Hebrew University - MA in Jewish Studies

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Program Description

Offered in conjunction with the Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies.
 
Who is this program for? 
 
This program is designed for students who wish to study Jewish culture and sources from an interdisciplinary perspective, whether they are recent college graduates interested in the field of Jewish studies or Ph.D. candidates who wish to enrich their knowledge, research skills and experience by studying at the Hebrew University while living in Jerusalem.  
 
Students will enjoy a learning experience in small classes with experts in the field as well as be able to use the Hebrew University's academic resources, such as the National Library on the Edmond J. Safra Campus, Givat Ram.  
  
The program covers Jewish culture and history from its beginnings to Modern times, and is divided into two main periods: from Ancient to early Medieval times and from Medieval to Modern times. Courses are offered in textual studies, history, philosophy, and culture, and include study tours in Jerusalem (see sample of courses below). Language instruction is offered in Modern Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew, Akkadian, Greek, and Literary and Colloquial Arabic. 
  
Special track: Religious Studies
Students who choose to pursue this option will follow a core curriculum in Jewish Studies but focus a significant portion of their electives in Religious Studies courses.
 
 

Hebrew University - MA in Jewish Education

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Program Description

The study program focuses on the following general areas:
o Social Sciences, Jewish Identity, and Informal Education
o Philosophy of Jewish Education
o Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry 
o Study programs with Jewish content
o Management and Innovation
There are also three other concentrations of study: 
o Israel Studies 
o Jewish Studies
o Informal Education
 
Students with a good knowledge of Hebrew may also take graduate-level courses taught in Hebrew through the Melton Centre for Jewish Education, as well as elective graduate courses offered in the faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences.  
 
In addition to the formal program, students are invited to participate in the wide variety of events and programs offered by the Melton Centre, including seminars, forums, and conferences, as well as personally interacting with members of the Melton faculty. 
 
 

Ner Yosef

Program Description

This program is conducted in French.

 

THRIVE at the Hebrew University

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Program Description

Explore and connect to the rich history, culture, and spirituality of Israel through weekend retreats, exciting travel experiences, exposure to prestigious Israeli personalities, and various engaging seminars. Challenge yourself with the intellectual heritage of the Talmud, and its application to modern society. It can’t get much better than that, right?
 
Thrive offers all of this as a seamless component to Hebrew University courses, counting for full credit at your respective institution. At Thrive, we're serious about giving you an experience you'll never forget! 
As part of these studies, Thrive students take a core course on the subject of Jewish Thought. Participants receive all of the other benefits of the Undergraduate Study Abroad Program including medical coverage as well as a program of social and cultural activities. Students receive an official transcript from the Hebrew University, which allows them to transfer their credits to universities in North America.
 
For more information on the Undergraduate Study Abroad Progam see: https://overseas.huji.ac.il/usap
 
Extracurricular Jewish studies are provided by "Jewish Year Abroad," an orthodox Jewish non-profit organization established for this purpose. Students will participate in an exclusive package of activities and excursions designed to examine their Jewish roots and heritage.
 
 

Mitzpeh Bagalil

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Program Description

Mitzpeh BaGalil is a ten-month program for recent high school graduates at Kibbutz Haznnaton in the Lower Galilee. It will run parallel to Hannaton's already successful Mechina program for Israeli teens. 
 
Mitzpeh BaGalil's mission is to deepen and broaden participant's connections and knowledge about the Land of Israel, Israeli society, and Israeli culture. 
 
The program is comprised of academically accredited classes, extensive touring, community service, and the joint development of community between Diaspora and Israeli teens.
Our core values are: Leadership, Zionism, Pluralism
 
We will focus on these values throughout the year from many different perspectives and approaches.
 
The program will use the Galilee as a living labaratory for 21st century pioneering. We will program meetings and opportunities for authentic engagement with members of all of the local communities: Muslim, Christian, Druze, Religious and Secular in order to better understand the complex dynamic that is contemporary Israel.
 
 

Or Vishua - Shnat Yeshiva

Program Description

This program is conducted in French.

 

Machon Bina

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Program Description

The Machon Bina program is designed around the students – providing an environment where each can further develop her unique self and strengthen her identity and commitment to a life guided by Torah and Chasidus. It is the details and the nuances of the Machon Bina program that fosters this growth - classroom learning (discussions, text based, small group learning and other modalities of adult learning) and hands-on/ minds-on projects. Through this blend of learning and projects, the girls will gain deep and meaningful insights into life as Chabad women and hone their strengths and learn new skills for living a full and purposeful life. The Machon Bina program will help them develop the mindsets and tools for life – as a woman, wife, mother, and Shlucha, or wherever life takes them.
 
 

Bet El Yeshiva - Israeli Year

Program Description

This program is conducted in French.

 

JTS Rabbinal School

Program Description

A new format for our rabbinical and cantorial students in Israel will use a trimester system to provide three discrete types of study:
 
1) Land and Language Immersion Lab in Merkaz Tzippori, Jerusalem Forest.
 
2) Beit Midrash learning in the Schocken Institute, our campus in central Jerusalem.
 
3) University study for our rabbinical students.
 
Cantorial students will choose between participating in our Kesher Hadash program for Israel education and joining the rabbinical students for Judaica classes at the Schechter Institute. All of our students will participate in a year long experiential program and be assigned to an internship with a Masorti congregation. The first stage will include an intensive Hebrew ulpan (with an optional JTS Jumpstart Israel summer component). Evening Hebrew language courses will continue into the second trimester; the third trimester will involve Hebrew as language of learning and instruction. In this way the students will be immersed in Hebrew culture and Israeli community for the entire year,and will also experience three discrete models of learning to ensure a rich and fulfilling experience in Israel.
 

JCT - Mechinat Lev

Program Description

This program is conducted in French.