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In Los Angeles, the HUC-JIR Irwin Daniels School of Jewish Communal Service offers the following programs:
Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Service and Master of Social Work (24 months, 90 credits). Joint with USC or Washington Univ, St. Louis)
Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Service and Master of Public Admin. (24 months, 82 credits)
Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Service and Master of Science in Gerontology (24 months, 86 credits)
Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Service and Communications Management (24 months, 82 credits)
Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Service (54 credits). A concentration in synagogue management is also available.
Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Service and Master of Arts in Jewish Education (24 months, 110 credits)
Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Service and Master of Arts in Judaic Studies (24 months, 110 credits)
The two programs above also require a year's residency in Israel.
Courses in these programs include the Jewish Family and Jewish Community; Jewish Communal Institutes; Biblical and Rabbinic Sources; Jewish History; Fund Raising and Financial Resource Development; Trends in Modern Judaism; Contemporary Jewish Isuses; the Development of the American Synagogue; Management Information Systems; Organizing and Facilitating Support Groups; Understanding Communal Themes Through Traditional Sources; Leadership and Organizational Management; Planning, Allocating, and Decision Making in the Jewish Community; Fiscal Management; Jewish Components of Community Practics; Jewish Social and Political Policy; Boundaries of Normative Jewish Behavior; and other similar courses.
Graduates of these programs work in federations, centers, Jewish family services, camps, Bureaus of Jewish education, congragations, etc.
For those interested in education, the HUC-JIR Rhea Hirsch School of Education offers a course of study designed for those interested in careers in Jewish education.
For information on either of these programs, write to:
3077 University Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90007-3796
In addition, the Cincinatti branch of HUC-JIR is home for the School of Graduate Stuides, which is a leading center for study and research in the areas of the Bible, ancient Near Eastern languages, Hellenistic studies, Jewish religious thought, philosophy and history. For more information, write:
3101 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati OH 45220
Information on all of HUCs programs can be found at http://www.huc.edu/catalog/progs.html
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