Sefaria 101 Webinar August 2020

Rachel Buckman

Education Associate

Chava Tzemach

Communications and Marketing Manager

Contact Sefaria's team anytime at [email protected]

  1. What is Sefaria?

    • At Sefaria we are building an extensive library of Jewish texts and the tools to go with it.

    • Sefaria was launched in 2013 and the library has grown to over 200 million words.

    • Usership continues to grow. Sefaria is currently being visited by approximately 460,000 individual users a month!

    • To learn more about Sefaria, click here.

  2. Studying a text on Sefaria

    • Sefaria's digitized texts provide you with easy access to a vast library of works which span thousands of years and across the world. Texts are linked to one another so that you can easily move between different sources.

    • To find connections on the Sefaria database, you simply click on the text and read. With each click, a side panel will open with a list of resources from within the database.

    • For more information, click here.

  3. Finding interesting material on Sefaria

    • With Sefaria’s Topics feature, you can enter a keyword and Sefaria’s topics sorting shows you the most relevant sources, user-created sheets, and related topics – all in one place.

    • You can access Topics in a variety of ways.

      1. Popular topics categories can be found in the Topics section of the library page.

      2. Type a keyword or topic into the search bar and find the result with # before it to navigate to the topic’s page.

    • Click here for the Topics tutorial.

  4. Sheets are created by Sefaria users and draw together a wide variety of sources, across media, to create a shareable digital product.

    • Sheets are dynamic - they can always be edited, they can be collaborative, and they can be made public to share with the Sefaria community.

    • Sheets can be found in the Sefaria library, connected to texts, in the sidebar. Click on “Sheets” to access all of the public sheets connected to the text that you are looking at.

    • Sheets can also be found on Topics pages.

    • For an FAQ about creating sheets, click here.

  5. Sefaria accounts

    • Sefaria accounts are free and easy to create. For more information, click here.

    • Having a Sefaria account allows you to:

      1. Create sheets

      2. Take notes

      3. Track your learning with our Torah Tracker

      4. Save text and sheets

      5. View your reading history

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