Courses and Curriculum

MA in Education specializing in Jewish Education Courses*

Fall Semester – Distance Learning ** Credits  Required/Elective
Contemporary Jewry and Jewish Education Dr. Yossi Goldstein 2 Required
Curriculum and the Teaching of Jewish Texts Dr. Howard Deitcher 4 Required
Issues in Philosophy and Jewish Education Prof. Michael Gillis 4 Required
Renewing the Practice of Israel Education  Dr. Alex Pomson 4 Elective
Spring Semester – Distance Learning ** Credits  Required/Elective
Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Jewish Education Dr. Jonathan Mirvis 4 Elective
Visions in Jewish Education Dr. Ari Ackerman 4 Elective
Ethics and Jewish Education in the Thought of Emmanuel Levinas Dr. Michael Gillis 4 Elective
Israel Education and the Challenge of Zionism in the 21st Century Dr. Alick Isaacs 4 Elective
Jewish Education and Art: Visual Culture as Text Hava Schwartz 4 Elective
4-Week Summer Semester in Jerusalem Credits  Required/Elective
Social Science and Jewish Education Dr. Yehuda Bar Shalom 2 Required
Museum Education as a tool for teaching Jewish Culture and heritage Tamar Rosenfeld-Cohen – Dr. Ofra Porat 2 Elective
The Educational Tour: Learning in places Dr. Orit Ramon, Dr. Assaf Selzter, Ms. Hava Schwartz 2 Elective
Culture & Identity Track
The Revival of Spoken Hebrew – Historical, cultural and linguistic aspects Dr. Miri Bar-Ziv Levy Elective
Informal and Experiential Education Dr. Jonathan Ariel 2 Elective
Midrash and Talmud: Texts on Education Dr. Richie Lewis – Dr. Shana Schick 2 Elective
School in the Age of Knowledge – New Pedagogies Dr. Yifat Kolikant – Vered Resnick 2 Elective
Reading Jerusalem: Visions of Jerusalem in Israeli Literature  Dr. Rachel Korazin 2 Elective
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Track
Innovation in Jewish Education: From Theory to Practice Dr. Jonathan Mirvis 2 Elective
Practial Fundraising: Case Studies Dr. Sidney Engelberg 2 Elective
Creativity and Innovation in Educational Organizations  Dr. Sharon Arieli 2 Elective
Venture Aceelerator for Jewish Education Dr. Amnon Dekel Elective
Total Credits 36

*subject to change

** Distance-learning courses include some synchronous classes to be taught by ZOOM.

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While the program may be completed within one year, students may choose a lighter study load in each distance learning semester and extend studies over a year.

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