Applications Are Now Open: YU Certificate Program in Experiential Jewish Education

YU Certificate programYeshiva University Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) has announced that it is now accepting applications and nominations for Cohort IV of its Certificate Program in Experiential Jewish Education.

The Certificate Program provides outstanding in-service practitioners with tools, knowledge and skills designed to infuse their practice with deliberation and intentionality by introducing theories and models that capture the essence of experiential Jewish education and its impact on the formation of Jewish identity.

For the 2014-15 cycle, the program offers unique opportunities for institutional partnerships. These include matching incentives to cover tuition costs, individual guidance for workplace integration, and field-building opportunities.

For Cohort IV, the Certificate Program seeks reflective, creative and motivated in-service educators, with a minimum of three years of field experience.

The program includes three five-day seminars in June and October 2014, and January 2015 as well as online studies. The seminars will take place in New York City and other northeast locations.

Preference will be given to nominated applicants. Institutions are encouraged to nominate their top educators and to contact us to learn about partnership opportunities.

The deadline to apply is February 17, 2014.

For more information contact Gaby Schoenfeld at and visit us at

The YU Certificate Program in Experiential Jewish Education is generously sponsored by the Jim Joseph Foundation.

Between 2011-13 YU’s Certificate Program in Experiential Jewish Education has selected and trained over 60 senior and diverse Jewish educators from organizations and institutions including:

  • The Abraham Joshua Heschel School
  • Aish Hatorah
  • American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
  • Beth Jacob of Oakland Synagogue
  • Birthright Israel
  • B’nai B’rith Youth Organization (BBYO)
  • The Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at New York University
  • Bureau of Jewish Education of San Francisco
  • Camp Moshava
  • Camp Stone
  • Cedar Sinai Synagogue
  • Chabad International
  • Chabad at the University of Delaware
  • Congregation Beth Shalom
  • Fuchs Mizrachi School
  • Hillel of Greater Toronto
  • Hillel International
  • Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh
  • Hillel of McGill
  • Hillel at Penn State University
  • Jewish Education Center of Cleveland Retreat Institute
  • Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest
  • Kehillah Jewish High School
  • Ma’ayanot
  • Manhattan Day School
  • Mandel Jewish Community Center
  • National Conference of Synagogue Youth (NCSY)
  • National Jewish Council for Disabilities (NJCD) Yachad
  • National Jewish Outreach Program (NJOP)
  • NEXT: A Division of Birthright Israel Foundation
  • The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life
  • Pearlstone Center
  • SAR Academy
  • Shalhevet High School
  • Stony Brook Hebrew Congregation
  • Temple Sinai (Washington D.C.)
  • Toronto March of the Living
  • Toronto UJA’s Community Connect
  • Ulpanat Orot
  • Yeshiva College Schools (South Africa)
  • Yeshiva University
  • Yeshiva University of Los Angeles High School (YULA)
  • Young Israel