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Rabbinic Certificate Program on Gerontology and Palliative Care

We equip rabbis and Jewish leaders of all denominations to better understand the psychosocial and developmental issues around aging and serious illness; promote healthy aging in the community; initiate and sustain difficult conversations about aging, advance care planning, and dying; and provide guidance that is both holistic and spiritual.

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Six course (18-credit) certificate program

Ministering to older adults, people with serious illness, and their family caregivers are among the most challenging issues facing clergy today.  The Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University plans to implement a nationally recognized, six course (18-credit) certificate program in Gerontology and Palliative Care for rabbis and Jewish leaders.  This program will equip rabbis and Jewish leaders of all denominations to better understand the psychosocial and developmental issues around aging and serious illness; promote healthy aging in the community; initiate and sustain difficult conversations about aging, advance care planning, and dying; and provide guidance that is both holistic and spiritual.  This program addresses a national need for well-trained rabbis and Jewish leaders who can support healthy aging and quality of life, and deliver compassionate, quality care and guidance for serious and advanced illness.

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Location

On-line
Earn your certificate from anywhere in the world
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Costs

$810
course for rabbis, chaplains, and cantors; $500 for rabbinical students
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We offer a unique 18-credit Certificate Program in Gerontology and Palliative Care for rabbis and cantors of all denominations to address a national need for well-trained clergy who can support healthy aging and deliver compassionate, quality care for serious and advanced illness. A small number of other professionals serving the Jewish community may also be considered for the program.

“The core values of the social work profession,” said Dr. Danielle Wozniak, Dorothy and David Schachne Dean of Wurzweiler, “obligate us to care for every aspect of people’s well-being from the beginning of their lives until the end. This certificate program fulfills this mission with both elegance and efficiency, empowering rabbis and other spiritual counselors to provide assistance that satisfies the physical, emotional and religious needs of their charges.”


This 18-credit certificate can be earned separately or as a part of the 60-credit MSW. Our goal is for this certificate to provide flexible solutions to meet the different needs of rabbis. Those who opt to complete Wurzweiler’s MSW program will be eligible for licensure as a mental health professional.

Full Program Breakdown

We offer a unique 18-credit Certificate Program in Gerontology and Palliative Care for rabbis and cantors of all denominations to address a national need for well-trained clergy who can support healthy aging and deliver compassionate, quality care for serious and advanced illness. A small number of other professionals serving the Jewish community may also be considered for the program.

“The core values of the social work profession,” said Dr. Danielle Wozniak, Dorothy and David Schachne Dean of Wurzweiler, “obligate us to care for every aspect of people’s well-being from the beginning of their lives until the end. This certificate program fulfills this mission with both elegance and efficiency, empowering rabbis and other spiritual counselors to provide assistance that satisfies the physical, emotional and religious needs of their charges.”


This 18-credit certificate can be earned separately or as a part of the 60-credit MSW. Our goal is for this certificate to provide flexible solutions to meet the different needs of rabbis. Those who opt to complete Wurzweiler’s MSW program will be eligible for licensure as a mental health professional.

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We offer a unique 18-credit Certificate Program in Gerontology and Palliative Care for rabbis and cantors of all denominations to address a national need for well-trained clergy who can support healthy aging and deliver compassionate, quality care for serious and advanced illness. A small number of other professionals serving the Jewish community may also be considered for the program.

“The core values of the social work profession,” said Dr. Danielle Wozniak, Dorothy and David Schachne Dean of Wurzweiler, “obligate us to care for every aspect of people’s well-being from the beginning of their lives until the end. This certificate program fulfills this mission with both elegance and efficiency, empowering rabbis and other spiritual counselors to provide assistance that satisfies the physical, emotional and religious needs of their charges.”


This 18-credit certificate can be earned separately or as a part of the 60-credit MSW. Our goal is for this certificate to provide flexible solutions to meet the different needs of rabbis. Those who opt to complete Wurzweiler’s MSW program will be eligible for licensure as a mental health professional.

At a Glance

Approved by the New York State Department of Education

Building healthy relationships through the lifespan

Take 1 or 2 classes each 8-week semester

Classes in the fall, spring

Learn from leaders in social work and rabbinate

For more information, FAQs

Program Plans: Road Maps

Rabbinic Certificate Academic Materials:

Academic Calendar 2019-2020
Monthly Calendar 2019-2020

Syllabi Fall 2019:

Philosophical Foundations
Gerontology

Rabbinic Certificate Roadmap
Online Registration Instructions
Canvas Instructions

Contact:
Lynn Levy, PhD, Assistant Director, at llevy1@yu.edu 
Gary Stein, JD, MSW, Director, at GLStein@yu.edu

Prospective Students

For more information, FAQs

Program Plans: Road Maps

Current Students

Rabbinic Certificate Academic Materials:

Academic Calendar 2019-2020
Monthly Calendar 2019-2020

Syllabi Fall 2019:

Philosophical Foundations
Gerontology

Rabbinic Certificate Roadmap
Online Registration Instructions
Canvas Instructions

Contact:
Lynn Levy, PhD, Assistant Director, at llevy1@yu.edu 
Gary Stein, JD, MSW, Director, at GLStein@yu.edu

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