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Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education & Administration

Where teaching is sacred, Where learning transforms

An approach to Jewish education rooted in sacred Jewish tradition and informed by a modern understanding of how children learn.

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Our Programs

As the premier international center for the preparation of Jewish educators and administrators, Azrieli’s approach to education is at once rooted in sacred Jewish traditions and modern disciplines informing our understanding of how children learn, and best practices for educational leadership.

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Our Programs

As the premier international center for the preparation of Jewish educators and administrators, Azrieli’s approach to education is at once rooted in sacred Jewish traditions and modern disciplines informing our understanding of how children learn, and best practices for educational leadership.

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Mission & History

At Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, you will find an approach to education that is at once rooted in sacred Jewish traditions and simultaneously in modern disciplines that inform our understanding of how children learn.

How does one teach Gemara while embracing the wisdom of differentiated instruction? What are the early signs of an acute learning disability in a student struggling to learn Hebrew? How can Tanakh be brought to life so that our children do not merely learn about Biblical personalities but engage in a hevruta with them?

The needs of our schools and communities are great, but your opportunity to transform the educational experience, and with it the future of the Jewish people, is greater. We take seriously our responsibility to train the next generation of educators. Within a collegial and close-knit environment, you will benefit from the wisdom and guidance of an internationally recognized faculty, innovative and comprehensive courses, collaborative student faculty research, intensive field experience, exposure to advanced educational technology, and academic and professional mentoring that is second to none.

In short, Azrieli will cultivate your talent and creativity and position you to fan the flames of Jewish children at their learning. This is what it means to learn, teach and inspire. This is Azrieli.

Dr. Rona Novick
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Message from the Dean

Welcome to Azrieli and to the future of Jewish education. Whether you aspire to teach or lead, or are a seasoned professional, at Azrieli you have found the perfect address to advance your knowledge and skills, to be inspired and to inspire. Enjoy perusing this website and explore the breadth and depth of our curricular offerings. Be introduced to our renowned and expert interdisciplinary faculty. Note our collaborative partnerships, read our publications and consider the extraordinary graduates of our programs. The articles, information and links provided here can only tell a portion of the story of Azrieli. It is a narrative that is continually evolving, enriched each time a student joins, and lends their enthusiasm and commitment to Jewish education.

At the heart of Azrieli is the belief in supporting the healthy development and education of each and every Jewish child. At Azrieli, we want nothing less than excellent and meaningful Jewish education for every Jewish child, in every Jewish school. At Azrieli, we recognize that developing a cadre of committed, excellent educators can yield great dividends for Jewish education and Jewish communities. At Azrieli, we recognize the power of partnerships and the benefit of integrating academic learning with practical experience, of bringing research out of the laboratory and into the field. At Azrieli, we know we are entrusted with a sacred task. We hope you will join us here at Azrieli.

Rona M. Novick, PhD
Dean
Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration
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Prism Journal
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Publications and Presentations

Read publications and presentations from Azrieli faculty, along with PRISM: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Holocaust Educators, with funding from the Rothman Foundation. Prism offers educators a practical, scholarly resource on teaching the Holocaust at the high school, college and graduate school levels.

News and Resources

Sara Engel

Sarah Engel Shares Her Love of Jewish Education as a MafTeach Fellow

Sarah Engel Shares Her Love of Jewish Education as a MafTeach Fellow

PELE Bringing wonder to jewish education

Introducing Wonder Into Jewish Education

PELE Chinuch Fellowship

Read more about PELE

Introducing Wonder Into Jewish Education

PEP Talk Playlist

Welcome to Azrieli’s PEP TALKS Library, a collection of our students’ brief, inspiring and thought-provoking ideas on a wide range of topics.

Looking to increase your staff? Find candidates to interview here! Looking for a conference presenter? Find an engaging speaker here! Looking to prompt a lively discussion at faculty meetings? Find the catalyst here!

Our students have found their passion in teaching. Bring their passion into your school with the AGS PEP TALKS Library. Contact Dr. Karen Shawn at shawn@yu.edu for further information.

With PEP TALKS, you can hear the voices of Azrieli students in an exciting new way.

Student Resources

Sara Engel

Sarah Engel Shares Her Love of Jewish Education as a MafTeach Fellow

Sarah Engel Shares Her Love of Jewish Education as a MafTeach Fellow

PELE Bringing wonder to jewish education

Introducing Wonder Into Jewish Education

PELE Chinuch Fellowship

Read more about PELE

Introducing Wonder Into Jewish Education

PEP Talk Playlist

Welcome to Azrieli’s PEP TALKS Library, a collection of our students’ brief, inspiring and thought-provoking ideas on a wide range of topics.

Looking to increase your staff? Find candidates to interview here! Looking for a conference presenter? Find an engaging speaker here! Looking to prompt a lively discussion at faculty meetings? Find the catalyst here!

Our students have found their passion in teaching. Bring their passion into your school with the AGS PEP TALKS Library. Contact Dr. Karen Shawn at shawn@yu.edu for further information.

With PEP TALKS, you can hear the voices of Azrieli students in an exciting new way.

Student Resources

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