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The Institute of Jewish Studies is a uniquely focused program for committed Christians who are interested in studying the Scriptures in-depth.

I invite you to consider all that the Institute of Jewish Studies has to offer. Our desire is to equip you as a servant of our loving Lord and Savior.

Clarence Johnson, Director of the Institute of Jewish Studies

Upcoming Courses

Winter Session 2017
Jan 16 - Feb 25

Enrollment is Full


A study of the background, context and content of Hebrews. Emphasis is placed on gaining an understanding of the struggle of the first-century Jewish Christians, whose trials were pressuring them to go back to the faith of their forefathers rather than going on to maturity in Christ. An understanding of the author’s emphasis on the superiority of Christ, the New Covenant and Jesus’ priesthood should encourage the student’s pursuit of maturity.

The Future

An overview of unfulfilled prophetic events revealed in Scripture, with particular focus on the Rapture, the Tribulation Period, the Second Coming of Christ, the Millennium, and the New Heavens and New Earth. Designed to acquaint the student with the “big picture” of end-time prophecy, as well as certain, specific related issues. The student will be encouraged to use the topic of future events as a discussion opener when sharing his faith.

IJS-Lite Workshop
Feb 27 - Mar 17 [3 weeks]

Enrollment begins» Feb 13

Heroes and Villains in the Book of Esther

Heroes and Villains in the Book of Esther is a 3-week, Bible-discussion Workshop providing an informative and relaxed overview of the book of Esther and the Jewish holiday of Purim. Watching God work in the lives of individuals and nations will encourage your faith. Practical, faith-life lessons, course materials, and thought-provoking discussion questions may be easily adapted for use in the local church. (A digital subscription to IMG and a print or digital copy of The Feasts of Israel by Bruce Scott are required.)

IJS-Lite Workshops provide a fresh path to biblical understanding in an online virtual living-room-style atmosphere. The Friends of Israel’s Institute of Jewish Studies has designed the various Workshops to provide an informative and relaxed overview of a Bible book, topic, or current trend relating to Israel, the Messiah, or Prophecy.

IJS-Lite Workshops are non-graded. The 3-week online format includes interactive faith-life lessons, course materials, and thought-provoking discussion questions, which are also easily adapted for use in the Local Church.

Workshops are discussion-based and Bible-centered. Although less intense than IJS academic courses, enthusiastic participation in discussions is an integral part of creating a meaningful experience for everyone involved. Therefore, each participant should be committed to participate wholeheartedly.

What People Are Saying...

"I consider studying at IJS one of the best experiences in my life, not only for the knowledge that I got but for the many friends from around the globe that I found in my classmates."

—Juan from Argentina

"Taking IJS courses has had a tremendous influence on my life. I have so enjoyed getting to know fellow believers of all ages from around the world who are united in their passion for the Lord, Scripture, and the Jewish people. Denominational barriers are not there. It is so nice to have friends from around the world that will pray for me and encourage me in the Lord."

—Kimberly from Grand Haven, Michigan

"If you are beginning your biblical studies - IJS is for you. If you enjoy a collaborative learning experience- IJS is for you. If you are looking for excellence in continuing education - IJS is for you. I have been through various academic settings and have multiple degrees, but I have never had a more enjoyable learning experience than IJS provides - I highly recommend it."

—Larry from Savannah, Tennessee

"What IJS classes have done for me is increase my knowledge of the Bible beyond what I could have ever imagined! I have been able to take the wisdom and the knowledge that I have learned in the classes to go out and minister to the lost and sick with such confidence and the love of Jesus Christ."

—Robin from Chesapeake, Virgina