Q. Do classes meet at a particular time during the week?
A. No these are recorded, on demand courses that you can watch at your convenience. If you choose to interact with instructors, you do it on the president’s blog. Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg and Dr. Noel Rabinowitz routinely answer students’ questions and comments there.
Q. How long does it take to complete each course?
A. Each mini-course is anywhere from 4-8 hours of video, broken up into 15 to 20-minute segments. You can watch and engage with them as your time allows. Many people watch the videos several times, because often the contents are new to most students and need to be processed.
Q. How many courses are available with the Unlimited plan?
A. 24 courses are available with the Unlimited plan, but we are producing at least one new course each month! So each year at least 12 new courses are added to the collection that already exists.
Q. What if I am interest in 1-2 course, but not the whole program?
A. Sign up either for either the Standard or Plus plans (right now both are still the same price). This will give you access to one course per month. You can also choose the Advanced plan, which will give you access to 2 new courses per month. When you’re finished with your courses, you can self-cancel.
Q. Can I do all my courses within one year if I enroll in the Unlimited plan?
A. Yes, you can, but anticipate continuing after one year since you will see at least 12 new courses added next calendar year (we produce one completely new course per month).
Q. Can I share my login and password with a friend or family member?
A. Yes, you have permission to share your account information with two people of your choice.
Q. Once I go through the program can I gift my collection of courses to someone else?
A. Yes, as long as you maintain your membership in good standing.
Q. If I start with one or two courses per month, can I upgrade later?
A. Yes, a lot people do that, since it is actually cheaper to enroll in the Unlimited plan and have complete on-demand access to all materials.
Q. Do you teach in English?
A. Yes, all classes are in English.
Q. Are there any classes that I should take first?
A. No, you can take them in any sequence.
Q. Can I enroll my friend or pastor into this program and give this membership as a gift?
A. Yes, when you begin to register, the instructions for gifting a membership will appear.
Q. I don’t have time to study right now and haven’t completed the courses I selected this month. Will I be able to add courses next month?
A. Yes, you will be able to add additional courses each month to be taken as your time permits.
Q. Am I required to study one course per month?
A. No, your courses do not expire; they will remain in your library for the duration of your membership.
Q. Can I access my courses on my mobile device?
A. Yes, all courses have been designed to be mobile-friendly and can be viewed on most any device.
Q. Will more courses be added to the current collection?
A. Yes, we add at least one new course per month.
Q. Will the requirement to receive my certificate increase from the 24 courses currently required?
A. No, but many people are interested in their continual growth, so even when they pass certificate requirements they continue studying with us.
Q. Are your courses accredited?
A.Israel Bible Center offers open enrollment and does not grant formal degrees as universities do. Thus the center does not qualify for accreditation, which is required only for traditional institutions such as colleges and seminaries. The center recognizes student achievement with a Certificate in Jewish Context and Culture backed by the high caliber of scholars and teachers involved with the center who represent both Israeli and international universities.
Q. Do you have courses in Spanish?
A. No, unfortunately we don’t have courses in Spanish yet.
We are working on that, but it won’t be done very soon.
You may try the preview to see if your English is good enough to understand.
Since you may (being a student) play your lectures again and again – I’m sure you will be fine as for the English.
Q. Are the courses set up so that they can be downloaded and watched or listened to later?
A. All sessions are pre-recorded. You may conveniently view or listen to them whenever and wherever (all you need – internet connection). However, our system doesn’t allow to download audio and video files of lessons. We provide online streaming only.
Q. If I will enroll for Unlimited membership plan. How will I pay? Can I pay in long terms or in one payment?
A. The UNLIMITED option is more comfortable. You will have on-demand access to all materials (courses, roundtable talks, books by Dr. Eli and useful materials in the RESOURSE section) during a year. Now we have 24 courses, but every month we add one more course. You will be able to create your own schedule in covering them. The UNLIMITED is ONE TIME payment.
Q. Is there another way of payment? I don’t have a debit card.
A. On a present moment PAYPAL or Credit Cards will work.
If you can make a BANK transfer that would be possible as well (for Unlimited option).
Q. I have a few questions concerning … course (already student)
A. Can you please post your questions under the COMMENTS section – in this case everyone (and teachers as well) will be able to discuss and to answer. Dr. Eli is trying to reply to everyone there.
Post it under any article in our BLOG section – you will see it on our web-site.