Courses

Courses in the M.A. in Education, Masters Blended Program specializing in Jewish Education are designed to familiarize students with research in Jewish education and to enable the clarification of the goals, methods, practices and challenges involved in transmitting Jewish culture and teaching Jewish and Israel studies. They are focused on challenges and issues facing Jewish education in Diaspora Jewish communities in three main areas:

1. The philosophy, sociology and psychology of Jewish Education and Israel Education.

2. The teaching of Jewish texts

3. Entrepreneurship and innovation in Jewish Education.

Within the 36 total credits required for the M.A., 10 are for required (core) courses and 26 are for elective courses. The university may approve up to eight credits taken outside the Jewish Education track, either from among other Hebrew University distance courses or from universities recognized for credits by Hebrew University. Prior approval from the Program Academic Committee must be obtained for courses outside the Jewish Education track.

Please note that students who do not have sufficient backgrounds in Education or Jewish Studies must take the following prerequisite courses. The credits for these courses will not count toward the M.A.:

  • Foundations of Education (63001)
  • Jewish Education and Jewish Studies (63002)

Be aware that the course offerings may change due to unforeseen academic, logistical, pandemic-related or other circumstances.

2020-2021 Course List

Fall Semester (distance learning*) – October 2020

Credits  

Renewing the practice of Israel Education (63012)

4 elective

Contemporary Jewry and Jewish Education (63015)

2 required

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Jewish Education (63014)

4 elective

Ethics and Jewish Education in the Thought of Emmanuel Levinas (63013)

4 elective
     

Spring Semester  (Distance Learning*) – March 2021

Credits  

Visions in Jewish Education (63004)

4 elective

Issues in Philosophy and Jewish Education (63007)

4 required

Curriculum and the Teaching of Jewish Texts (63003)

4 required

Israel Education and the challenge of Zionism in the 21st century (63005)

4 elective

Jewish education and art: Visual Culture as text (63020)

4 elective
     

Summer Semester (Online Syncronic) – July 2021

Credits  

Social Sciences and Jewish Education (63006)

2 required

Informal and Experiential Education (63008)

2 elective

Museum Education as a tool for teaching Jewish culture and heritage (63023)

2 elective

The Revival of Spoken Hebrew: cultural and linguistic aspects (63019)

2 elective

Midrash and Talmud: Texts on Education (63009)

2 elective

School in the Age of Knowledge – New Pedagogies (63022)

2 elective

Reading Jerusalem: Visions of Jerusalem in Israeli Literature (63011)

2 elective

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

2021-2022 Course List

Fall Semester (online) – October 2021 Teacher Credits Status
Renewing the practice of Israel Education (63012) Dr. Alex Pomson 4 Elective
Contemporary Jewry and Jewish Education (63015) Dr. Yossi Goldstein 2 Required
Curriculum and the Teaching of Jewish Texts (63003) Dr. Howard Deitcher 4 Required
Issues in Philosophy and Jewish Education (63007) Dr. Michael Gillis 4 Required
Spring Semester  (online) – March 2022 Teacher Credits Status
Visions in Jewish Education (63004) Dr. Ari Ackerman 4 Elective
Ethics and Jewish Education in the Thought of Emmanuel Levinas (63013) Dr. Michael Gillis 4 Elective
Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Jewish Education (63014) Dr. Jonathan Mirvis 4 Elective
Israel Education and the challenge of Zionism in the 21st century (63005) Dr. Alick Isaacs. 4 Elective
Jewish education and art: Visual Culture as text (63020) Hava Schwartz 4 Elective
* Distance-learning courses include some synchronous classes to be taught by ZOOM.      

