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With the changing reality of Jewish life in the Diaspora, the Melton Centre for Jewish Education is moving in new directions to adapt to these changes and to offer solutions to strengthen Jewish education in communities abroad.
Using the M.A. track offered at the Melton Centre as a strong base, we have developed a blended On-Site and Distance MA Program (non-research intended for students’ resident overseas) in Jewish Education, which is offered to Jewish educators in Jewish communities around the world. The program is designed for educators in both formal and informal frameworks who are interested in Jewish Education and its dialogue with the Social Sciences, Educational Philosophy, and Jewish and Israel Studies. Studies integrate on-site and distance learning elements and require 40 credits for graduation.
About the program
This is an international program taught entirely in English mainly intended for students who reside outside of Israel. All the lectures and course material are in English. Contributions to forum discussions and written assignments must be written in English. A high level of English proficiency is therefore a requirement for participation in this program. Many of the courses are focused upon challenges and issues facing Jewish education in Diaspora communities.
The principal advantage of this program is that educators abroad who, for various reasons are not able to spend a long period in Jerusalem, will have the opportunity to study with Melton Centre faculty and enjoy the unique academic resources of the Hebrew University.
Courses in the MA in Education program are intended to familiarize students with research in Jewish education and to enable the clarification of the goals, methods, practices, and challenges involved in transmitting Jewish culture and teaching Jewish and Israel studies.
The program is conducted at a high academic level at the Hebrew University, which is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world.