Application Invited for New Doctoral Program in Jewish Educational Leadership

Hebrew_College_Current_LogoApplications are open for a new online doctoral program (PhD) with required summer residencies in educational studies with a specialization in Jewish Educational leadership hosted by a partnership of Hebrew College Boston and Lesley University Boston. This PhD program is tailored to meet these needs for Jewish educators or professionals who wants to take on greater leadership responsibility in Jewish educational institutions and communal organizations. Since this is a part-time program designed for working professionals, the importance of being in a current position of Jewish educational leadership is a component of the integrated nature of the learning program.

This program is well suited for a variety of educational professionals including

  • Leaders at Jewish day schools, colleges, universities or nonprofit organizations
  • Rabbis, cantors, educators and other congregational leaders
  • Educators who want to transition into a new Jewish educational leadership role

The program consists of 48 credits of which 33 are taken as part of the doctorate in educational leadership at Lesley University and 15 are taken as part of the Hebrew College doctoral certificate in Jewish Educational Leadership. 12 of the Hebrew College credits are applied to the doctoral program at Lesley while the remaining 3 are exclusively Hebrew College credit. This combined program will result in a PhD in Educational Leadership from Lesley University with a specialization certificate in Jewish Educational Leadership from Hebrew College. JELS students will join the relevant cohort at Lesley University with whom they will progress through the program in addition to being a Hebrew College cohort in the JELS courses.

The course of study takes place online and in three summer residencies. The program is designed to be completed in 3-4 years with a doctoral dissertation completed. The required three summer residencies consisting of 11 days takes place at Lesley University (9 days) and Hebrew College (2 days). Two courses are taken online each semester over six semesters utilizing the online learning platforms of the two institutions.

For additional information please visit the Hebrew College website: