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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 course will introduce EdD students to the expectations of doctoral study and provide a road map for successful completion of the degree program. Among the topics to be covered: an overview of types of doctoral research, the Institutional Review Board process, selecting and refining the...

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Semester: Self-paced online course for new doctoral students. Course opens for the summer at start of Semester A: April 24, 2018

This course introduces effective principles and techniques of management in contemporary classrooms. Attention is given to strategies and theories of classroom management, as well as the design and organization of classrooms that facilitate developmentally appropriate practices and student...

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Semester: Spring A: January 2- February 26

This course will focus on the skills and sensitivities necessary in professional supervision, a critical aspect of leading an early childhood program. Specific standards and procedures will be discussed for the hiring and releasing of staff as well as clinical supervision and formative...

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Semester: Summer B: June 19 - August 13

This course will focus on the skills and sensitivities necessary in professional supervision, a critical aspect of leading an early childhood program. Specific standards and procedures will be discussed for the hiring and releasing of staff as well as clinical supervision and formative...

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Semester: Spring A: January 2- February 26

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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

This seminar will meet throughout the year and will include all students taking a MAJED internship at any time during the academic year. Meetings will be devoted to deliberation over theoretical and practical issues of relevance to the interns. Students and faculty will set the schedule for the...

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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 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 A: August 22-October 16

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)

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