Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in the Professions

Education and Jewish Studies

Education and Jewish Studies

The Jewish education enterprise is extensive and expanding, both nationally and globally, encompassing not only day schools, religious schools, early childhood programs, summer camps, heritage tours, youth groups, Jewish community centers, college campuses, and adult education groups, but also websites, cyber social networks, service learning activities, retreat centers, interactive museums, outdoor adventures, and much more.  Communal leaders and funders have placed a high priority on the recruitment and retention of well-trained professionals to lead these ventures.  At the same time, increasing numbers of talented young men and women are committing themselves to careers in Jewish education and are recognizing that they need intensive and advanced professional study in order to manage and lead new and increasingly complex programs, schools, and organizations. 

NYU offers three outstanding graduate programs in Education and Jewish Studies that prepare researchers, teachers, practitioners, and aspiring administrators for leadership positions in a wide range of Jewish educational settings:

New York University is an ideal setting for advanced, graduate-level training of an elite cadre of Jewish education leaders, both in practice and research.  Three components are crucial to our endeavors: (1) The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, with its comprehensive resources in all facets of education; (2) the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, which offers one of the most extensive and renowned Jewish studies programs in the world; and (3) New York City, the center of America’s major Jewish education organizations and the heart of American Jewish life.  Taken together, the programs in Education and Jewish Studies at NYU offer a unique, exciting, and enriching environment for students from all backgrounds to prepare for and advance their careers in Jewish education.

While providing a core of academic, research, and cohort experiences in education, Jewish education, and Judaic studies, the programs are also tailored to students' individual needs and interests. Close and personalized mentoring is provided by faculty from Steinhardt and Skirball, as well as by expert practitioners in the Jewish education field working in the New York City area.

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