments to the teacher and other students.
Q: Can I participate in classes via my mobile device such as my iPad, Tablet, iPhone, or Android?
A: Yes! WebYeshiva.org classes can now be accessed from truly anywhere! Here is how to do it: Make sure you download the free WebEx app (Click here for Android and click here for Apple devices). Then, use the browser on your device to log in to www.WebYeshiva.org. Enter your class as usual. Choose the “Audio Internet” option to start the audio. Enjoy the class!
Q: I am in a class but I cannot hear or speak. What should I do?
A: Most likely, you are not yet part of the audio conference. To enable this capability click on the “audio” pull down menu and select “integrated VOIP.” Next, click on “join conference.” This should allow you to hear and speak. If this does not not help, please contact our technical support by clicking here.
Q: Can my computer run other programs while I am signed in to WebYeshiva?
A: Yes, but Skype should be turned off during a live class meeting for your microphone to work consistently.
Accessing Recorded Classes:
Q: I missed a class. How can I access the archives?
A: You can access the archives from your Dashboard Page or by going to the class’s main page and click “Browse Archives,”. It usually takes about 24 hours for a recording to be added to the archive list. The MP3 and MP4 files will be available for download within 72 hours following a class. You may need to download the WebEx Network Player to access the WebEx file archives. Teachers are happy to answer questions via email for those who study asynchronously. Please make sure your pop up blocker is disabled.
Q: How can I switch classes or sign up to hear the archives of a class I am not registered for?
A: Simply go to the course page, staff page, or schedule page and add the course(s) in which you want to enroll. If you are having any difficulties, contact us.
If you have not found the answer to your question on this page, please contact technical support (firstname.lastname@example.org) with technical questions or contact the office (email@example.com) with other questions or comments.