Courses

 

The courses of the International Master of Education program with a specialization in Jewish Education are designed to familiarize students with the methods and novelties in research in Jewish education and, in turn, favor the clarification and reformulation of the objectives, methods, practices, and challenges involved in the transmission of Jewish culture and the teaching of Jewish and Israeli content. The program focuses on the challenges and problems facing Jewish education in Diaspora Jewish communities in three main areas:

  1. The philosophy, sociology, and psychology of Jewish education and the education of Israel.
  2. The teaching of the Jewish texts.
  3. Entrepreneurship and innovation in Jewish education.

Of the 36 total credits required for the master's degree, 12 are for compulsory (core) courses, and 24 are for elective courses. In addition, the university can approve up to eight credits earned outside the program, either from other courses taken at the Hebrew University or from universities recognized by the Hebrew University. Prior approval must be obtained for courses outside the specialized area of ​​Jewish Education.

Students who do not have a sufficient background in Jewish education or studies should take the following courses as prerequisites (credits for these courses will not be included in the master's degree):

  • Foundations of education (63001)
  • Jewish education and Judaic studies (63002)
  • Course offerings may change due to unforeseen academic, logistical, 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
Jewish education and art: Visual Culture as text (63020) Hava Schwartz 4 Elective
Issues in Philosophy and Jewish Education (63007) Dr. Michael Gillis 4 Required
       
Intensive Winter Sessions (on-line) – February 2023      
Culture & Identity Track Teacher Credits  
Social Sciences and Jewish Education (63006) Dr. Yehuda Bar Shalom 2 Required
Windows to Israeli society through Literature (63011) Dr. Rachel Korazin 2 Elective
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Track Teacher Credits  
Social Sciences and Jewish Education (63006) Dr. Yehuda Bar Shalom 2 Required
Evaluating social and educational programs Dr. Yuval Ofec 1 Elective
Creativity and Innovation in Educational Organizations Dr. Sharon Arieli 1 Elective
       
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
Curriculum and the Teaching of Jewish Texts (63003)  Dr. Howard Deitcher – Avigail Aravna 4 Required
       
Summer Semester (in Israel) – July 2023      
Culture & Identity Track Teacher Credits  
Learning in places (63021) Ms. Hava Schwartz 2  
Midrash and Talmud: Texts on Education (63009) Dr. Richie Lewis – Dr. Shana Schick 2  
Informal and Experiential Education (63008) Jonathan Ariel - Dr. Marcelo I. Dorfsman 2  
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Track Teacher Credits  
Innovation in Jewish Education: From Theory to Practice Dr. Jonathan Mirvis 2  
Learning in places (63021) Ms. Hava Schwartz 2  
Venture Accelerator for Jewish Education Dr. Amnon Dekel 2  

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

This program may undergo changes throughout the year.