Summer Semester (face to face) July 2022

Culture & Identity Track Teacher Credits Status
Social Sciences and Jewish Education (63006) Dr. Yehuda Bar Shalom 2 Required
Museum Education as a tool for teaching Jewish culture and heritage (63023) Tamar Rosenfeld-Cohen – Dr. Ofra Porat 2 Elective *
The Educational Tour: Learning in places (63021) Dr. Orit Ramon; Dr. Assaf Selzer; Ms. Hava Schwartz 2 Elective *
The Revival of Spoken Hebrew: cultural and linguistic aspects (63019). Dr. Miri Bar-Ziv 2 Elective **
Midrash and Talmud: Texts on Education (63009) Dr. Richie Lewis – Dr. Shana Schick 2 Elective **
School in the Age of Knowledge – New Pedagogies (63022) Dr. Yifat Kolikant – Vered Resnick 2 Elective ***
Reading Jerusalem: Visions of Jerusalem in Israeli Literature (63011) Dr. Rachel Korazin 2 Elective ***
Informal and Experiential Education (63008) Jonathan Ariel - Dr. Marcelo I. Dorfsman  2 Elective
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Track Teacher Credits Status
Social Sciences and Jewish Education (63006) Dr. Yehuda Bar Shalom 2 Required
Museum Education as a tool for teaching Jewish culture and heritage (63023) Tamar Rosenfeld-Cohen – Dr. Ofra Porat 2 Elective*
The Educational Tour: Learning in places (63021) Dr. Orit Ramon; Dr. Assaf Selzer; Ms. Hava Schwartz 2 Elective*
Innovation in Jewish Education: From Theory to Practice  Dr. Jonathan Mirvis 2 Elective
Practical Fundraising: Case Studies Dr. Sidney Engelberg 2 Elective
Creativity and Innovation in Educational Organizations Dr. Sharon Arieli 2 Elective
Venture Accelerator for Jewish Education Dr. Amnon Dekel  2 Elective

 

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Track requirements:

In order to register to this track please enroll into course “Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Jewish Education (63014)” in the Spring Semester.

Prerequisite courses (for students without sufficient backgrounds in Education or Jewish Studies)

Foundations of Education (63001)

Jewish Education and Jewish Studies (63002)

Elective courses

Please note that you can choose one course of each category:

1 course marked *

1 course marked **

1 course marked ***

2022-2023 Course List

Fall Semester (distance learning*) – October 2022 Teacher Credits  
Renewing the practice of Israel Education (63012) Dr. Alex Pomson 4 Elective
Contemporary Jewry and Jewish Education (63015) Dr. Yossi Goldstein 2 Required
Curriculum and the Teaching of Jewish Texts (63003) Dr. Howard Deitcher 4 Required
Issues in Philosophy and Jewish Education (63007) Dr. Michael Gillis 4 Required
       
Spring Semester  (distance learning*) – March 2023 Teacher Credits  
Visions in Jewish Education (63004) Dr. Ari Ackerman 4 Elective
Ethics and Jewish Education in the Thought of Emmanuel Levinas (63013) Dr. Michael Gillis 4 Elective
Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Jewish Education (63014) Dr. Jonathan Mirvis 4 Elective
Israel Education and the challenge of Zionism in the 21st century (63005) Dr. Alick Isaacs. 4 Elective
Jewish education and art: Visual Culture as text (63020) Hava Schwartz 4 Elective
       
Summer Semester (face to face) July 2023 Teacher Credits  
Social Sciences and Jewish Education (63006) Dr. Yehuda Bar Shalom 2 Required
Informal and Experiential Education (63008) Dr. Marcelo I. Dorfsman – Jonathan Ariel 2 Elective
The Educational Tour: Learning in places (63021) Dr. Orit Ramon; Dr. Assaf Selzer; Ms. Hava Schwartz 2 Required
The Revival of Spoken Hebrew: cultural and linguistic aspects (63019). Dr. Miri Bar-Ziv 2 Elective
Midrash and Talmud: Texts on Education (63009) Dr. Richie Lewis – Dr. Shana Schick 2 Elective
School in the Age of Knowledge – New Pedagogies (63022) Dr. Yifat Kolikant – Vered Resnick 2 Elective
Reading Jerusalem: Visions of Jerusalem in Israeli Literature (63011) Dr. Rachel Korazin 2 Elective
Museum Education as a tool for teaching Jewish culture and heritage (63023) Tamar Rosenfeld-Cohen – Dr. Ofra Porat 2 Elective

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