M.A. Program Goals

  1. Students will demonstrate recognition of the legitimacy of multiple points of view and approaches, both historically in the Jewish tradition and in the interplay of contemporary Jewish movements and schools of thought.

  2. Students will demonstrate core knowledge of biblical, rabbinic, and liturgical texts in their original languages and contemporary scholarship in these areas.

  3. Students will demonstrate competence in modern Hebrew language.

  4. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the most recent trends and changes in the contemporary Jewish community.

  5. Students will demonstrate competence in academic research (including library skills) in order to produce and present graduate-level academic, practical, or educational work.