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 the qualities that define graduates of Hebrew College’s graduate Jewish educational leadership programs. Our programs combine deep learning with expert and supportive faculty, a cohort of classmates, and the combination of pedagogy, fieldwork, and practical tools to advance your career.

A note about our MJEd Program

Over the past year, Hebrew College has been engaged in an important process of strategic planning and review for all of our graduate and community programs. We are excited to be moving forward with a renewed sense of focus and shared purpose.

In order to allow us time to thoughtfully develop the new vision for our degree programs in Jewish education, we have decided to pause recruitment and enrollment for our current online Masters of Jewish Education program for fall 2020. We will resume recruitment for fall 2021 once the new vision is in place.

In the meantime, we will be continuing to accept new applicants to our Day School Educator’s Program in partnership with the Pardes Institute in Jerusalem.

We remain deeply committed to contributing to the field of professional Jewish education and look forward to exciting new developments in this area.  All current students will continue to be fully supported in their progress towards completion of their degrees, with the resources needed for successful graduation.  If you have any questions, please be in direct contact with Rabbi Michael Shire at

Master of Jewish Education

Whether you are new to the profession or a Jewish educator who wants to move ahead in your career, you will be able to create a program of study that meets your unique interests. This 36-credit degree, which includes two supervised field experiences, may be completed in two years as a full-time student or in three years as a part-time student.

The Master of Jewish Education (MJEd) may be completed as a stand-alone degree or with a specialization in:

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Master of Jewish Education (Pardes Educators Program in Israel)

In collaboration with the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Israel, earn a combined Master of Jewish Education from Hebrew College with traditional text study at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem to prepare for a career in Jewish day school education.

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Dual Master of Jewish Education/Master of Arts in Jewish Studies

The dual Master of Jewish Education (MJEd) and Master of Arts in Jewish Studies (MAJS) is a 45-credit program which affords students the opportunity to acquire comprehensive Judaic knowledge together with educational theory and pedagogic application.

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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 masters 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.

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HebrewCollege 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

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Additional Faculty

  • 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

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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 following programs:

  • Masters in Jewish Education (MJEd)
  • Dual Masters in Jewish Education/Masters in Jewish Studies (MJEd/MAJS)

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-third merit fellowship, 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.

The program can be completed entirely online or in conjunction with on-campus coursework.

Caption: Andrea Shapiro, candidate for a Masters in Jewish Education degree, speaks about the impact of her experience and scholarship at the College’s annual Gala.

Fellowship Eligibility

  • 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

Contact Info

Debrah Ron
Schoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education
Hebrew College