Become a Leader in Jewish Education
Jewish education is changing and needs leaders like you.
Are you intellectually curious, ready to be challenged academically, and eager to apply your creativity and enthusiasm to breathe new life into our cherished traditions? Become a leader in Jewish education at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.
Here, you will find a community whose passion for the future is balanced with a respect for the past, because only leaders who have been immersed in precious traditions will be able to breathe new life into them. As you develop the knowledge, skills, and strategies to be an innovator and leader in this growing field, you will become empowered to strengthen your community and sustain the transmission of our heritage from generation to generation.
Our community is an ongoing celebration of curious minds, questions without easy answers, and Jewish life. We invite you to be part of that celebration.
Generous scholarships available.
M.A. PROGRAMS IN LOS ANGELES AND NEW YORK
Question What Is. Imagine What Can Be.
This is the place to help write the Jewish future empowered with a strong foundation in the past. As a full-time student becoming a leader in Jewish education, you can combine ancient wisdom with up-to-date innovation and bring new relevance to Jewish tradition. Your journey will take you to Israel, where you will spend a year building a solid foundation for your personal search for answers, followed by two more years of study, collaboration, and practical experience at our Los Angeles or New York campuses.
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Contact us: EducationPrograms@huc.edu
THE EXECUTIVE M.A. PROGRAM IN JEWISH EDUCATION
The Joy of Experimentation. A Love of Big Questions.
If you are an educator with a minimum of five years of experience in a leadership position in the field of Jewish education, the Executive M.A. Program in Jewish Education is for you. Earn your MA while continuing to live and work in your home community. Learn more
. Contact us: ExecMA@huc.edu
DeLeT - DAY SCHOOL TEACHERS FOR A NEW GENERATION
A Teacher Affects Eternity.
See what teaching excellence and innovation in Jewish day schools is all about, and along the way, find the path to fulfill your values and goals while making a difference in the lives of children and their families. Earn a California State Teaching Credential and a Certificate in Jewish Day School Teaching in this 13-month program which uniquely combines graduate-level coursework and a yearlong internship in a Jewish Day School in Los Angeles, San Diego, or the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more
. Contact us: DeLeT@huc.edu
CERTIFICATE IN JEWISH EDUCATION FOR ADOLESCENTS AND EMERGING ADULTS
Curiousity. Innovation. Empowerment.
Expand your knowledge, strengthen your skills, and gain a professional edge as an educator working with adolescents or young adults. This non-residential part-time program includes online and on site courses in the areas of adolescent development, experiential learning, program planning, organizational dynamics, uses of social media, the arts, and service learning. Learn more
. Contact us: EdCert@huc.edu
M.A. IN PLURALISTIC JEWISH EDUCATION IN ISRAEL
Promote Pluralistic Judaism in Israel.
If you are an Israeli educator seeking to implement pluralistic Jewish education in your Israeli educational institution, explore our advanced M.A. in Pluralistic Jewish Education, with Hebrew Uiversity’s Melton Centre, at the Jerusalem campus of HUC-JIR. Learn more: English
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Professional Development Opportunities
JEWISH EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
Are you a new director of a Jewish early childhood education program? Do you aspire to be a leader of such a program? Contribute more deeply to the Jewish culture of your program, learn and apply proven leadership skills, and connect your early childhood program to your institution. Learn more
LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE: SHAPING CONGREGATIONAL LEADERS AND LEARNERS
The Leadership Institute furthers the leadership capacity, pedagogic skills, and Judaic knowledge of congregational school educators. This program is open to candidates from all denominations in the New York, Long Island, Westchester, and the greater metropolitan area. Learn more
Engagement with the Field to Transform Jewish Education
EXPERIMENT IN CONGREGATIONAL EDUCATION
The Experiment in Congregational Education (ECE) is an innovative project with over ten years of pioneering experience in synagogue transformation. The ECE guides congregations to revitalize themselves by bringing Jewish learning to every aspect of congregational life. Learn more
B'NAI MITZVAH REVOLUTION
B’nai Mitzvah Revolution aims to empower synagogues to return depth and meaning to Jewish learning and reduce the staggering rates of post-b’nai mitzvah
dropout. We share with many synagogues a growing unease about the way b’nai mitzvah
are celebrated, and the fact that b’nai mitzvah
preparation has, in many cases, supplanted other goals of synagogue educational endeavors. Learn more
The Jim Joseph Foundation Education Initiative
at HUC-JIR expands our education programs to reach a wide variety of people from across the United States with a broad range of interests in the field of Jewish education. In addition to generous scholarships, the initiative enables HUC-JIR to create an Executive M.A. Program in Jewish Education; certificates in the Jewish education of adolescents and emerging adults and in Jewish early childhood education; alumni induction and retention programs; and a joint rabbinical-education program in Cincinnati and cantorial education program in New York (to complement the current rabbinical-education programs in Los Angeles and New York).