Social Entrepreneurship in Jewish Education at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Source: eJewish Philanthropy


The Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Melton Centre for Jewish education will launch the Melton Fellows Program in the forthcoming academic year with track in social entrepreneurship. Over a period of two years, the Melton Fellows will grapple with challenges in social entrepreneurship. They will study Jewish education and its eco-system in depth and, in addition, will acquire an in-depth knowledge of social entrepreneurship.

All fellows will be required to develop an innovative operative model under the mentorship of seasoned entrepreneurs from the field of Jewish education and beyond. Upon graduation, the fellows will receive an MA degree in Education (specializing in Jewish Education) from The Seymour Fox School of Education, and a certificate in social entrepreneurship from the Melton Centre.

A major catalyst for the establishment of this exciting new program has been the Hebrew University’s prioritization of entrepreneurship and innovation in general and social entrepreneurship in particular.

In November 2018, the Hebrew University together with Bezalel Academic Design and Azrieli College received a $5.4 grant from Israel’s Council of Higher Education to establish an entrepreneurship and innovation center. We envisaged that this new program will work closely with the center and benefit from its expertise.

Registration for the Melton Fellows has begun and will close on May 15.

This ambitious program comes in the wake of the Melton Centre’s launch of Hebrew University’s first Blended-learning MA program three years ago. The program that combines two semesters of on-line courses with a face-to-face intensive Summer semester in Jerusalem, has 40 enrolled students and anticipates increased enrolment next academic year.

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Updated: Feb. 27, 2019