Professional Development

Hebrew College offers several professional development courses, workshops, and conferences for clergy, educational leaders, teachers, and other professionals.

Miller Center for Interreligious Learning & Leadership

The Miller Center offers various workshops, seminars, and fellowships for clergy, educators, and non-profit leaders relating to issues of religion and public life.

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The Hebrew College Innovation Lab

The Hebrew College Innovation Lab is a new incubator for Hebrew College graduate students (rabbinic, cantorial and education) and recent Hebrew College alumni/ae in the Boston area to design and implement creative educational, spiritual, social justice and interfaith projects in the Greater Boston Jewish community. Participants receive grants ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 to run – or supplement the running – of a project that they conceptualize and design.

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Digital Pedagogy of Literacy: The Hebrew Class of the Future

How will Hebrew Language classes look in the future?Come and explore how the integration of technology in second language instruction using the proficiency approach maximizes the effectiveness of Hebrew classes and promotes communicative performance of the learner.

A online course, consisting of 8 one-hour webinars. Offered in partnership with Hebrew at the Center (HATC), A non-profit organization that promotes Hebrew instruction based on the proficiency approach and the use of state of the art pedagogies for second language instruction. $500 ($450 for teachers at Prizmah-member schools.)

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Early Childhood Institute

The Early Childhood Institute (ECI) has been training hundreds of educators of all Jewish affiliations who, in turn, impact thousands of children and their families. ECI offers professional development programs, conferences and seminars, and academic programs for experienced professionals as well as for those who are at the beginning of their careers. Learn about the 2019 Educator Conference on November 11-12, 2019.

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Prayer Leader Summer Institute

The Prayer Leader Summer Institute (PLSI) offers multi-day or multi-week Jewish music classes for clergy, educators, and musicians to hone their music skills and study with master teachers. Some of those who have taught at PLSI in the past include: Hankus Netsky, Ellen Allard, Noah Aronson, and Joey Weinsenberg.

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Online and On-campus Courses for clergy, educators and other professionals

Hebrew College’s Rabbinical School, School of Jewish Music, Jewish Studies Program and Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education offer online and on-campus courses to help professionals enhance their leadership and teaching skills.

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