Program Structure

The program is designed for students to finish in either one or two years, depending on the course load they choose. (Studying beyond two years requires special permission.)

The M.A. consists of 36 credits, of which 26 credits will be offered as distance courses: two or four semesters taught online via distance learning (Distance-learning courses include some synchronous classes to be taught by ZOOM); and 10 credits on-site at Hebrew University in the form of a four-week, intensive Summer Semester.

The program includes mandatory and elective courses. Each student can build his or her own program according to his or her academic and personal interests.

In addition to course requirements, participants must submit two seminar papers. The Masters Blended Program does not include the writing of a thesis, which is normally a prerequisite for admission to a Ph.D. program at Hebrew University.

All courses, content and discussions are conducted in English. Spanish- and Portuguese-speakers are invited to join our separate M.A. program in those languages; more information is available here.

Students of the International M.A. enroll in one of the two tracks offered by the program.

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Track

The Entrepreneurship & Innovation Track in Jewish education, from theory to practice, focus on the foundation concepts of social entrepreneurship and their application to Jewish education. In addition strategies for growing the the market and of innovation will be studied in depth.

This track offers courses on the following subjects:

* Basic and advanced social entrepreneurship

* Creative, out-of-the-box thinking

* Fundraising

* Participation in a Social Accelerator facilitated by the Hebrew University center Innovation. Students will be required to develop an MVP (minimum viable product) with the potential of establishing an educational startup.

For the detailed course list click here

Culture & Identity Track

The Culture & Identity Track offers a general overview of Jewish education, integrating two main areas of knowledge:

1. The Philosophy, Sociology and Psychology of Jewish Education.

2. The Teaching of Jewish Texts. 

Thus, providing a rich, profound, and solid foundation for Jewish educators, that will allow them to confront the central challenges facing the field today.

The track offers courses on the following subjects:

* Jewish Education & Jewish Identity

* From theory to practice: New pedagogies in Jewish Education

* The challenge of the classic and modern texts

* The age of Knowledge, technology and Jewish Education

For the detailed course list click here