Applications Open: YU Certificate Program in Experiential Jewish Education

Yeshiva University Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) has announced that it is now accepting applications and nominations for Cohort III 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.

The program introduces theories and models that capture the essence of Experiential Jewish Education and its impact on the formation of Jewish identity and provides frames of reference for field-wide systemic change. Furthermore, the Program demonstrates the direct correlations amongst a variety of settings in experiential education, so that educators can envision, orchestrate and develop lengthy career paths. Participants enrolled in the program (and the institutions they work in) are privy to a growing network of peers and renowned educators.

Over the past two years, Yeshiva University’s Certificate Program in Experiential Jewish Education has selected and trained over 40 excelling Jewish educators, including:

  • Teachers and student life directors working in day, community and supplementary schools Directors, rabbis and associates from Chabad and Hillel campus centers
  • Regional directors and associates from BBYO and NCSY
  • Camp Directors
  • Federation, agency and JCC professionals
  • Rabbis and program directors working at synagogues and Kehila centers
  • Directors of Service-learning initiatives

The Certificate Program has worked in partnership with leading institutions including Hillel, NCSY and BBYO – all of which have sent some of their best educators to study in the program.

For the 2013-14 cycle, the CJF has created unique opportunities for institutional partnerships. These include matching incentives to cover the cost of tuition, individual guidance for workplace integration and open sourcing resources and field building opportunities for institutional partners.

For Cohort III, Yeshiva University Center for the Jewish Future will be selecting reflective, creative and motivated in-service educators looking to further their careers and broaden their impact on the field of Experiential Jewish Education.

The program includes weeklong seminars in June 2013, January 2014 and June 2014.

The seminars will take place in New York City and Malibu, CA.

Preference will be given to nominated applicants. Institutions are encouraged to contact the CJF to learn about unique partnership opportunities.

The deadline for application is February 25, 2013.

For more information contact Shuki Taylor at and visit us at

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