The Lookstein Center is dedicated to providing critical supports for Jewish educators as they learn, teach, and lead in the twenty-first century to ensure an engaged and educated Jewish community.

History. Since 1978, The Lookstein Center at Bar-Ilan University has been a central force in global Jewish education. While its approach has always been a fusion of educational practice and academic research, its impact has been concrete: supporting hundreds of Jewish schools across the world and impacting on the lives of thousands of educators and hundreds of thousands of students. From more traditional programs like teacher training and digital curriculum development to its pioneering work with virtual networks and online learning, this dual-pronged approach has made The Lookstein Center’s name synonymous with quality Jewish education.

Impact. Each year, The Lookstein Center works with hundreds of Jewish schools and thousands of educators in five continents. In 2020, the Center trained 1000+ Jewish teachers, taught 5000+ students in its online schools, and distributed curricula used by tens of thousands of Jewish students around the globe. 

The Lookstein Center for Jewish Education of Bar-Ilan University is a registered non-profit organization in the United States and in Israel.