Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Pluralistic graduate program in Teacher Training in Israel

This comes to us via Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi:

The Shalom Hartman Institute is now accepting applications for the third cycle of Melamdim – The Russ Berrie School for Teacher Training. Bi-national and multi-denominational, Melamdim brings together graduate students of all denominations from across North America and Israel for an intensive two-year M.A. program in partnership with Tel Aviv University.

Along with a $10,000 annual fellowship, Melamdim students receive:

  • Grounding in the philosophical foundations of Judaism taught by leading scholars at the Institute
  • Graduate level studies in Jewish Thought at Tel Aviv University culminating in an M.A. degree
  • Hands-on weekly teaching experience at high schools of different denominations
  • Creative pedagogical workshops
  • Educational fieldtrips
  • Assistance in job placement in Israel or North America
  • On-the-job mentoring for two years

In addition, Melamdim has an optional "Rav Mehanech" track through which distinguished students who extend their studies for two more years become ordained as rabbinic educators for North American community schools.

For further information, please contact us by email at etty@shi.org.il or by phone at (972 2) 567-5350.