It is a two-year program (when done relatively full time), but can also be done part-time at one’s own pace. Students take classes on campus alongside rabbinic, cantorial, and Master of Jewish Education degree students.
The first year of the program is focused on grounding students with an introduction to Jewish texts, practice, Hebrew language and Jewish history. The second year of the program allows students to focus on either Jewish history and thought or the Jewish textual tradition (see curriculum below).
Coming to study at Hebrew College also means there are a wealth of elective opportunities open in Jewish education, halakhah (Jewish law), and Jewish mysticism.
There is a Hebrew requirement for entering the program. Incoming students must have completed Hebrew 4 (intermediate Hebrew), or the equivalent of two years of college Hebrew. For students who have had little exposure to Hebrew, Hebrew College offers a summer Ulpan course to prepare students for the master’s program.
Rabbi Gita Karasov
Director of Admissions