Rachel Buckman - Sr. Education Associate
Loren Berman - Outreach & Engagement Associate
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 250 million words.
Usership continues to grow. Sefaria is currently being visited by approximately 500,000 individual users a month!
Finding texts on Sefaria
Sefaria provides you with easy access to a vast virtual library of works which span thousands of years and locations. Texts are linked to one another so that you can easily move between different sources.
You can search for a text in the search bar (e.g. "Genesis 2:1") or visit the library page to explore the Sefaria library.
Using the resource panel
As you are reading a text, you can click on a passage to bring up the resource panel. This panel contains connected texts, sheets, topics, web pages, audio, and more.
Using Sefaria's Topics feature
With Sefaria’s Topics feature, you can search a topic keyword and Sefaria will show you the most relevant sources, user-created sheets, and related topics — all in one place.
You can access Topics in a variety of ways:
Find popular topic categories in the Topics section of the library page.
Type a keyword or topic into the search bar and find the result with # before it to navigate to the topic’s page.
Sheets are created by Sefaria users and draw together sources, outside texts, and media.
Sheets can always be edited, they can be collaborative, and they can be made public to share with the Sefaria community.
You can access sheets in a variety of ways:
Resources for rabbis and educators
- Resources: Teach with Sefaria
- Educator newsletter: Click "Get the Newsletter" on the Teach with Sefaria page
- Facebook group: The Sefaria Classroom: Where Educators Share, Ask, and Think Together
- Closing items
- Register for future Sefaria webinars (including Sheets on Sefaria this Wednesday 6/23/21!)
- For updates and engagement with Sefaria, follow us on social media:
- Sefaria is a non-profit organization and relies on donations from its users. Learn how to donate to Sefaria.
- Feel free to reach out to us anytime at [email protected]
- Thank you for coming to today's webinar! We're grateful to have you in the Sefaria community.