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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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In this course, you will learn ways to engage your students in joyful Jewish learning through musical play. Like them, you will explore songs and sound, consider content, and engage in self-expression through listening, singing, moving, playing instruments, creating, and talking about...

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Semester: Begins June 18

Teaching about Jewish holidays while we sit in classrooms with our students can make them seem abstract and irrelevant. This is especially true when our students' families may or may not observe each holiday. Mitzvot (literally 'commandments' but also used to mean Jewish good deeds) and middot (...

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Semester: Begins July 23

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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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

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