Bishvil-Haivrit is a dynamic Hebrew language curriculum designed for students in grades seven through 12. Created by Hebrew language curriculum specialists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, administered by Hebrew College and supported by The AVI CHAI Foundation, Bishvil-Haivrit is reaching students in more than 90 Jewish day schools worldwide. Hebrew College offers three certificate programs in collaboration with Bishvil-Haivrit — in Hebrew language teaching, Hebrew language teaching and mentoring, and Hebrew teaching for master teachers.
Boston College (also referred to as BC) is a private Jesuit Catholic research university located in the village of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States, 6 miles (9.7 km) west of downtown Boston. It has 9,100 full-time undergraduates and almost 5,000 graduate students. The university’s name reflects its early history as a liberal arts college and preparatory school (now Boston College High School) in Boston’s South End. It is a member of the 568 Group and the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Its main campus is a historic district and features some of the earliest examples of collegiate gothic architecture in North America. Hebrew College’s Miller Center for Interreligious Leadership & Learning works closely with the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.
The Boston Theological Institute is an association of nine university divinity schools, schools of theology and seminaries in Greater Boston. It is one of the oldest and largest theological consortia in the world. The organization is not a degree-granting institution, but coordinates various administrative, program and academic activities so as to enhance the work of the member schools. Members are:
- Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
- Boston College Theology Department
- Boston University School of Theology
- Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
- Hartford Seminary
- Harvard Divinity School
- Hebrew College
- Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
- Saint John’s Seminary and Theological Institute
Boston University School of Theology is preparing leaders who are pursuing a wide range of vocations – parish ministry, conflict transformation, chaplaincy, campus ministry, administration, non-profit management, social work, the teaching profession, justice advocacy, peacemaking, interfaith dialogue, and more.
A seminary of The United Methodist Church, Boston University School of Theology is also a robustly ecumenical institution that welcomes students from diverse faith traditions. They combine a 175-year heritage of academic distinction with the flexibility to lead the reshaping of global religious life. Its renowned faculty helps each student craft a curriculum to nurture his/her academic goals and realize whatever ministry the student imagines.
Camp Yavneh, an affiliate of Hebrew College, is a residential Jewish camp for children 8 to 16 in Northwood, N.H. Founded by Hebrew College in 1944 and now an independent not-for-profit institution, Yavneh is unaffiliated with any religious movement and offers an environment where Jewish values and activities are emphasized. Its administrative offices are housed at Hebrew College.
Combined Jewish Philanthropies brings together Greater Boston’s Jewish community to care for people in need, advocate for Israel and ensure a vibrant, Jewish future. CJP has been a major partner of Hebrew College in creating a variety of adult-learning programs, including Me’ah, a two-year, intensive curriculum; Parenting Through a Jewish Lens, an adult learning program for parents of young children; Parenting Your Teen; and Eser, a program for young adults. CJP also supports Hebrew College’s work in providing professional-development opportunities for Boston-area Jewish educators.
The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem immerses students in the study of classical Jewish texts. Men and women of diverse religious backgrounds learn together in a rigorous, challenging and open-minded environment. Hebrew College and the Pardes Institute offer a two-year, pluralistic graduate degree program that leads to a Master of Jewish Education and Certificate in Jewish Day School Education from Hebrew College and a Certificate of Advanced Jewish Studies from the Pardes Institute.
Kivunim offers an academic gap-year program for North American High School graduates based in Jerusalem, Israel with programmed field trip visits to 11 countries and over 50 cities and villages significant to the historical and contemporary Jewish global world. Course work includes academic introductions to the history, culture, geographic and demographic context and Jewish institutions of the local Jewish community.
Hebrew College partners with Kivunim to offer five courses totaling 30 credits. Courses run for an entire academic year from September through June.
Kivunim students are academically oriented learners, strongly motivated as Jewish learners with significant potential as future Jewish leaders. Hebrew College is keenly interested in such learners as key prospects for our graduate programs in Jewish leadership, ordination and Jewish Education. The pluralist, academic and contextual orientations of the Kivunim program align closely with Hebrew College’s mission.