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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

In this class, we will leap past current events and straight to the heart (and stomach) of Israel! We will use food to tell stories of Israel's history, diversity, and modern culture. Students of all ages will enjoy a sensory experience of Israel while cooking with you in North America! As we...

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Semester: Begins June 18th

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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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

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