Programs: Become an Educational Leader
A passion for Jewish education.
A commitment to students of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and abilities.
A desire to strengthen Jewish community.
These are qualities that define graduates of Hebrew College’s graduate Jewish educational leadership programs. Our programs include deep learning with expert and supportive faculty, a cohort of classmates, and the combination of pedagogy, fieldwork, and practical tools to advance your career.
Master of Jewish Education
Whether you are new to the profession or a seasoned educator who seeks to grow professionally, the MJEd program will challenge and motivate those who are eager to become changemakers and innovators in the field of Jewish Education. The program comprises of:
- Part-time, three year program
- Includes a supervised field experience
Master of Jewish Education (Pardes Educators Program in Israel)
In collaboration with the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Israel, earn a Master of Jewish Education degree from Hebrew College combined with traditional text study at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem to prepare for a career in Jewish day school education.
Master of Arts in Jewish Studies
The Master of Jewish Studies degree is a 36-credit program which may be completed full-time or part-time. Students take classes on campus alongside rabbinic, cantorial, and master of Jewish education students. First year courses focus on introductions to Jewish texts, practice, Hebrew language and Jewish history. In the second year, students focus on either Jewish history and thought or the Jewish textual tradition.
Hebrew College is committed to making education affordable for our students. Financial aid may be available for our degree programs and we offer generous fellowships and scholarships for up to 65% of tuition.
I started the Legacy program as a classroom teacher, teaching two-year olds at Germantown Jewish Centre. Since then I have become the supervisor for the summer camp, and currently serve as the Judaic Curriculum Coordinator for the whole school. I am so grateful for the time I had with my professors, and am so glad to have been part of a group of professional Jewish educators. I continually feel a deep sense of gratitude for my Fellowship.
– Anna Goldberg, MJEd`17, Legacy Heritage Fellowship recipient
- Lauren Applebaum, PhD
- Rabbi Jethro Berkman
- Edward Breuer
- Efrat Furst, PhD
- Shiri Katz Gershon, PHD
- Sandy Gold
- Rabbi Neil James
- Andrea Kasper
- Caren Levine
- Jared Matas, PHD
- Barbara Merson
- Ora Minder-Levin
- Ina Regosin
- Jeffrey Schein, PHD
- Alex Sinclair, PHD
- Ilene Vogelstein
Midcareer Fellowship Program for Prospective MJEd Students
I am surrounded by amazing educators and classmates from various backgrounds, who eagerly share their creative ideas, thoughts and opinions and exhibit a deep passion for Jewish education.
– Michal Bessler, Midcareer Fellowship recipient, Judaic studies and Hebrew language teacher at Maimonides School in Brookline, MA
Apply for a Midcareer Fellowship Today
Hebrew College offers mid-career fellowships for the Master of Jewish Education (MJEd) program.
Discover for yourself the rewards of joining a passionate and vibrant community of learners from across the country and around the world. Apply today for the next round of MJEd Midcareer Fellowships at Hebrew College.
Fellows receive a one-quarter merit fellowship towards tuition, and may be eligible to receive additional need-based aid from Hebrew College. Recipients must complete 12 credits per year for three years, for a total of 36 credits.
Andrea Shapiro, Masters in Jewish Education alumna, speaks about the impact of her experience and fellowship at the College’s annual Gala.
- Completion of a bachelor’s degree at least five years prior to beginning study at Hebrew College.
- Prior work for at least three years as a professional serving the Jewish community, and continued work in such a position for the duration of the fellowship.
- Availability to enroll for at least 12 credits per year.
- Working 15hrs/week as a professional in the Jewish community