By | Jul 09, 2013

American Friends of Hebrew University

American Friends of The Hebrew University (AFHU) is a national, not-for-profit organization working in partnership with The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Founded by the American philanthropist, Felix M. Warburg in 1925, AFHU has been a central force in Hebrew University’s rise to international prominence. AFHU’s programs, events, missions to Israel and fundraising activities in support of The Hebrew University enable groundbreaking advances important to Israel and our world. The largest member of an international network of Friends organizations, AFHU helps to ensure Israel’s well-being by nurturing the nation’s greatest natural resource: the intellectual strength of its people. The generous support of American Friends enables The Hebrew University to recruit and retain outstanding faculty; build teaching and research facilities; provide student scholarships; advance research; and further regional and international peace and pluralism.

One Battery Park Plaza, 25th Floor

New York, NY 10004

(800) 567-AFHU (2348),

American Seminary for Contemporary Judaism

The ASCJ provides professional training and education leading to Rabbinical Ordination and Cantorial Investiture. Since our Seminary doors opened to students in 2004, we have prided ourselves as being different from the options previously available to those seeking to start or advance their professional and volunteer careers in the Jewish community. The ASCJ provides: A non-denominational, yet traditional and comprehensive curricula. An affordable education for working students to realize their goals and potential. Our Distance Learning Program serves those who would be unable to study at a campus due to time, distance or disability. Use of available technologies means that a student is no longer restricted to studying only with those mentors who live within his community. We now have the ability to match mentors and students from various parts of the country so that each student will have the flexibility to study different topics with individuals who have specialized in their areas of interest.

15014 South 9th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85048

(877) 223-0375, F: (602) 595-3618,


The Delet (Day School Leadership through Teaching) program at Brandeis University offers a unique opportunity to earn a Masters of Arts in Teaching degree and a Massachusetts state teaching license in just 13 months.

DeLeT prepares—

• Elementary Jewish and general studies teachers

•Middle and high school Tanakh/Bible teachers

• Hebrew day school teachers

Delet interns spend a full academic year working in a local day school classroom under the guidance of a mentor teacher and take graduate classes at Brandeis. Our Delet-Pardes partnership offers an opportunity to combine any of these programs with a year of study in Israel. The program features: generous scholarships, job placement assistance, support during the first two years of teaching, and membership in a growing alumni network.,

Graduate Studies at Hebrew Union College-Jewish
Institute of Religion

The School of Graduate Studies, Cincinnati, Ohio, is a center for study, training, research, and publication in Judaic, Hebraic, and Cognate Studies. The School awards Master of Arts, Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy degrees to students preparing for careers in teaching and scholarship. Major areas of study include: Bible, History of Biblical Interpretation, Rabbinics, Second Temple Judaism, Jewish Thought and American Jewish History. The School welcomes students of all faiths and nationalities who meet high standards of scholarship and who are devoted to exploring Judaic heritage. The Pre-Doctoral M.A. in Jewish Studies and the regular M.A. degree are offered on HUC-JIR’s campuses in Cincinnati, Los Angeles and New York. The Doctor of Hebrew Letters (D.H.L.) is available to ordained rabbinical graduates and may be pursued under the supervision of faculty advisors who teach on the same three campuses. The Doctor of Hebrew Studies degree is offered by the Magnin School of Graduate Studies in Los Angeles. The Interfaith Doctor of Ministry Program in Pastoral Counseling, designed for ordained clergy of all faiths, is offered in New York.

