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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

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

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Semester: Fall Online Session B: October 24 – December 18, 2018

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)

Young adults across the world are harnessing the spirit of activism, and are taking on the challenging responsibility of putting their values into practice by advocating, rallying, & spreading their views. Jewish students are at the forefront of these movements, and as educators,...

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This course is designed to empower teachers with the knowledge needed to utilize organized movement as an effective instructional tool within the modern classroom.  Based on current research, and empirical study, participants will explore content based active learning techniques, designed to...

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Semester: On campus during the week of July 15 – July 20, 2018

Understanding the need for expertise across the curriculum, this course focuses on the importance of choosing curriculum, content, and classroom resources central to the discipline being taught.  In doing so, it pays particular attention to how these three elements must be combined with...

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Semester: Spring B: February 27- April 23

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An exploration of the historical and contemporary understandings and purpose of Jewish education in North America. Through examination of various contexts and cultures of Jewish education, students will reconsider and refine their basic assumptions of Jewish education...

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

This course tackles questions such as: What is your responsibility as a leader and advocate for early childhood education prenatal through grade 4? Who can be a leader? How can you create positive change and influence positive outcomes for children and families? What is the early childhood...

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Semester: Spring B: February 27- April 23

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