The program offers a full array of classical Judaic courses in areas ranging from Bible and Hebrew to Talmud, Jewish philosophy, Halacha [Jewish law] and Jewish history.
Classes meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Students transfer 3 credits to either Yeshiva College or Syms School of Business. These credits represent a cumulative grade of their work in IBC. Students may take a series of electives beyond the required IBC courses, leading to an Associate of Arts degree upon graduation.
Students can elect to take any courses in IBC, from Jewish Philosophy and Jewish History to Talmud and Halacha in any given semester (with the exception of first year students, who must take the First Year Seminar).
IBC students can choose to take courses that also fulfill their Jewish Studies requirements for Yeshiva College and the Sy Syms School of Business in IBC. Alternatively, they may take these courses after 1:00 PM if they so choose. Please check the IBC schedule closely to see which courses can be used to fulfill YC or SSSB requirements. Please note that the requirements also differ slightly between YC and SSSB.
- Degree Requirements for Associate of Arts (AA)
- Course and credit requirements: Successful completion of the courses required of all students as listed above plus twelve additional courses distributed as follows: one semester of BIB and eleven more elective courses chosen from JHI, JPH, JUD, and TAL.
- Residence requirement: Full-time residency at Isaac Breuer College for at least four semesters.
- Grade requirement: A minimum cumulative average of 2.0
- Administrative requirements: The prior or simultaneous receipt of a BA or BS degree from yeshiva College or the SYMS School of Business. Each student must have filed an application for degree during the registration period of the semester in which he completes all requirements.
IBC Final Schedule Fall 2019
Rabbi Yosef Bronstein:
Rabbi Zev Reichman:
- Course Packet for Tanya (PDF)
Rabbi Allen Schwartz:
- Jewish Values in a Contemporary World (PDF)
- Course Packet for Bible and the Ancient Near East 5776 (PDF)
- Course Packet for History and Development of the Haggada 5776 (PDF)
- Course Packet for Moslim and Christian Polemics 5776 (PDF)
- Course Outline for Analysis of a Manuscript 5776 (PDF)
- Introduction to Parshat Mishpatim
- Course Packet for Great Biblical Personalities 5776
- Course Packet for Introduction to Bible (2013-2014)(PDF)
- Course Packet for Iyov (PDF)
- Course Packet for Isaiah (PDF)
- Course Packet for Isaiah- Supplementary (PDF)
- Course Packet for Jewish Engagement Fall 2017 (PDF)
- Course Packet for Jewish Engagement Part 1 (PDF)
- Course Packet for Jewish Engagement Part 2 (PDF)
- Course Packet for Jeremiah (PDF)
- Course Packet for Jewish Public Policy
- Course Packet for Chaggai-Zechariah-Malachi (PDF)
- Course Packet for Five Megilloth (PDF)
- Source Packet for Samuel 1
- Sources for Shmuel II
- Sources for Shir HaShirim
- Sources for Kohelet
- Sources for Seven Minor Prophets
- Source Packet for Tehillim
- Source Packet for Intro to Bible
- Source Packet for The Development of Moshe
Talmidim are required to purchase the Talmudic Tractate that their shiur [lecture] is learning. These can be purchased at any local Seforim store as well online.