3101 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220

(513) 221-1875 ext. 3238

Schools of Education at
Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion

The Rhea Hirsch School of Education (RHSOE) in Los Angeles and New York School of Education (NYSOE), offer full-time programs leading to an M.A. in Jewish Education/Religious Education, with the first year at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem, followed by the two-year core in LA or NY. The NYSOE also offers a full-time two year and two summer program and flexible part-time degree programs. Opportunities include a joint degree with rabbinical ordination (LA and NY) and cantorial ordination (NY); a joint Master’s in Jewish Nonprofit Management; Ph.D. in Jewish Education (LA). HUC-JIR also offers the Executive M.A. in Jewish Education Program, designed for professional educators with five years of experience seeking to expand their professional learning while continuing to work in their communities, with online courses, intensive seminars on campus, and an Israel seminar. A Certificate Program in Jewish Education for Adolescents and Emerging Adults offers online courses in the areas of adolescent development, experiential learning, program planning, organizational dynamics, uses of social media, the arts, and service learning. The RHSOE sponsors DeLeT-Day School Teachers for a New Generation, a 13-month Fellowship in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. Graduates receive a Certificate in Day School Teaching and California State Teaching Credential Multiple Subject. HUC-JIR partners with the Jewish Theological Seminary for the Jewish Early Childhood Education Leadership Institute. The NYSOE offers continuing education and certificate programs for teachers and principals and co-sponsors the Leadership Institute for Congregational School Educators. As a result of a grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation, generous scholarships are available.

National Office of Admissions and Recruitment

3077 University Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007-3796

(800) 899-0925, ext. 4221,

School of Jewish Nonprofit Management at Hebrew
 Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

Established in 1968 as the founding institution in the field, the School of Jewish Nonprofit Management (SJNM) builds a foundation and network for Jewish professional leadership for graduate students interested in pursuing careers in Jewish social services, Federation, Hillel, social justice, camping, culture, education, Israel, community relations or any other arena of Jewish engagement. This intensive, practice-oriented graduate program provides a solid grounding in nonprofit management and leadership, integrating Jewish history, values, communal trends, and contemporary social research. The two-year program offers a certificate and a Master’s degree in Jewish Nonprofit Management. SJNM  enjoys a unique partnership with its neighbor, the University of Southern California. SJNM students can simultaneously earn one of four dual degrees at USC: Masters of Public Administration (MPA), Masters of Social Work (MSW), Masters of Business Administration (MBA), and Masters of Communication Management (MCMGT). SJNM also offers a joint degree in rabbinical Ordination or Jewish Education at HUC-JIR. Generous scholarships and financial aid available.

National Office of Admissions and Recruitment

3077 University Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007-3796

(213) 765-2117,

School of Rabbinical Studies
at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

Founded in 1875, HUC-JIR is the academic, spiritual and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism and the oldest institution of rabbinical education in North America. HUC-JIR educates men and women as rabbinical leaders for North American, Israeli and world Jewry. The Rabbinical School offers a five-year program, including study toward a Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters or Master of Arts in Hebrew Literature degree, culminating in rabbinical ordination. The program begins with a required first year of study at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem, followed by four years of stateside studies, with a core curriculum of intensive text study, leadership development, and spiritual growth. Students may augment the rabbinical program with additional Master’s degrees in Jewish Education, Religious Education, Jewish Nonprofit Management Service, and the Ph.D. HUC-JIR also offers the Israel Rabbinical Program for Israeli citizens, a four-year program in coordination with a M.A. program in Jewish Studies at an Israeli university.

National Office of Admissions and Recruitment

3077 University Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007-3796

(800) 899-0925, ext. 4221,

Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (New York)

Established in 1948 as the Reform Movement’s institution for the training of cantors and the sustaining of Jewish musical heritage after the Holocaust, the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music is a flourishing center dedicated to educating men and women to serve as cantors who inspire worship, innovate new modes of liturgy, teach, counsel, and sustain Judaism. The five-year program of full-time graduate study leads to the degree of Master of Arts in Sacred Music and culminates in ordination as cantor. Students are required to spend their first academic year at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem and continue their next four years of study at HUC-JIR/New York.  Cantorial soloists with at least five years of professional experience serving Reform congregations who are unable to attend the full-time Cantorial Program can advance their education and training while continuing to live and work in their communities through the Cantorial Certification Program, which features on-campus and distance learning in a flexible four-year program leading to Post-Baccalaureate Certification and admission to the American Conference of Cantors.

Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music


1 W. 4th St, New York, NY 10012

(800) 424-1336 ext. 2207,


University of Pittsburgh Hillel

The Edward and Rose Hillel Jewish University Center serves 5,000 18-29 year-olds including 2,500 Jewish undergraduate students from universities around Pittsburgh, as well as 2,500 graduate students and young adults. As part of its mission to enrich and engage the Jewish communities on campus, the Hillel JUC of Pittsburgh is one of the top ranked Hillel’s in the United States. Recognized by Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life as an “Exemplar of Excellence” Hillel, as well as the recipient of numerous awards for innovative programing and meaningful Jewish experiences, the Hillel JUC is at the cutting edge of creating the future of our Jewish community. Our J’Burgh program for 21-29 year olds was selected for inclusion in the prestigious Slingshot Award, given annually to the top 40 innovative Jewish programs in North America. To learn more, check us out at and

Rutgers University Hillel

Rutgers Hillel provides a “home away from home” for the country’s second largest Jewish undergraduate population, with over 6,000 Jewish undergraduates in addition to 1,000+ graduate students at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Driven by a core belief that a healthy Jewish identity and a positive connection to the Jewish People brings meaning and value to students’ lives, Rutgers Hillel develops Jewish leaders for the campus and beyond, creating a vibrant community for students of all Jewish backgrounds. Our nationally recognized staff helps students take responsibility for their own Jewish identities, on their terms: through learning with Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox, rabbinic staff; our ground-breaking Rutgers Hillel Center for Israel Engagement; Shabbat and holiday celebration; daily religious services; social activism, and the arts. Ground will soon be broken for a new, state-of-the-art Hillel facility in the heart of the campus. Rutgers is a great place to be Jewish!

Rutgers University Hillel

93 College Avenue

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Andrew Getraer, Executive Director



Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership

At Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, we create dynamic learning opportunities, rooted in Jewish wisdom and culture, that enable personal growth and develop skills for future community leaders. Our graduate programs and workshops are designed to help our students transform their lives and communities. Spertus advanced degree programs are uniquely flexible, allowing students to tailor their own rich and meaningful academic experiences. Exceptional faculty, mentors, and resources inspire new thinking with real-world application. Public programs—including films, speakers, seminars, concerts, and exhibits—take place at the Institute’s Michigan Avenue facility, in the Chicago suburbs, and online.

610 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL 60605-1901

(312) -322-1700,

Trinity College Hillel

Trinity’s Jewish Studies Program, a multidisciplinary approach to the culture, religion, literature, and history of the Jewish people, was instituted in 1998. Thirteen Trinity faculty across a wide variety of disciplines teach courses in the program and are leading scholars in their respective fields. A well-stocked Judaica library supports profound learning and research experiences. Students can choose to major or minor in Jewish Studies, or take a range of courses offered in—just a sampling—the Hebrew Bible, Rabbinic literature, modern Jewish history, modern Hebrew literature and film, Jewish-Christian relations, American Jewish history, or Jewish life in the Middle East. Trinity also supports and encourages students who wish to pursue foreign study in a variety of world-class programs in Israel and in Europe. Trinity College Hillel is a well-integrated campus organization that enhances and enriches Jewish student life through Shabbat and holiday celebrations, myriad programs and opportunities for leadership.

(860) 297-4195

The University of Kansas

The University of Kansas has emerged as a destination school for Jewish students from the Midwest and beyond who are seeking an active and engaged Jewish community.  From a Jewish Studies minor to Hebrew courses to dynamic Jewish Greek life, KU now has nearly 2,000 Jews on campus.  At the heart of Jewish life at KU is KU Hillel, one of the most successful and respected Hillels in the country.   Thanks to its strategic and innovative approach to Jewish life on campus, KU Hillel connects hundreds of students each year to each other, to Jewish opportunities, and to the KU Jewish community.  KU is developing the next generation of Jewish leadership and the next generation of Jewish adults.  KU is a great place to be Jewish.

KU Visitor Center

1502 Iowa Street

Lawrence, KS 66045-7576


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