Jewish Education

Jewish Education 

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Dr. Deena Rabinovich

Stern College for Women offers a major in Jewish education that prepares undergraduates for teaching Judaic studies in day schools in North America.

Mission Statement

Program Student Learning Goals: Graduates of the Jewish education major

  • Will learn how to create a climate of kedusha that reflects the importance of the study
  • Will learn to be a professional educator, one who reflects on her teaching practice and seeks to grow. Develop a professional demeanor
  • Will gain specific content knowledge in Bible, Jewish History, Prayer, Halakha and Oral Law. Beyond the basic requirements for Judaic studies required of all Stern students, Jewish Education Majors take an additional fifteen credits to add to their subject area knowledge. They will be able to apply their subject area knowledge in creating engaging lessons that address the diverse needs of their students
  • Will learn to plan and implement whole class and small group instruction using theories of curriculum as they specifically apply to Judaic studies. ¬† Learns how to plan lessons and activities appropriate for the discipline with clear objectives and goals. Learns to incorporate technology in a way that enhances the learning. Learn how to create appropriate assessment
  • Will learn how to individualize the learning for each student, while working within the community of the classroom
  • Will apply their content knowledge and pedagogical knowledge to actual classroom experiences through fieldwork observations and student teaching. Seminars help students reflect on the experience and deepen their understanding.