What these Courses ARE About:
Simchat Torah Beit Midrash® and Ralph Messer welcome you to the International Center for Torah Studies™! We have created this life-changing program to help you reach your potential, improve your life, and in turn, improve the world.
The ICTS™ Program is a multi-level, multimedia curriculum that facilitates college-style courses in classrooms locally, as well as exclusively online. ICTS™ uses the Simchat Torah Beit Midrash® Companion Workbook™ and award-winning Companion Textbook™ whose stunning full-color design appeals to every type of student, including those who learn best by seeing and listening, called “audio-visual learners.”
These courses are specifically designed in graduated learning tracks. As students are required to complete the courses in order, they will build their understanding upon foundational concepts and models based on what is taught in previous lessons and semesters, helping them retain what they study through layers of learning. The International Center for Torah Studies™ presents ten university-style courses. Each online course contains up to 30 one-hour video classes and multimedia learning tools, including interactive review programs as well as full-color, fully illustrated Companion Textbooks. Each online course is sixteen weeks long, including breaks for seasonal holidays.
The ICTS™ program is arranged in a specific pattern to maximize your potential for success. The courses build upon one another, so students are required to take them in a specific order.
The introductory course, Torah Law or Grace (TLOG), is recommended for new students, or as a refresher for existing ICTS™ students, and can be taken at any time during an ICTS™ semester.