Course Offerings

Here are all the Jewish Education courses offered within various tracks. 

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This course will continue the development of the four language skills of reading, listening, writing, and speaking that students gained in Hebrew I, II and II. In this course there will be a special emphasis on developing literacy and literary skills. Students will engage in the comprehension of...

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Semester: Online Traditional Semester with live webinar sessions on Mondays and Thursdays, 8:00-9:30pm Eastern Time (January 3 to April18)

J

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

This course offers a graduate-level introduction to Judaism in the Modern Period. Together with a brief survey of Jewish history during this period, the course will concentrate on the religious and ideological challenges posed to Judaism by modernity and the range of Jewish responses, such as...

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Semester: Spring Online Semester A: January 2 – February 26

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The 21st Century offers a great many challenges to teacher including significant advances in technology and a changing landscape in the law. Education professionals and administrators must be aware of federal and state common law, legislation and regulations in the performance of their duties....

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

M

Modern Jews have interpreted the Bible in ways that are radically new, under the impact of movements such as Reform Judaism and feminism, and events such as the Holocaust. Understanding these new approaches is a key to how modern Jews think about topics such as Israel and social justice. The...

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Semester: Spring Online Semester B: February 27 – April 30

Music is an integral part of Jewish life, and a valuable tool for use in a wide variety of Jewish educational settings with students of all ages.  This course will focus on ways in which music can be used to enhance the teaching of a variety of subjects including Bible, holidays, history, Israel...

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

P

This course focuses on the application of instructional design principles to the planning of instruction. Course content examines the use of traditional instructional design practices, as well as progressive instructional design theories that respond to the needs of 21st century learners. Course...

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

T

This course will survey the history and present state of the Jewish Diaspora, focusing on the Jewish communities apart from the United States.

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

W

In the Jewish world, one basic skill is to know how to how to fashion a discussion, a devar Torah, or a short sermon on  the Torah portion that is read that week in synagogue, called in Hebrew the parashat ha-shavua. In the last three books of the Torah. there are many portions that have little...

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

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