Melton Center at Jerusalem's Hebrew University Opens Long-Distance MA in Jewish Education


Source: Melton Center for Jewish Education


The Melton Centre of Jewish Education of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem has announced a new distance learning Master's degree track. Taught entirely in English, the program offers students from around the world the chance to earn a master’s degree in Jewish education in just one year of study with a 6-week semester in Jerusalem. Now the Melton Centre is providing international students with the opportunity for a comprehensive advanced degree, anywhere in the world.

Melton Center offers a rigorous Jewish education program, and is the only such degree recognized by the Hebrew University. Built with the increasingly diverse needs of contemporary Jewish education in mind, the M.A. track gives students a strong background in both general education areas like: curriculum in Jewish Education, formal and informal education, and leadership in education, as well as a wide range of subjects directly relating to Jewish education including contemporary Jewry, Teaching traditional Jewish texts, Jewish philosophy, and Israel studies.

Along with two semesters of online classwork, the program includes a concentrated on-site summer semester in the Hebrew University campus in Jerusalem. This offers degree candidates the advantages of experiencing Jewish life and education in Israel’s capital without interrupting their own teaching schedules back home. In this arrangement combining the strengths of both distance learning and traditional brick-and-mortar schools, students experience both the face-to-face classwork and research with the Melton Centre as well as the flexible, educator-oriented environment of online study.


Classes begin March 7, 2016. Class size is limited: enrollment is on a first-come, first serve basis.

Get more information about the online MA program here.

Updated: May. 21, 2015