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This course surveys major trends and developments in American Jewish history from the community's beginnings in the colonial period through the early twenty-first century. Students will become familiar with the leading personalities, events, movements and institutions...

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Semester: Online Fall Semester B: October 24 to December 18

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Biblical Hebrew Online provides an introductory experience in the language of the Bible for students who can decode (phonetically read) Hebrew.  The course focuses on the fundamentals of biblical Hebrew’s grammatical structures and constructs, including its elaborate root word system and its...

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Semester: Online with live webinars on Wednesday evenings, 8:00-9:30pm EST ( 15 weeks: January 2 – April 23)

(Formerly Business Ethics in Jewish Law) The issue of business ethics has been prominent in the news recently because several large American corporations have been accused of serious fraud violations. Jewish law contains a great deal of discussion concerning business practices and business...

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Semester: Summer B: June 19 - August 13

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Understanding that conflict is often a by-product of professional and personal interaction, this course offers strategies for constructively resolving issues at both the individual and group levels.  Using self-reflection, personality inventories, and the study of temperaments, including the...

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Semester: Hybrid (Begins online June 19 and meets on campus at Summer Institute Wednesday, July 18- Friday, July 20)

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Students will explore the techniques and skills necessary to manage and effectively guide human resources in a rapidly changing technological and competitive environment. Emphasis is on student ability to formulate and implement strategies to understand, guide, and...

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Semester: Online Fall Semester A: August 22 to October 23

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This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of Hebrew. The course focuses on the development of all language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing). Students will learn the Hebrew Alphabet in the print form for reading and the cursive...

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Semester: Online Fall Traditional Semester with live webinars on Mondays and Thursdays, 8:00pm to 9:30pm EST: August 22 to December 18

Hebrew II Online continues the format of twice-a-week live webinar sessions combined with follow-up reinforcement through a 24/7 website for individual learning and review. All language skills are mastered through more advanced syntactic and grammatical structures. Students will begin to read...

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Semester: Online with live webinars twice weekly- Time TBA

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Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all share common human lifecycle events, and these are commemorated in rituals for birth, entering adulthood, marriage, and death. In addition, the three Abrahamic faiths observe holy days, celebrations, and fast days and follow religious observances specified in...

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Semester: Spring B: February 27- April 23

Students in the M.A. in Jewish Communal Studies program will complete individualized, supervised internships of 600 hours in designated Jewish agencies, organizations, synagogues or other communal settings. Interns will write a paper reflecting on their experience(s). MAJCS students usually...

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This integrative seminar is designed to explore the challenges and dilemmas of serving the Jewish community. Participants will share field experiences, meet with lay and professional leaders, and analyze values and issues they will face as communal professionals.

Semester: Online with live webinars bi-monthly

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