Course Offerings



This course explores the book of Job and Biblical views of human suffering. The clash between simple concepts of Divine retribution and the realities of life as seen in Job will be discussed, (Classical)

Semester: Traditional Semester: January 2 – April 23

This course explores the common roots of ancient Rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity in the first five centuries CE. We will study both the theological similarities between the two movements and the ways in which they developed into distinctly different religious traditions. Topics to be...

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

Judaism and Islam are in many ways extraordinarily similar and, in other respects, very different. To study them side by side increases our understanding of each one. The course will assume that students have some knowledge of Judaism, but little knowledge of Islam. Topics include an...

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


This course examines how, if at all, marketing an NPO differs from marketing a traditional private sector organization, good or service. It addresses the particular marketing challenges associated with defining the approaches and services to beneficiaries as well as the cultivation of funding...

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Semester: Spring A: January 2- February 26


Faith-based nonprofit organizations operate according to a complex set of state, federal and common law standards and have limitations on nonprofit activities that include political lobbying and campaigning, fundraising and for-profit business activities.  This course provides the fundamental...

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Semester: Spring B: February 27- April 23


This course provides an overview of the concepts, procedures and fundamental processes of project management. Participants are introduced to the principles, tools and techniques of project management within an integrative framework. The course emphasizes that projects...

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


Thinking and planning strategically are essential for anyone in a leadership position and for those who aspire to assume that role in the future. This course covers the entire strategic planning process from gathering data, identifying key stakeholders, formulating your vision and mission,...

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Semester: Hybrid (Begins online June 19 and meets on campus at Summer Institute Sunday, July 15- Tuesday, July 17)

Successful interfaith dialogue does not happen automatically, nor does it happen overnight. This course will explore the best practices for successful interfaith dialogue and what common pitfalls to avoid in leading an interfaith dialogue. Students will be provided with many useful and...

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


Lessons of the Holocaust reflect current concerns with racism and propaganda, ethical aspects of science and government as well as illustrate the complexities of human behavior and moral choice. This unique course will provide educators with significant historical, sociological and psychological...

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Semester: Summer B: June 19 – August 13, 2018

Many early childhood educators would like to teach Torah stories to young children, but are not sure of how to approach narratives that often have complex themes or contain difficult situations.  This course explores the reasons for working through these complexities in order to teach Torah to...

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Semester: Summer A: April 24 - June 18