Course Offerings

Here are all the Jewish Education courses offered within various tracks. 



Biblical Hebrew Online provides an introductory experience in the language of the Bible for students who can decode (phonetically read) Hebrew.  The course focuses on the fundamentals of biblical Hebrew’s grammatical structures and constructs, including its elaborate root word system and its...

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Semester: Online with live webinars on Wednesday evenings, 8:00-9:30pm EST ( 15 weeks: January 2 – April 23)


Hebrew II Online continues the format of twice-a-week live webinar sessions combined with follow-up reinforcement through a 24/7 website for individual learning and review. All language skills are mastered through more advanced syntactic and grammatical structures. Students will begin to read...

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Semester: Online with live webinars twice weekly- Time TBA


This seminar will meet throughout the year and will include all students taking a MAJED internship at any time during the academic year. Meetings will be devoted to deliberation over theoretical and practical issues of relevance to the interns. Students and faculty will set the schedule for the...

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This course explores the common roots of ancient Rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity in the first five centuries CE. We study both the theological similarities between the two movements and the ways in which they developed into distinctly different religious traditions. Topics to be covered...

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Semester: Fall A: August 22-October 16

Judaism and Islam are in many ways extraordinarily similar and, in other respects, very different. To study them side by side increases our understanding of each one. The course will assume that students have some knowledge of Judaism, but little knowledge of Islam. Topics include an...

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Semester: Hybrid (Begins online June 19 and meets on campus at Summer Institute Wednesday, July 18- Friday, July 20)


This course examines the relationship between law, public policy, and current issues in P-12 education. Course content analyzes historical and contemporary legal, political, and ethical issues of public and private schooling, with an emphasis on state and federal educational law, the political...

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Semester: Summer B: June 19 - August 13


The course will cover a variety of techniques and themes in teaching Jewish history. We will study the teaching of local Jewish history and the use of oral history, and techniques for working with historical artifacts, including physical artifacts and textual artifacts, as well as uses of art...

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Semester: Spring B: February 27- April 23


This course looks at the history of supervision from secular and Jewish perspectives, both of which provide the foundation for present day practice.  After studying Developmental Supervision, Adult Learning, and the role of interpersonal skills in the supervisory arena, the course also...

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Semester: Traditional Semester: January 2 – April 23


Lessons of the Holocaust reflect current concerns with racism and propaganda, ethical aspects of science and government as well as illustrate the complexities of human behavior and moral choice. This unique course will provide educators with significant historical, sociological and psychological...

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Semester: Summer B: June 19 – August 13, 2018

Many early childhood educators would like to teach Torah stories to young children, but are not sure of how to approach narratives that often have complex themes or contain difficult situations.  This course explores the reasons for working through these complexities in order to teach Torah to...

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Semester: Summer A: April 24 - June 18