The Mekom Torah teaching philosophy:
- Never waste people's time.
- If the material is really interesting, you don't need gimmicks to get people to pay attention.
- Pretty much everybody can learn to ask really good questions.
Mekom Torah for adults offers opportunities for beginning and advanced study in an atmosphere of honest questioning. The methods and content are accessible, challenging, and sustaining to all kinds of Jews, whether or not they are already affiliated with a synagogue or a Jewish movement.
Mekom Torah High School programs keep young people involved in Jewish learning and in Jewish community after they reach the milestone of bar/bat mitzvah. They provide a doorway for students who have not yet found a home in the organized Jewish world. They nurture a generation of young people for whom Jewishness is a substantial and significant aspect of their identity.